AAA Names General Manager of Group Travel Division

BUFFALO, N.Y., September 16, 2011 – Barbara Hughes has been named General Manager of Horizon Club Tours, AAA’s group travel services division. Previously, Hughes served as a Senior Manager of Group Travel for Horizon Club Tours. In her new role, she will oversee all aspects of group travel for AAA, including operations, sales and marketing.

Hughes has nearly 30 years of travel and tourism experience, beginning her career with AAA Western and Central New York. Before returning to the Club, Hughes served in the sales and marketing areas for The Travel Team, Inc., Royal Caribbean International, and most recently, the Snyder Corporation, Inc.

Hughes serves as an advisory member for the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts and the North Tonawanda History Museum. She also volunteers for the Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas and Visit Buffalo Niagara. She resides in Wheatfield.

Horizon Club Tours, LLC, was formed in January 2010 and is AAA Western and Central New York’s affiliated group travel division, specializing in local inbound travel and hospitality services. For more information on Horizon Club Tours or AAA Travel, call (800) 242-4244 or visit

As Upstate New York’s largest member services organization, AAA provides nearly 880,000 members with travel, insurance, financial and automotive related services. Since its founding in 1900, AAA has been a leading advocate for the safety and security of all travelers. Visit AAA at