Membership Meeting & Tourism Excellence Awards

Please join us on the Seneca Lake waterfront in the beautiful FINGER LAKES REGION for the
4th Annual NYSTIA Membership Meeting & Tourism Excellence Awards

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Thursday, October 26 to Friday October 27, 2017
Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, Watkins Glen, NY

Lodging News: Rooms for Thursday, October 26th at the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel are sold out. See lodging page for more Watkins Glen options. Corning Radisson has added rooms for Thursday 10/26/17 to its room block. Must book by Friday, October 20th.

AT A GLANCE (visit the registration site for complete details):
Thursday, October 26th:

NYSTIA members gather for the annual membership meeting, with a review/preview of association activities, a presentation on the NYSTIA Board of Directors' strategic planning, and voting on board seats and the annual budget. Following that, event attendees are invited to Watkins Glen International for a reception, dinner, and the annual NYSTIA Tourism Excellence Awards. Attendees can pre-register for pace car rides on the track ($). During reception, enjoy tastings of local products from Sunset View Creamery and Seneca Sunrise Coffee.

Friday, October 27th:
Join us for a hearty breakfast. Then, we'll take a look at and discuss statistics, data, and research related to the NYS tourism industry and beyond, with spotlight speaker Scott Johnson, CEO and President of Travel Market Insights Inc., followed by a panel of cross section of professionals from the tourism industry. We'll also hear about the latest marketing initiatives at I Love New York.

NEWS UPDATE (8/29/17): The Corning Museum of Glass welcomes you and your guests for free on Friday October 27th and Saturday October 28th. Show your Annual Meeting name badge at the ticket counter and you and your party can visit the museum for free on Friday and Saturday. (see lodging page for Corning-area lodging to extend your stay).

NEWS UPDATE (8/7/17): Sign up for a guided walk through Watkins Glen State Park, Friday, October 27th, at 1:00 pm (weather permitting). No additional cost to participate, but if you are planning to attend, check the option on your registration for headcount purposes.

Tourism Excellence Awards nominations are now closed.

Contact: or (888) 698-2970.

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