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AAA: This Independence Day will be Historic, More Americans to Travel than Ever Before Jun 28, 2017

NYSTIA member AAA Magazines shares news that AAA just rolled out the 4th of July weekend forecast. With 1.25 million more travelers than last year, 2017 will be marked as the most traveled Independence Day holiday weekend ever.  read more →


Scholarship Winners

New York State Tourism Industry Association Announces 2017 Collegiate Scholarship Recipients Jun 16, 2017

The New York State Tourism Industry Association (NYSTIA) has selected four recipients of 2017 scholarship awards from the Destinations of NYS Travel, Tourism, Hospitality & Culinary College Scholarship Fund.  read more →


Jill Delaney

Travel Expert Stephanie Abrams interviews NYSTIA's Jill Delaney Jun 16, 2017

Jill Delaney, President and CEO of the New York State Tourism Industry Association, is interviewed on the "Travelers411" Radio Show.  read more →


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Collaborative Regional Programming Produces 1.7 Billion Impressions in the Finger Lakes Region May 31, 2017

A collaborative, 14-county public relations program has garnered over 1.7 billion impressions for the Finger Lakes Vacation Region in 2016.  read more →


Fly By Night Cookie Company

Finger Lakes Sweet Treat Trail Kicks Off Another Tasty Season May 30, 2017

The 2017 Finger Lakes Sweet Treat Trail will kick-off on June 2 from 5 – 8 pm at the Finger Lakes Arts Council.  read more →


Trail Signs

Magazine profile on New York's Empire State Trail May 18, 2017

The "2020 Vision" for the planned Empire State Trail is profiled in the Spring/Summer 2017 edition of Rails to Trails magazine.  read more →


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State’s Commitment to Tourism Bolstered in 2017-2018 New York State Budget Apr 12, 2017

The recently enacted FY 2017-18 New York State Budget includes $70 million for I LOVE NEW YORK to further boost the already significant impact through statewide tourism promotion.  read more →


Dutchess County Tourism Awards

Dutchess Tourism will mark National Travel & Tourism Week with annual awards of distinction & brochure exchange Apr 11, 2017

Dutchess Tourism, Inc. (DTI) will celebrate National Travel & Tourism Week by hosting a number of activities on National Travel Rally Day, May 9.  read more →


Passing of Dave Thornton Apr 3, 2017

It is with a heavy heart that we inform you about the passing of an industry icon/friend, David M. Thornton, on April 1, 2017.  read more →


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 →