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July 26, 2022: Mid Year Tourism Trends, Provide Input on Lodging Along Canals

Mid-Year Review: Domestic Visitors Staying Longer Across Upstate Regions
Using mobile location data of sampled mobile devices, Sally Donovan at rove presents new insights into travel trends in Upstate New York throughout the first half of 2022. As we revisit this trend and others at the halfway mark, we see the average monthly...continue reading.

Hospitality & Lodging Along the Canals - Dialogue with NYPA and the NYS Canal Corp. - Today at 10 a.m. ET!

Don't miss this opportunity to provide input on the future of lodging and hospitality along NYS Canals and Trails with the New York Power Authority (NYPA) and the NYS Canal Corporation. Join their open floor discussion this morning and share your thoughts! »Register Now

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NYSTIA Partner Feature: The Team at Black Dog Designs

From a logo refresh to full-stack brand development, the multi-specialist team at Black Dog Designs supports their clients through every step of the process, of creating a brand that defies trends and time. Speedy and solution-driven, the team at Black Dog Designs... Meet the team.
New Member Introduction: Nikita Jankowski at Belesai Communications
A familiar face for NYSTIA members, Nikita Jankowski has served as a member of the community through her time working at the Watkins Glen Chamber of Commerce, Visit Syracuse, and Destiny USA. Now a member through her newly-created PR agency focusing on the tourism industry, company, Belesai Communications. Meet Nikita.

Employee Benefits Tips & Guidance from NYSTIA Member Brown & Brown
In their Employee Benefits July Newsletter, Brown & Brown Inc. provided important guidance on a number of issues, most notably on IRS Mileage Rates, PCORI Fees, updated guidance on FMLA Leave, and more. Read more.

NYSTIA 2022 CO-OPS: Fall/Winter Travel Guide - Year Round Adventure!
This September,, the premier upstate travel & tourism website, will produce its second 2022 seasonal print guide: fall/winter. 
62,000 COPIES - 162,500 Potential Travelers!
Includes the Sunday Post-Standard Distribution, 13,000 copies distributed at the Preble rest stop, key attractions, and tourism sites, in addition to digital distribution.
Reserve your space before August 8! Click here for more details.

NEW: AAA Northeast - Special Digital Offer July-Sept
AAA Northeast is now offering two new affordable digital packages that align your brand with best-in-class content consumed by their most motivated and engaged members!
Article Sponsorship // Sponsored Custom Content - Click here for more 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:


Museums Support Democracy: Expanding Interpretive Lenses - Friday, July 29, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. ET
Join the Museum Association of New York (MANY) and Musum Hue for a free, virtual webinar led by speakers Dr. Haitham Eid, Professor and Director for the Museum Studies Program at Southern University at New Orleans, and Alexa Griffith, Manager of Content & Curriculum, Smithsonian Design Museum... »Register here.

How to Effectively Use Interactive Content
July 27, 2022 - 9:00 a.m. ET
Advance Media New York (AMNY) Travel & Tourism will explore the importance of adding interactive elements to travel and...Register...
Destination Marketing in the Metaverse
August 9, 2022 - 3:00 p.m. ET
In this webinar, Miles Partnershipprovides 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
Marketing Communications Manager, Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce
Marketing and Engagement Coordinator, Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce
Public Information Specialist, NYS Department of Economic Development
Tourism Director, Warren County Department of Tourism
Vice President of Marketing, Destination Niagara USA
Communications Manager, George Eastman Museum
Public Information Specialist 1 (Digital Content), NYS Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation