Attention Fellow Tourism Partners

Due to the COVID-19 crisis currently impacting us all, we are going to suspend conference registration until further notice. Please look for an email from NYSTIA announcing registration re-opening with the new schedule including the Tourism Excellence Awards Program.

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New York State Tourism Conference - NEW DATE

Mark Your Calendar - September 23-24-25, 2020

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.

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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.

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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 March 17 - Please check back and review e-blasts for the most up to date schedule including speakers and program.

Tuesday, September 22

Arrive early and Metro North into NYC, Grand Central Catwalk Tour and Broadway "Come From Away"
(separate registration required)

Wednesday, September 23

A morning immersion into Westchester County includes Washington Irvings Sunnyside and Lyndhurst, one of America's finest Gothic Revival mansions. (separate registration is required)

10:00 am - Board of Directors Meeting
12:00 pm - Scholarship Silent Auction Opens
2:00 pm - Opening Session
-Welcoming Remarks
-I Love NY
-Key Note: Empowered Mastery

Networking Break & Book Signing

5:30 pm
Transportation begins to White Plains - Kanopi atop The Ritz

7:30 pm
Return transportation begins - last shuttle at 10:00 pm

Thursday, September 24

8:00 am
Breakfast Begins

8:30 am
Welcome and Key Note Address

9:30 am | 11:00 am | 3:30 pm | 5:00 pm
Network with Sponsors

10:00 am | 11:30 am | 2:30 pm
Choice or Tracks
-Sales & Marketing
-Business | Professional Development
-Market Research & Analysis

12:30 pm

1:15 pm
Peter Greenberg
A multiple Emmy-winning investigative reporter and producer and hosts the public television show The Travel Detective with Peter Greenberg.

4:00 pm
General Session

6:00 pm
Mix & Mingle

7:00 pm
Dinner Red Oak Mansion

8:00 pm
Scholarship Auction begins

Friday, September 25

9:00 am
Breakfast Begins

9:30 am
NYSTIA - Tourism Excellence Awards

11:00 am
TPA ONLY Meeting with I Love NY

Optional Tours offered by Guides Association of New York City - Registration and separate fee required

Check your bag for Hudson Valley Itineraries !

Pre and Post Excursions - Registration will open shortly

Tuesday, September 22
NYC - Grand Central & Broadway

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 1:30 pm
Metro North 2:02 pm -2:43 pm
Grand Central Catwalks Tour 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Talk Back with Broadway Producer Jessica Genick 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Make way to Theater - walk of subway Grab a bite
Come From Away 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Wednesday, September 23
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 number to secure discounts and transportation.

We will depart the hotel at 9:00 am and return by 1:30 pm.

Friday, September 25
Guides Association of NYC Tours

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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