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Mike Linehan

Fundraising and Gathering Memories for the Linehan Family Feb 17, 2017

Michael, President & CEO of the Yates County Chamber of Commerce, and a long…  read more →


Mike Linehan

Funeral Services for Michael Linehan Feb 17, 2017

Arrangements for the calling hours and funeral for our friend and colleague, Michael Linehan, have been announced by his wife, Molly.  read more →


Finger Lakes Visitors Connection Publishes Map/Mini-Guide and Local Bar Guide Feb 9, 2017

Finger Lakes Visitors Connection has published two pieces of literature to help visitors and locals learn more about Ontario County attractions.  read more →


Call for Scholarship Applicants Jan 20, 2017

NYSTIA Announces a Call for Applicants for the 2017 Destinations of NYS Travel, Tourism, Hospitality & Culinary College Scholarship Fund.  read more →


Tourism Initiatives in the Governor's Policy Briefing Jan 12, 2017

Tourism Initiatives in the Governor's Policy BriefingBelow is a summary of the…  read more →


Growth of Tourism Assets in the Finger Lakes Region Nov 21, 2016

As tourism spending in the Finger Lakes remains high, tourism assets within the region have expanded in the last 12 months. The region is exploding with more accommodations, new attractions, and culinary and craft beverage options to meet growing visitor demand.  read more →


New York State Tourism Industry Association 2016 Tourism Excellence Award Winners Announced Oct 26, 2016

The New York State Tourism Industry Association (NYSTIA) has recognized leaders in New York State’s tourism industry who have achieved a high level of excellence and accomplishment at the 2016 Tourism Excellence Awards.  read more →


Collaboration Strengthens Tourism Efforts in Finger Lakes Region Oct 3, 2016

The Finger Lakes Regional Tourism Council (FLRTC) brings together 14 counties and tourism representatives in the Finger Lakes to focus on one main goal - promoting the region as a premier travel destination. For this organization, collaboration is key, whether creating a trail or brochure, or working as a team to administer a region-wide public relations program that amassed a total of 1.3 billion media impressions in 2015.  read more →


NYSTIA Calls for Nominations: Tourism Excellence Awards Sep 1, 2016

The New York State Tourism Industry Association will recognize leaders in New York State’s tourism industry who have achieved a high level of excellence and accomplishment. Winning individuals or organizations are selected on the basis of demonstrated commitment, leadership, and accomplishment in the travel and tourism sector for the calendar year 2015. Awards will be given during the Award Dinner after the Annual Meeting on October 20 at Villa Roma Resort.  read more →


CVB Update: Peggy Coleman Joins as Vice President, Tourism and Community Relations Jul 21, 2016

Ithaca, NY- The Ithaca/Tompkins County Convention and Visitors Bureau, a division of the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce, announced today that Peggy Coleman has been hired as the new Vice President, Tourism and Community Relations. Ms. Coleman brings over 29 years of demonstrated success in destination marketing to the Ithaca/Tompkins County team, most recently as President of the Steuben County Conference and Visitors Bureau headquartered in Corning, NY.  read more →


Cayuga County Office of Tourism Summer Hours Jun 15, 2016

To serve the many visitors expected in Cayuga County this summer, the Cayuga County Office of Tourism will be open Saturdays, July 2 to September 10, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in addition to its normal hours, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  read more →


Bassmaster Elite at Cayuga Lake Jun 15, 2016

111 Bassmaster Elite Series pros will be heading to Union Springs on Cayuga Lake, one of New York’s famous Finger Lakes, June 23-26, 2016 for the Bassmaster Elite series to compete for a $100,000 grand prize.  read more →


NYSTIA at the Daytrips and Destinations Travel Show May 16, 2016

On Saturday, May 14, NYSTIA represented many New York State tourism destinations…  read more →


2016-2017 NYS Budget Summary Apr 7, 2016

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo shared highlights from the 2016-17 state budget agreement. Here is an overview of some aspects that impact our industry.  read more →


Scholarship Auction Contributions Mar 4, 2016

NYSTIA is requesting donations from New York State tourism accommodation, attraction & entertainment suppliers to be used to raise dollars for the 2016 Destinations of New York State Travel, Tourism, Hospitality & Culinary College Scholarship Fund. Please send all contributions no later than Wednesday, April 20, 2016.  read more →


Tourism Action Day Issues Booklet Mar 3, 2016

On Tuesday, March 1, tourism industry professionals from across New York State gathered in Albany for Tourism Action Day. As a job creator, tourism continues to be a strong economic driver and supports the state's economic well-being. Issues addressed include: Illegal Hotel Legislation, Impacts of the $15 minimum wage on business, the Matching Grants Program, the Museum Education Act, and more. Click here to download the Tourism Action Day Issues Booklet.  read more →


The Future Is Now

CLAYTON/1000 ISLANDS REGION TO HOST EMPIRE STATE TOURISM CONFERENCE MAY 2-4 Feb 25, 2016

The New York State Tourism Industry Association (NYSTIA) announced today that it will host the 2016 Empire State Tourism Conference, along with I Love NY, this coming May 2-4 at the 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel in Clayton.  read more →



RFP: ESTC Speaker Presentations Jan 11, 2016

The New York State Tourism Industry Association announces a call for proposals for its 2016 Empire State Tourism Conference (ESTC), which will take place from May 2-4 at The 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel in Clayton, NY. NYSTIA welcomes quality panel and workshop proposals on any topic related to tourism.  read more →


Call for Proposals: ESTC Printing and Production Jan 7, 2016

The New York State Tourism Industry Association (NYSTIA) will be hosting the 2016 Empire State Tourism Conference at the Thousand Islands Harbor Hotel in Clayton, NY, May 2-4, 2016. NYSTIA is seeking to work with member businesses in the creation, production and distribution of materials needed to create and present a vibrant conference. Please bid on all or some of the parts described in this request.  read more →