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January 24, 2017 – BROOKLYN, NY
Wheels Up: EscapeMaker.com and ReachNow Team Up on Local Weekend Getaways Around New York City EscapeMaker and ReachNow are showing New Yorkers that planning an escape from the city has never been so convenient.
EscapeMaker.com has partnered with ReachNow to help more city-dwellers to get away to some of the amazing destinations and tourism regions just outside New York City: the Hudson Valley, the Catskill Mountains, the Finger Lakes, the Skylands Region, the Poconos, the Champlain Valley and more. Throughout 2018, the two companies will team up on eco-travel initiatives.
ReachNow brought its car sharing service to Brooklyn in 2016, adding a fleet of more than 250 BMW and MINI vehicles to the streets of Brooklyn for easy use directly from a smartphone. Members can use any ReachNow car for up to five days without any reservation or late return fee – making it the most flexible option for getting out of town and exploring the best of the Northeast. “Our mission is to help people get to the people and places they love most, which aligns perfectly with what EscapeMaker.com is doing to create opportunities to explore in environmentally conscious ways,” said Nick Hill, New York market manager, ReachNow.
EscapeMaker.com, launched in 2000, has long inspired New York City residents to reduce their carbon footprint by travelling locally for vacations and support the local food system and economy with farm visits, trips to pick-your-own orchards, craft beverage trails, wineries, and overnight stays at bed & breakfasts, for example.
“Transportation has always been a passion point for us,” says Caylin Sanders, President of EscapeMaker.com. “We want our customers to have flexibility and convenience when they decide to visit one of our many farm, food and craft beverage partners across the Northeast. ReachNow’s car sharing service is not only environmentally responsible but opens a whole new lane of possibilities for escaping to areas that may be trickier to reach by train or by bus and we are thrilled to be joining forces with their team.”
The two companies are offering mission-aligned local travel packages available for booking beginning in February 2018. From food festival trips to romantic weekend getaways to educational retreats, customers can choose from a variety of options to suit their budget. Every package will include a ReachNow driving credit, an overnight stay at a local inn, and unique experiences at farms and local dining hotspots.
To kick off the collaboration, EscapeMaker produced a 2018 wall calendar featuring easily drivable Greenmarket farmers and producers destinations and launched a ReachNow online getaway sweepstakes. Several winners will receive $150 ReachNow driving credit for a weekend getaway in the Hudson Valley. This foodie-driven experience in the culinary epicenter for farm-to-table fare includes a 1-night stay at the historic Beekman Arms and Delamater Inn and gift certificates to area farm stores and artisanal shops in Dutchess County in the Hudson Valley. The sweepstakes can be entered here – //www.escapemaker.com/subscribe.
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EscapeMaker.com’s mission is to provide New York area residents with the education and tools necessary to break free from New York City and explore the countless farmers, producers and local agritourism destinations located within a day’s drive of New York City. //www.escapemaker.com Find them on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook: @escapemaker
ReachNow is the mobility service division of the BMW Group. Headquartered in Seattle, ReachNow is developing an ecosystem of mobility services that improve mobility for people living in busy, urban cities using a shared fleet of cars. This ecosystem gives members to access hundreds of BMW and MINI cars on demand whether they want to drive or get a ride. In the future, these services will be accessible through one app, giving the member seamless choice between driving a car, getting a ride or renting a car for multiple days. Today, Reach Now is serving more than 75,000 members in Seattle, Portland and Brooklyn with a fleet of more than 1,300 BMW, Bowie and MINI vehicles. Registration for Reach Now is available through the Reach Now app for iPhone and Android. ReachNow is currently offering free lifetime membership (a $39 value) for a limited time. More information available at www.reachnow.com. Find them on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook: @reachnow