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August 16: Register Now & Book Your Rooms: Annual Meeting in NYC!

The 2022 Annual meeting will be an unprecedented gathering of our industry and members!

I am eager to share exciting plans for NYSTIA's Annual Meeting and Tourism Excellence Awards. Final details involving many partners will be finalized shortly. Plan your travel accordingly - I urge you to plan to arrive Wednesday to take advantage of planned afternoon and evening offsite activities and/or make plans of your own!
The 2022 Annual Meeting will be packed with inspirational keynotes, hands-on workshops, industry updates, more, with registration including admission to the One World Observatory at the Freedom Tower and the New York International Travel Show at the Javitts Center (no additional cost!). We'll be easy to get to by train or plane at the NEW YORKER Hotel (see below). Stay tuned for details!

Explore the NEW YORKER!

One of the many amazing features of the 2022 NYSTIA Annual Meeting will be our host: the iconic New Yorker Hotel only a block from Penn Station! Take a minute to preview your host hotel by checking out their video.
Our event room hold provides for a finite number of rooms at a deeply discounted rate - act now!

Member News

Destination Niagara Welcomes Heather Bagshaw and Sara Harvey to the Team!
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Share your DEAI Case Study
NYSTIA's DEI Committee wants to hear your DEI or DEAI story! We have crafted a quick survey to explore your organization's Diversity in Action initiatives, projects, and programs, which will help us craft a case study to be shared with members. Share your case study.

Adirondack Winery Expanded to Include New Tasting Room and Wine Making Facility
Adirondack Winery, founded in 2008, has expanded to include (in addition to its original Tasting Room at 285 Canada Street in Lake George) a new multi-million dollar Tasting Room and Wine Making facility at 395 Big Bay Road...Read More.


ROVA: The Magazine for Epic Road Trips
December/January Issue: State Parks
ROVA is a travel lifestyle magazine focused on road vacations, outdoor adventure, and the RV traveler.
Special bonus offered by ROVA only with this issue: Each participant can receive inclusion in an additional Sponsored State Park section with a paragraph on one state park in your destination! - Click here for details

Discover UpstateNY: The Premier 'Go-To' Travel Website for Upstate NY
Be a part of the Fall/Winter 2022/2023 Program! - Skiing/Winter Activities, Wine/Brewery Trails, Spas, Foliage, Hiking, Fishing, Antiquing, Museums, Dining, Festivals, Exploring & more! is the award-winning, premier travel website exclusively promoting tourism in all NINE Regions of Upstate New York! Share your adventure -Click here for details.

NYSTIA's 2022 Co-Op Programs address digital infrastructure, market intelligence, destination management, group travel, and more! Click a program below to learn more:


Destination Marketing in the Metaverse
August 9, 2022 - 3:00 p.m. ET
In this webinar, Miles Partnership provides a straightforward overview of the metaverse within the context of travel and tourism... Register...


Whether you're seeking a new opportunity or sharing one, don't forget about the NYSTIA jobs board! You can also submit your organization's open jobs which we will post on our website and in this newsletter for the general public.

Director of Operations, Finger Lakes Visitors Connection
Public Information Officer, Oswego County Tourism
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