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See what’s in store for BankTravel 2013 delegates

Courtesy Virginia Beach CVB

Majestic fin and humpback whales, flying vintage World War II aircraft and delicious coastal cuisine await delegates to BankTravel 2013 Feb. 5-7 in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Those are some of the activities being planned for conference delegates by the Virginia Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The conference comes at a prime time for taking two-hour whale-watching cruises as the mysterious and fascinating creatures, which can weigh up to 70 tons, journey to the food-rich mouth of the Chesapeake Bay and the warmer waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

At the Military Aviation Museum, home to one of the largest private collections of flyable World War II and Korean War aircraft, delegates can hear about the contributions of the men and women of aviation and meet and interact with Rosie the Riveter or a Mustang fighter pilot.

For a preview, directors can journey to Virginia Beach in May, when, during Warbirds Over the Beach, the museum showcases its large collection with flyovers and World War II-era musical entertainment, including a big band dinner on Saturday night at the museum, where people dress in period costumes. Visitors can also visit a re-enactor camp where people portray life as soldiers, pilots, nurses and more.

Virginia Beach’s nearly 300 restaurants serve the freshest seafood year-round — tuna, flounder, tautog, she-crab soup, striped bass and crab cakes — jerked, broiled, pan sauteed or fried.

For more information about BankTravel 2013, contact Teresa Burton at 330-332-3841 or visit