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January 10 - Mark Your Calendars!

by Brooke Wilson

Mark Your Calendars! - Join us in Oswego and Rochester in 2023

Carpe Diem - Seize the Day!

2023 New York State Tourism Conference
April 19-21 in Oswego, NY
Join your tourism colleagues for a practical, tactical, no-nonsense look at the opportunities and obstacles along the road to success! The conference begins at 9:30 AM on Wednesday, April 19, and ends at noon on Friday, April 21. Register today and book your room at the Best Western Plus Oswego for stunning Lake Ontario views!

NYSTIA Annual Meeting & New York State Tourism Excellence Awards
September 13-15, Rochester, NY
Mark your calendar! NYSTIA's Annual Meeting is scheduled for September 13-15, 2023 at the Hyatt Regency in Rochester, NY. Stay tuned for details!

Two Shows Added to the 2023 NYSTIA Travel Show Schedule
NYSTIA members can now sign up to have us represent your destination this October at the:
  • 10/22 - AAA Cleveland Vacation Expo - OH
  • 10/22 - Dream Destinations Travel Show - MA
Check out our full 2023 Travel Show schedule for details and register your destination today!
2023 Tourism Champions are already pre-registered for all 2023 Travel Shows.
For details on becoming a 2023 Tourism Champion, contact Bob Provost,

NYSTIA Market NY Grant Project #134852:

Sold Out! - Travel Trade Sales Activation

January 2023 Virtual Business Development Sales Appointments

Thank you to all the destinations who signed up! This program, introducing participants 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 begins today. Participants will are involved in managed virtual sales calls to develop strategic relationships to grow their 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:

NYS Canal System Tourism Infrastructure and Events Grant Application Now Open!

The New York State Canal Corporation, through the Reimagine the Canals initiative, and the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor are offering competitive grant funding to support tourism and recreation along the New York State Canal System including...Read more.

Updated Federal Assistance Guide from U.S. Travel

In October, U.S. Travel circulated their Federal Assistance guide—a resource to help members navigate the numerous federal programs available to support the industry, including EV charging infrastructure, passenger trail, and traffic management. Since then, they have updated their key dates, deadlines and program details. Read more.
Note: This guide is only available to U.S. Travel members only


State of the American Traveler, January 11 at 11:00am EST
Join Destinations Analysts for their first The State of the American Traveler webinar of the year for the latest on American travelers’ experiential desires and predictions for 2023, as well as the overall outlook for travel. Register Now.
China Market Update & InsightsFebruary 9 at 12:00pm EST
The team at Brand USA is hosting a webinar providing a comprehensive market update and insights from their key partners in China. This session will be the first of many engagements as they lay the groundwork... Register Now.

NYSTIA 2023 Co-Ops:

Globe & Mail: Driving Canadian Visitors to NYS in 2023
Deadline January 31, 2023
The Globe and Mail audience loves the leisure activities New York State destinations can offer The Globe and Mail Integrated Multimedia custom content marketing package includes:
  • Digital - Branded advertising on rotation proportionate to co-op investment,
  • Print - Facing pages featuring co-op ad units partnered with travel content articles
  • Content - Custom articles created by the Globe Content Studio team integrating co-op partner destinations into a compelling advertorial presentation
With an audience of 3.8 million integrate page impressions and 1.7 million NYS tourism branded impressions! Learn more & Sign Up.
NYSTIA's 2023 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.