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December 13: Get Ready for a NYSTIA Holiday Celebration!

NYSTIA Virtual Membership Meeting & Holiday Mixer

It's the most wonderful time of the year...the annual NYSTIA Virtual Holiday Mixer is this Thursday!
Wear your best Christmas sweater or tie, set a festive zoom background, and pack your favorite libation. Join your tourism colleagues for a look back on 2022, insights on the year ahead, NYS Tourism Conference updates, trivia, prizes, and more fun!
Door prizes include overnight accommodations and four (4) tickets to SPLASH Indoor Water Park, distilled spirits, wines and more to entertain and set your table for the holidays!

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NYSTIA's Recap: December 6th Update on the State of the American Traveler

NYSTIA staff is sharing the insights gleaned from the December 6th State of the American Traveler findings from Destination Analysts. The results focused on holiday season travel plans as well as perspectives and attitudes regarding travel in 2023. Read more...

NYSTIA Market NY Grant Project #134852

2023 Virtual Business Development Co-Op

Registration is open! This program will introduce you to the top DMC’s, international receptive operators, and domestic tour operators based in the major gateways of the United States: New York, Florida, and California. Participate in managed virtual sales calls to develop strategic relationships to grow your business’ distribution networks, all with a New York State focus.
ALON, in partnership with NYSTIA, offers this opportunity as part of the Market New York Grant Project #134852! Learn more.

Member News

2022 Travel Unity Summit Northeast: NYSTIA's Takeaways

Last week, NYSTIA's Rachele Markle attended the 2022 Travel Unity Summit Northeast, hosted in the historic town of Auburn, NY. Programming was packed with exemplary DEAI approaches throughout the Northeast, accessibility initiatives, meaningful community engagement, DEAI marketing, and more. Read more...

Applications Are Still Open for Two (2) NY Tourism Grant Programs

Meet in New York: Covers a portion of the cost of event-based discounts at conference spaces and hotels.
Tourism Return To Work: Provides financial assistance to businesses in the tourism industry that suffered economic hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

$104 Million Lake Placid Olympic Center Renovation Completed

Governor Kathy Hochul has announced the completion of a $104 million renovation of the Lake Placid Olympic Center ahead of the Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Games, which will take place from January 12-22, 2023. Read more.

Advocacy Awareness

#TheyWaitWeLose Social Media Campaign from U.S. Travel

U.S. Travel launched They Wait, We Lose—the association’s latest response urging the State Department to significantly reduce the excessive wait times for visitor visas to the United States.
Join the conversation and underscore the urgency for the Biden administration to take immediate action to shorten wait times and protect the U.S. economy. Use their Social Media Toolkit


The Year in Review and the Year Ahead -Tuesday, December 14 at 2 AM
Phocuswright, the global leader in tourism research and analysis, will join Miles Partnership to jointly present the latest research, analysis and global examples. Learn more & Register.

NYSTIA 2022 Co-Ops:

The Travel Guide Group 'NYS Virtual Consumer Travel Show'
Increase Visitors, Revenue & Economic Impact via Traveler Engagement & Lead Generation with the Travel Guide Group 'NYS Virtual Consumer Travel Show'!
Lock in low $1.35 per lead rate* and added-value benefits for a 3 to 12-month 2023 period, and 200 to 2,000 leads per month. NYSTIA members save up to 73% off!
Sign up now through December 15, 2022 to start your campaign by February 1, 2023 or earlier. Learn more.
ROVA Magazine: NEW April/May + 2023 Program
ROVA reaches an estimated 100,000+ outdoor, camping and RV enthusiasts with its 50,000 circulations! Join the April/May 2023 Multimedia Print/Digital Co-Op Program content on:
  1. Birdwatching
  2. Mountain Biking
  3. Water Sports
Showcase your destinations to the theme of "Enjoying the Magnificent Outdoors in New York State!" Learn more.
NYSTIA's 2022 Co-Op Programs address digital infrastructure, market intelligence, destination management, group travel, and more! 

Job Postings:

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.