Thank You! Well Done!

Jun 12, 2019

NOMINATING A PARTNER OR COLLEAGUE FOR A TOURISM EXCELLENCE AWARD IS A GREAT WAY TO SAY THANK YOU!

The Erie Canal corridor is one of New York's most iconic assets and an economic driver of New York's past. Thanks in large part to our collaboration with creative destination marketers, New York's canal system's mission has been “re-imagined" to drive economic growth for New York's present and future!

In 2018, we acknowledged that collaboration by nominating several of our partners for NYSTIA's Tourism Excellence Awards. I was thrilled when two of our nominees were selected and they were honored at the 2018 awards ceremony.

As a member of NYSTIA's Awards Committee, I'm urging you to consider what programs and individuals in your organization or among your partners should be nominated in 2019. In my experience it has been partnerships that have brought out the best in our canal and canalway trail destinations and experiences. Who is making an impact in your region? What project, group or event is making a difference?

NYSTIA's Tourism Excellence Awards are New York State's premier recognition program for the tourism industry. Take the time to be sure that your colleagues and programs are getting the recognition they deserve. Use the button below to review the categories and submit a nomination today. If you are not the designated NYSTIA member for your organization or your organization is not a member, login as a GUEST here.

Bill Sweitzer handles Marketing & Public Affairs with the NYS Canal Corporation