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New York State Tourism Industry Association Announces 2018 Collegiate Scholarship Recipients May 16, 2018

The New York State Tourism Industry Association (NYSTIA) has selected five recipients of 2018 scholarship awards from the Destinations of NYS Travel, Tourism, Hospitality & Culinary College Scholarship Fund.  read more →

Dutchess Tourism Awards

Winners announced for Dutchess Tourism Awards of Distinction at National Travel Rally Day celebration May 11, 2018

Dutchess Tourism, Inc. (DTI) celebrated National Travel Rally Day with the announcement of the winners of the 2018 Dutchess Tourism Awards of Distinction.  read more →

Canal Events and Tours Generate $1.5 Billion in Annual Economic Impact May 7, 2018

A new study estimates $1.5 billion is generated annual along the NYS canal system by events, boat tours, bicycle and paddle-sport rentals and historic site/museum tours.  read more →

Sullivan Catskills

Sullivan Catskills Hotel Named to the Condé Nast Traveler Hot List May 7, 2018

The Sullivan County Visitors Association shares that Condé Nast Traveler has announced the winners of its 2018 Hot List, with The DeBruce recognized as one of the 102 hottest hotel openings of the last year.  read more →


NY State Tourism Director to Speak at County's Inaugural Tourism Summit May 3, 2018

The Destination Marketing Corporation of Otsego County (DMCOC) will host a Tourism Summit on the afternoon of May 9, 2018 at the National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum.  read more →

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 →

Cassandra Harrington

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 →

NYS State of the State

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 →

AAA Holiday Travel

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 →