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Arrive in Skaneateles: Thursday, July 29, 2021
Event Day: Friday, July 30, 2021
Media Attendee Information
Please be sure to fill out the Holiday Gift Guide Media Confirmation form no later than FRIDAY, JULY 9.
This information is necessary to ensure a smooth event! Thank you for your prompt response!
A badge proof-sheet will be emailed prior to the event.
Planning your trip
The airlines that fly into Syracuse Hancock International Airport (SYR):
Allegiant Air, American Airlines, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines.
Most major rental car companies are available, as well as taxis, Lyft and Uber.
The flight from New York to Syracuse is approximately one hour.
The airport is about 30 minutes from Skaneateles.
ARRIVING BY CAR
The drive from New York City to Skaneateles is approximately four hours.
WE HAVE RESERVED ONE NIGHT FOR YOU ON THURSDAY, JULY 29,
CHECKING OUT THE MORNING OF THE EVENT, FRIDAY, JULY 30.
YOU DO NOT NEED TO MAKE YOUR OWN RESERVATION FOR THAT NIGHT.
You will receive an email with your hotel reservation information.
Please print and bring that email in case of any issues upon check-in.
Hotel addresses and phone numbers are all listed below with a Google Map for driving directions when you arrive.
CHECK IN: 3:00 PM, Thursday, July 29.
CHECK OUT: 11:00 AM, Friday, July 30.
Please send a text to Amy (818-389-1003) or Nicole (704-560-4917)
once you have arrived at your hotel
Day of the Event
|9:30 AM to 10:30 AM||Media Breakfast at Sherwood Inn|
|11 AM||Check out from Sherwood Inn|
|10:30 AM & 11:30 AM||Minibus Pickup from Sherwood Inn going to the event. Schedule TBA.|
|11:00 AM to 1:30 PM||EVENT OPEN TO THE MEDIA|
|11:30 AM to 1:30 PM||Media Lunch Served at Event|
Please double check that you are on the passenger list if you intend to ride the bus to and from the event.
If you would like to ride the bus, and are not on this list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP.
PLEASE BE READY AND WAITING OUTSIDE YOUR HOTEL AT THE EXPECTED ARRIVAL SO THAT WE CAN KEEP ON SCHEDULE!
RETURN TRIPS AFTER THE EVENT
12:30 PM Departure to Sherwood Inn & Packwood House
1:10 PM Departure to Sherwood Inn & Packwood House
1:50 PM Departure to Sherwood Inn & Packwood House
We will have your $300 remaining travel stipend balance for you at the event.
Since the last checkout time for the Sherwood is 11:00 AM, feel free to bring your luggage with you to the event. We will have storage available.
TRANSPORTATION TO THE EVENT
The event minibus will pick up media at the Sherwood Inn after breakfast to take you to the event. There will also be transportation back to the Sherwood Inn afterwards. Exact times will be provided closer to the event day.
IF YOU MISS THE MINIBUS:
You will need to arrange for a taxi to pick you up and bring you to the event. Please be advised that taxi services, Uber and Lyft are not easily available in town.
IF YOU RENTED A CAR:
If you are driving yourself, you can park at the Country Club at no charge. You will need to register your car at the front desk.
We will provide a tote bag for you to gather all the samples given to you at the event.
It might be a good idea to bring a second suitcase or leave extra space in the one you’re bringing.
DOORS OPEN TO THE MEDIA
Doors are open to the media from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM.
Breakfast is provided for all media at the Sherwood Hotel from 9:30-10:30 AM.
We will provide a lunch during the event.
Please note that this event is not for advertising or pay-for-play content. Editorial coverage, tradeouts, giveaways, etc. are all great.
Please let us know if you have any questions!