NYSTIA Annual Meeting & Tourism Excellence Awards


Thursday, October 18 to Friday October 19, 2018
Six Flags Great Escape Lodge & Indoor Waterpark
89 Six Flags Drive, Queensbury, NY 12804 (minutes from Lake George and Glens Falls).

This is the annual membership meeting for the New York State Tourism Industry Association. Members can participate in voting on the association budget and board members. Prospective members are welcome to join us to learn more about association activities and opportunities, and to network with fellow tourism industry professionals. Guests are welcome to come enjoy the facilities and local attractions.

The Tourism Excellence Awards will be presented at a celebratory brunch on Friday, October 19th. Start planning your nominations now! The nominations window is open through August 17.

We're partnering with local DMOs in Lake George, Glens Falls and Warren County to plan a great slate of activities to build your trip around, from local dining experiences, craft beverage samplings, boat tours, and more. Click the itinerary link to the left.

  • Fright Fest Tickets at Six Flags Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom, just across the street from Great Escape Lodge. $25 tickets (regular $60+). Includes a complimentary drink bottle for free refills of soft drinks at Fright Night. Experience the frights of Skull Manor, Nightmare in Lost Souls of Sasquatch, The Demon Witch, CrackAxle Canyon, Total Darkness, and Aftermath: Zombies Revenge. 8/13/18 Update: due to unforeseen circumstances, Fright Fest will not be taking place on Fridays at the Great Escape this year. However, the $25 entry tickets will be good for Saturday, October 20th, beginning at Noon. Tickets will include FREE admission to all of the Fright Fest Haunted Houses, for as many visits as the guest would like to visit the haunted house, and the fill cup!
  • Afternoon Boat Cruise on Lake George (Friday, 1pm). Enjoy a one-hour scenic cruise on The Horicon, with Lake George Shoreline Cruises. Shuttle transportation will be provided between the cruise and hotel for those needing it.
Area info:

Extend the weekend to stay and enjoy the Adirondack Film Festival in Glens Falls (Oct 18-20).

Fees for receptions, meals, add-on activities and lodging.

Attend Annual Membership Meeting:
..........No cost
Thursday Welcome Reception, Dinner, Dessert Social:

- Member Rate

..........$ 65.00
- Non-Member Rate
$ 85.00
Friday Tourism Excellence Awards Celebration Brunch:
- Member Rate

..........$ 30.00
- Non-Member Rate
..........$ 45.00
Afternoon Boat Cruise on Lake George (Friday):
..........$ 16.00
Fright Fest Tickets, includes water bottle (Saturday):
..........$ 25.00
Lodging at Great Escape Lodge (per night):

List of Sponsorship Opportunities - click

Enjoy (???) the Demon Witch at Fright Fest on Saturday, October 20th!
Cruise Lake George on The Horicon on October 19th.