2021 NYSTIA Annual Meeting and Tourism Excellence Awards

We are excited to present the 2021 NYSTIA Annual Meeting and Tourism Excellence Awards in Chautauqua County, NY. This in person event will be out first gathering since 2019 and we are excited to see faces, share stories and plan for 2022.

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$375 Member rate includes all sessions, meals, transportation and entertainment as described in the itinerary.


BOOK YOUR ROOM at the Chautauqua Harbor Hotel using the discounted NYSTIA rate today.

If you will be requiring the Government Rate, please call Chautauqua Harbor Hotel (716) 489-2800.

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, October 20

NYSTIA Board of Directors Session #1: 1 PM to 5 PM in the Columbia Room

Tour & Taste Chautauqua FAM Tour: 2 PM to 5 PM
Anticipate a 2:00 pm departure from the lobby of the Chautauqua Harbor Hotel with stops at the Lucy-Desi Museum, Roger Tory Peterson Institute, and Jackson Center ending with wine tasting back at the Chautauqua Harbor Hotel.

Sip & Savor Opening Reception: 5:30 PM Wine, beer & spirits tasting in the exhibit area at the Chautauqua Harbor Hotel

Dinner: After 6:30 pm - Enjoy dinner with your NYSTIA friends and colleagues (not included in registration) onsite at the Lakehouse Tap and Grill or visit a local restaurant.


Thursday, October 21

8:00 AM: Continental Breakfast in the Exhibitor Display Area

10:30 AM to 11:00 AM: Member Roundtable10:30 to 11:00 Roundtable:

  • James Sauter from Rove will moderate a roundtable of counties from across NYS sharing stories on how data is being used for more efficient decision making and revenue recovery.

11:30 AM to 2:00 PM: Annual Meeting & Member Luncheon

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Opening Remarks:

Governor Kathy Hochul

2:00 PM to 4 PM:4:00 PM:
  • I LOVE NY TPA Meeting: Main Ballroom - Ross Levi, VP/Executive Director of Tourism, I Love New York
  • Networking with NYSTIA colleagues & partners: Exhibitor Display Area
4:45 PM: After you enjoy the National Comedy Center, explore downtown Jamestown or return to hotel:

Buses will begin return loops to the hotel at approximately 8:00 PM

10:00 PM:

  • Final Shuttle back to hotel

Friday, October 22

8:00 AM: Board of Directors Meeting: Election of Officers - Columbia Room

8:30 AM: Annual Celebratory Brunch

9:00 AM to 11:15 AM:

  • Opening Remarks - Don Welsh, President & CEO, Destinations International
  • Introduction of 2021-22 Board & Officers
  • Panel Discussion: Sports Marketing & Tourism: Growth Market
  • I Love NY Review - Ross Levi, VP/Executive Director of Tourism, I Love New York
  • 2021-22 Tourism Excellence Awards Recap & Announcement

11:15 AM to 11:30 AM

  • Concluding Remarks / Adjournment

With Thanks

Thank you to our Strategic Partners for supporting in 2021


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