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November 1: Thank you for making the 2022 Annual Meeting a Success!

Thank YOU For Making the 2022 Annual Meeting & Tourism Excellence Awards a Success!
On behalf of the board and staff of the New York State Tourism Industry Association, I would like to thank the 160+ attendees who joined us in New York City. While it is important to manage what is happening at the front of the room, it is our members that we strive to serve and whose participation is vital to a successful event. This was by far the best-attended Annual Meeting in NYSTIA's history and we continue to build momentum!
We also extend our gratitude to our partners, presenters, the team at our host hotel The NEW YORKER (shout out to Ann Peterson, General Manager), and our market host NYC & Company (thank you, Kelly Ann Curtin). Thank you to our New York State Tourism Excellence Awards presenting partner Advance Media New York / NY Up who provided a spectacular Sizzle Reel for our ceremony (kudos to Bridget Cerrone) and NYSTIA Annual Meeting presenting partner rove for bringing us a riveting Friday morning keynote program (well done, James Sauter!). Ross Levi and his colleagues at I LOVE NY/ESD once again provided us with a terrific overview of 'the state of the industry' and the supportive work being done to assist us in growth and recovery. And finally, for her efforts ensuring that NYSTIA members got to 'Experience NYC' in grand style during Wednesday's offsite excursion, a salute to event committee member Hayley Coriaty from One World Observatory, who was also elected to our board of directors!
I would be remiss if I did not add a note of thanks to the NYSTIA staff - Rachele Markle, Nate Gresock, and Brooke Wilson. They work tirelessly on your behalf and deserve to be recognized for their commitment to our members. - Bob Provost

Congratulations to the 2022 Tourism Excellence Awards Honorees!

The 2022 NYSTIA Annual Meeting culminated with a special awards ceremony Thursday evening at the New Yorker Hotel. Thank you to co-Emcees Ross Levi and Josiah Brown - you are both rock stars! Congratulations to all of the Honorees for their exemplary work in the past year! View the Photos

Watch the Awards Sizzle Reel by Advance Media NY

f you didn't get a chance to attend the banquet, this incredible sizzle reel created by Advance Media New York is the next-best way to get a scope of the talent recognized! Be sure to watch until the end.

Board Elects 2022-23 Executive Committee
The 2022-23 NYSTIA Board of Directors met on Friday morning, October 28 at The NEW YORKER Hotel to elect the 2022-2023 Executive Committee: Kelly Ann Curtin (TPA, New York City) was elected Chair; Corey Fram (TPA, 1000 Islands Seaway Region) was elected Treasurer; Stephanie Johnson (Attraction, Hudson Valley Region) was elected Secretary; Hillarie Logan-Duchene (Museum, Adirondack Region) was elected Vice Chair - Advocacy; Greg LaDuca (TPA, Finger Lakes Region) was elected Vice Chair - Membership; John Percy (TPA, Niagara Frontier) was elected Vice Chair - At Large; and Dana Krueger (Allied Partner, Central New York) will serve as Immediate Past Chair.
Membership Elects Nine Board Members
The membership meeting (Annual Meeting) of the New York State Tourism Industry Association was held Thursday, October 27, where 9 Board Members were elected. Members approved the Nominating Committee's proposed slate of candidates. Seven (7) candidates were elected to three-year terms of office and two (2) were elected to fill board vacancies created by retirement and a change in employment. 
Board members returning to serve a second three-year term include: Annamaria Bellantoni (TPA, Capital-Saratoga Region); Jennifer Ackerson (Allied Partner, Long Island Region); Corey Fram (TPA, 1000 Islands Seaway Region); Sara Poe (Museum, Finger Lakes Region). New to the board are: Hayley Coriaty (Attraction, New York City Region), Todd Garofano (TPA, Capital-Saratoga Region); Gary Hahn (Museum, Chautauqua-Allegheny Region); Cassandra Harrington (TPA, Central New York Region) and Kristy Kennedy (TPA, Adirondack Region).

November Sustainability Tip:

Sustainability Guidelines for Shops, Eateries, Experiences & Accommodations with ecomadic

To assist tourism-related businesses on their sustainability journey, ecomadic, a curated marketplace for local & sustainable travel, created Digital Backpacks as basic guidelines that can be implemented in an effort to advance sustainable business operations. NYSTIA Sustainability Task Force Member Jaclyn Yost, Founder & CEO at ecomadic, has graciously shared their Digital Backpacks with NYSTIA membership! 🌱Access the Digital Backpacks.

Travel Show Update

Thank you for joining us at the New York International Travel Show!
Right after the 2022 NYSTIA Annual Meeting, we headed over to the Javits Center to represent our members in the I LOVE NY section at the NY International Travel Show. That totals three travel shows in three states in 9 days!
Let us represent your destination! Sign up for our 2022 - 2023 Travel Show schedule.

Member News

Schuyler County 2022 Tourism Assistance Program Funding Application Open
The Watkins Glen Area Chamber is designated by the Schuyler County legislature as its Tourism Promotion Agency (TPA) to represent Schuyler County and provide tourism promotion under the New York State Tourism Promotion Act. Read more.
Yates County ECO Receives "Officer of the Year" Award from Shikar-Safari Club International for Outstanding Service
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced that Environmental Conservation Police Officer (ECO) Josh Crain was honored with the Wildlife Officer of the Year Award from the Shikar-Safari Club International. Read more.


The Future of Co-Op Marketing - Tuesday, November 1 at 3 PM
In this webinar with Miles Partnership, we'll look at the principles behind creating future-focused co-ops and share real examples of these programs in action at national, state and local levels. Learn More/Register
State of the American Traveler Survey Findings - November - Tuesday, November 8 at 8 AM
Join Destination Analysts to learn the top trends in travelers' media consumption, understand what economic pressures are doing for the near and long-term outlook for travel, and.... Learn more & Register.
State of the American Traveler - Destination Management Edition- Tuesday, November 15 at 3 PM
Destination Analysts' custom research explores how U.S. travelers see the impact of tourism on destinations and their local communities as well as how the travel experience could...Learn More/Register
The Year in Review and the Year Ahead- Tuesday, December 4 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's 2022 Co-Op Programs address digital infrastructure, market intelligence, destination management, group travel, and more! 


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