Why People Join NYSTIA

"NYSTIA is a great association that actually produces results and helps us in a lot of ways! The shows program is an excellent value, and our tracking shows an increase in business from the areas where we have participated. And, NYSTIA programs such as its meetings, conferences and newsletter provide forums for networking and communicating about the tourism issues and opportunities that are of interest to us as business owners in New York State."

- Mike & Sharon Murphy, Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruises, Inc.


Comments from other NYSTIA Members:

At a strategic planning retreat some of our leading members offered their thoughts on why they belong to NYSTIA.

"This is the one statewide organization that is truly representative of the diverse tourism industry of New York State."
"NYSTIA provides a learning tool for a newcomer to learn the tourism language, then to learn the larger picture."
"The shows are a benefit for me. My time is so important that the reasonable investment I make in shows involves money, not my time."
"NYSTIA provides an arena to understand the dynamics of the tourism industry."
"The Association allows me to develop relationships which strengthen the voice of tourism in New York."
"The NYSTIA Update provides us with eyes and ears that none of us have time to do on our own."
"When I first joined the Association, the co-operative programming was important to me, then the networking opportunities were extremely beneficial. I maintain my involvement now because I want to give back to the Association and the tourism industry."

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