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August 23: Lead The Group / International Travel Recovery - Sign-Up For The Sept 27 Travel Trade Activation Session!

Travel Trade Activation Session
- Tuesday, September 27, 10 AM to Noon -

Activate your destination/business with tactical tools
to fill your empty beds, seats and
drive traffic to your attraction.
Group tours and international visitors spend more and stay longer! You should ensure that your destination is a part of their travel itinerary. We'll help you create travel trade partners and lead the international travel resurgence by empowering them to sell your business while you run it!
Work with us to develop the competitive products and services necessary to market your destination on the global tourism stage. Set your organization up for success, creating greater ROI from your new or existing travel trade tourism marketing efforts and dollars.
REGISTER TODAY to ensure that you are pre-qualified for travel trade sales activities already planned for... Read more & REGISTER...

Member News

Meet Kevin Peterson, Interim Executive Director at the Steuben County Conference & Visitors Bureau
During the search process, Kevin is also continuing his regular responsibilities as Partner Relations Manager, focusing on product and destination development. Kevin has attended various NYSTIA events... Read more.
Livingston Energy Named ToInc.'s List of Fastest Growing Companies
Congratulations to NYSTIA member and partner Livingston Energy Group, ranked 377th fastest-growing private company in America on the Inc. 5000 list. Livingston also came in as the 11th fastest growing energy businesses across the country and 31st fastest business overall in New York State... Read more
National Comedy Center Named a
25 Top Family Weekend Getaway in the U.S. by U.S. News & World Report - New York Scores Three Positions on the list!
With headlines "Laugh out loud at the National Comedy Center in Jamestown, New York," "Appreciate the performing arts in New York City," and "Have a fun-filled mountain getaway in Lake Placid, New York," U.S. News & World Report illustrates...Read more....

Prizes Sought For Scholarship Golf Tournament
Charlie Daley filled the last two available golfer slots last week (thank you, Greg LaDuca - Visit Rochester and Sarah Calero - Oneida County Tourism)! Now Charlie needs your support for the scholarship fund by donating golf foursome opportunities or other golf related prizes. If you can support this worthwhile event with a prize, please reach out to Charlie at
Canalway Challenge Update: August 2022
Here are some mid-season stats and news of note:
  • We are seeing many more 360 Mile finishers. 360 miles is now the top mileage category for signups and finishers.
  • 62% of finishers are women. 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:


The State of the American Traveler: September Edition
- Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 11:00 AM ET -
Dive into fall with a fresh perspective on American travel sentiment. Join us for our free webinar, where we will present results from the travel industry's most respected traveler opinion survey. This month we'll explore how travelers are feeling about... Read more / Register
Economic Headwinds Hinder
Near-Term Air Travel Recovery:
- Thursday, September 1 at 4 PM EDT -
Rebound in air travel demand has faltered somewhat mid-year as economic headwinds are hindering growth. Higher costs and squeezed incomes are having some initial, but modest, impact, while labour shortages have become a concern. We will explore these issues and our revised outlook... Read more / 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.

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