Attention Fellow Tourism Partners

Due to the COVID-19 crisis currently impacting us all, we are postponing conference registration.
We will re-open registration ASAP.

Please look for an email from NYSTIA announcing registration re-opening with the new schedule.

The 2020 New York State Tourism Conference has been rescheduled from the original April dates to November 16-18. It is our sincere hope that registrants and sponsors will sustain their commitments and participate in November. We fully expect to have a re-imagined event, integrating key elements of both the Conference and Annual Meeting while addressing the 'here and now' priorities of the current crisis.

We recognize that economic realities may require that you request a refund now and re-evaluate your commitment to the November event later in the year. Requests for refunds should be directed to Christine at,and should specify the dollar amount, nature (registration, sponsorship, etc) and recipient/address for the refund requested.
Refunds will be issued by check without any administrative fee*. Please allow three to four weeks for the processing to occur.*If you require that the refund be processed against the credit card originally used for payment, a $15 fee to cover bank/processing charges and administrative time will be applied to each transaction.

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New York State Tourism Conference
NEW DATE - November 16-18

The New York State Tourism Industry Association invites you to the annual New York State Tourism Conference in Westchester County. In its 14th year NYSTIA will hold this statewide tourism conference at the Renaissance Westchester Hotel and we are certain that you will leave inspired and engaged.

Click here to BOOK your hotel reservation.
**Lodging reservation links have been deactivated - we will reactivate as soon as hotel re-opens.

About the Westchester County, New York
Westchester County is a great place to visit. From the majestic Hudson River to picturesque main streets, world-class shopping to historic homes and gardens, cutting-edge culinary innovation to scenic trails and natural beauty, Westchester's got it all.

Click to learn more about Westchester County, NY
Click to learn more about the beautiful Hudson Valley

We are looking forward to showcasing Westchester County during the 2020 conference, event details will be available soon!

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2020 New York State Tourism Conference - Be sure to check back for updates!

Updated May 27- Please check back and review e-blasts for the most up to date schedule including speakers and program.

Monday, November 16

8:00 am - Registration Opens
Check Back for a full listing of activities

Tuesday, November 17

Please check back for a full listing and schedule of sessions, seminars, networking and engagement

Wednesday, November 18

Morning session - concluding by noon.

Pre and Post Excursions

Requires a minimum of 10 participants registered no later than October 15.

Sunday, November 15
NYC - Grand Central & Broadway - shows at 3:00 pm

Broadway's COME FROM AWAY is a Best Musical winner all across North America!
On 9/11, the world stopped. On 9/12, their stories moved us all.

Registration includes:
-Roundtrip transportation from host hotel via Metro North to Grand Central Station
-Catwalk – Back of House tour of Grand Central Station
-Show Talk Back with Broadway Producer Jessica Genick
-Come From Away Show tickets

Mezzanine $105 | Upgrade to Orchestra Seating $135 (separate and advance registration required)

Depart Hotel - Full timing details will be confirmed
Metro North
Grand Central Catwalks Tour
Talk Back with Broadway Producer Jessica Genick
Make way to Theater - walk of subway Grab a bite
Come From Away

Sunday, November 15
Westchester County Excursion

Discover Sunnyside the romantic home author Washington Irving's -celebrating the 200th Anniversary of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Step back into at the luxurious Lyndhusrt Mansion and enjoy a gourmet box lunch on the grounds. Both tours are fully guided, narrated and includes lunch and transportation. (separate and advance registration is required) $80 *Both pre-excursions require a minimum of 24 to secure discounts and transportation.

Sunday, November 15
Guides Association of NYC Tours

Minimum of five particpants per tour.

Secrets of Grand Central Terminal with Joe Shvelak
Explore the magnificent Beaux Arts Terminal with its many secrets and grand spaces.
Stepping off at 4:00 pm from Grand Central Station $30

Tour Noir: A Dame To Guide For
A Dame To Guide For is sightseeing theater. It combines a walking tour of Lower Manhattan sights like Wall Street, City Hall, Woolworth Building, Foley Square, 5 Points, Chinatown, and Little Italy with an original film noir parody play. Departing from Hanover Square near the India House and end in Lt Petrosino Square in Cleveland Place in Soho. Length of the Tour: 2 hours $56

Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf Goodman - The Stories, Life & Luxury of a New York Icon
Maria Gorshin will meet you at Grand Central Terminal with Roundtrip Transportation to Bergdorf Goodman. $30

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The New York State Tourism Industry Association works to advance statewide economic growth, employment and quality of life by realizing the potential of New York's tourism industry and facilitating the success of NYSTIA members. We are the catalyst for collaboration, cooperation and advocacy in the private sector of New York State's Tourism industry.

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