The New York State Tourism Industry Association is a 501c6 trade association, with members and supporters from all facets of the tourism industry, including business operators/managers, destination marketing organizations, chambers of commerce, and other industry leaders and suppliers. NYSTIA represents New York State's tourism industry through collaboration, research, legislative awareness, and exceptional marketing.

We welcome all of you to the Annual Empire State Tourism Conference to immerse yourself in the theme, "The Tourism Experience. Learn it. Do it. It!" We are certain you will leave inspired and engaged, bringing home with you many new ideas and connections which will help you be an even more effective and inspired tourism industry professional.

Take part in hands-on and energetic workshops that investigate and try out tools-of-the-trade for both the promotion side and the traveler side of tourism, as well as provide opportunities to “experience" best practices and innovative solutions to maximize our industry efforts. Network with other professionals. And, have a fun time, too!

discover schenectady.pngAnd while you are here, "Discover Schenectady." This is a city to watch, with the development of the Mohawk River waterfront, improvements to the Amtrak station, and investment in local entertainment and dining ventures. READ MORE HERE