New York State Tourism Industry Association to hold conference in Schenectady, New York Feb 21, 2018

Registration for attendees and exhibitors now open for the April 2018 event  read more →

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Cooperstown Featured in National News Outlets Feb 20, 2018

Cooperstown, NY has been named one of “The 25 Best Small Towns in America” via Architectural Digest.  read more →

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Conference Early Bird Registration Savings Ends March 15th Feb 19, 2018

Register by March 15th, and save $50!  read more →

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Kendall Knaak Joins Finger Lakes Visitors Connection Feb 8, 2018

Kendall Knaak of Honeoye Falls has joined Finger Lakes Visitors Connection (FLVC) as Visitor Experience Curator and Marketing Associate.  read more →

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BBG&G Advertising and NYSTIA host Facebook Live session February 13th Feb 7, 2018

In advance of the Empire State Tourism Conference, BBG&G will host a Facebook LIVE video on Tuesday, February 13 at 2 p.m. on the NYSTIA Facebook page.  read more →


Scholarship opportunity for MANY membership and conference Feb 2, 2018

Apply for a grant from the William G. Pomeroy Foundation to join the Museum Association of New York as a member, and send your staff the annual MANY Annual Conference.  read more →

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Watkins Glen International Makes Donation to Tourism Industry Scholarship Fund Jan 30, 2018

2018 Destinations of NYS Travel, Tourism, Hospitality & Culinary College Scholarship Program experiences boost.  read more →

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Food & Beverage Trail Launched in Madison County Jan 30, 2018

In December, MCT launched the Central New York Food and Beverage Trail, which connects 24 of Madison County’s farm-to-table restaurants, craft beverage producers, and other snack and dessert vendors.  read more →

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Former Wine Trail Executive Takes Over Otsego County Tourism Promotion Jan 23, 2018

A new year has brought an entirely new team to Otsego County’s Destination Marketing Corporation (DMCOC).  read more →

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Governor Cuomo Calls for Continued Support of New York’s Surging Tourism Industry in 2018 State of the State Address Jan 5, 2018

In his 2018 State of the State address, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo emphasized the importance of tourism to the state’s economy and the returns the state is seeing from its investment in the industry.  read more →

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Governor signs bill creating Senior Tourism Attractions Program Dec 19, 2017

New program targets seniors by identifying destinations and activities that target older New Yorkers.  read more →

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AAA: Record-breaking 107 million Americans to celebrate holidays away from home Dec 14, 2017

AAA forecasts 107.3 million Americans will take to planes, trains, automobiles and other modes of transportation during the year-end holiday period from Saturday, Dec. 23 through Monday, Jan. 1.  read more →

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2017 Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Forecast from AAA Nov 17, 2017

AAA released its Thanksgiving Travel Forecast on November 16th, and is projecting that 50.9 million Americans will travel this Thanksgiving – the highest number since 2005!  read more →


Local Cows and Goats Rocket to Stardom in 2018 Agritourism Calendar Nov 10, 2017

Starting November 1st, will be offering the first ever calendar to feature the animals you might meet when visiting the farmers and producers of GrowNYC’s Greenmarket.  read more →

Andrew Nixon

NYSTIA Honors Andrew Nixon for Service Nov 8, 2017

Andrew Nixon, Executive Director of the Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau, was recognized for his excellence in service as Treasurer of NYSTIA  read more →

2017 Tourism Excellence Awards

New York State Tourism Industry Association 2017 Tourism Excellence Award Winners Announced Oct 30, 2017

The New York State Tourism Industry Association (NYSTIA) recognized individuals and organizations for their high level of excellence and accomplishments in New York State’s tourism industry at the 2017 Tourism Excellence Awards Dinner.  read more →

Haunted History Trail

Haunted History Trail of New York State Launches New Website Oct 12, 2017

The Haunted History Trail of New York State is excited to announce the launch of their new-and-improved website –  read more →

World Canal Conference

Registration for the 2017 World Canals Conference closes September 15th Sep 7, 2017

Registration is open for one-day or full conference attendance through Sept. 15.  read more →

Thinking About Tomorrow

Event: Thinking About Tomorrow's Visitors Today Sep 5, 2017

Join the SCCVB and the Corning Museum of Glass as we host "Thinking About Tomorrow’s Visitors Today" on Monday September 11th.  read more →

Ross Levi

Empire State Development Announces Ross D. Levi Appointed as Executive Director of Tourism Aug 9, 2017

Will Oversee State’s I LOVE NEW YORK Tourism Promotion Efforts.  read more →