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October 11: Two Weeks to NYC - Register Now!

Don't Forget To Register!
There's still time to reserve your spot and join us in New York City for the
2022 NYSTIA Annual Meeting and Tourism Excellence Awards! Join us for three days of professional programming, travel trade sales development, and recognition of excellence for New York State's finest tourism professionals.

Join us to 'Experience NYC':
at One World Observatory & Great Jones Distillery
Annual Meeting attendees have the opportunity to join us on Wednesday, October 26 for the unique 'Experience NYC' itinerary visiting multiple nationally and globally-recognized attractions in Manhattan! Check out two of the venues included when you register:

One World Observatory - Elevate Your Senses!

Join us and elevate your senses at the top of the World Trade Center at One World Observatory, where you'll enjoy complimentary cocktails as you're treated to the finest view available in the world's #1 destination city!
There are a million things to experience in New York City, but there's only one way to see them all at once! Positioned atop One World Trade Center, soak up 360-degree views of the New York skyline from the highest point in the city.

Great Jones Distillery - Whiskey is Back in NYC!

Join us for a spectacular visit to Great Jones Distillery, only whiskey distillery in Manhattan, for an exclusive Distillery tour and whiskey tasting led by Head Distiller Celena Perez, networking over small bites crafted by Executive Chef Adam Raskin, and an open bar featuring beer, wine, and cocktail selections! Meet Celena and Chef Adam.
Made from grains grown in the rich ebony soil of the Black Dirt region two hours north of Manhattan, Great Jones whiskies are smooth, balanced, and complex with a distinctive spiciness characteristic of the New York-grown grains from which they are made. Learn More & Register
Priced separately, these experiences included in the Experience NYC Offsite (admissions, cocktails, food, transportation) would cost upwards of $450 - but thanks to our generous Annual Meeting sponsors, your registration is only $145!

Annual Meeting Workshops

Travel Trade Sales Activation Session - Registration Open!
Activate your destination/business and drive traffic to your destination/attraction with ALON Marketing Group. Registration is only $35 (FREE for NYSTIA Members and registered Annual Meeting attendees). Grow your destination/attraction with the travel trade! Read More/Register.
Driving Change: Preparing for Visitors with Electric Vehicles
Livingston Energy Group and community partners will get you up to speed on the basics of electric vehicles (EVs) and charging solutions! Gain a valuable understanding of EV adoption and what you need to consider implementing an efficient, affordable charging station project at your location. Read more.

2022 - Spring 2023 Travel Show Schedule

Showcase Your Destination at the NY International Travel Show!

NYSTIA has confirmed industry sponsorship with the New York International travel Show (NYITS 2022) on October 28-30. We will be exhibiting in the New York State aisle to maximize the Empire State's tourism presence with the travel trade and consumer audiences. How to participate.

Or, Join us at an Upcoming Show!

Last week, we announced our Travel Show Schedule from now until June 2023! From the largest consumer shows in the Northeast and Canada to niche traveler regional expos, don't miss out on having your destination visited by thousands of vacation-minded adults.

Member News

Hochul, Schumer, McMahon Announce: MICRON is Coming to Onondaga County!
Governor Kathy Hochul, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer, Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon, and Micron CEO Sanjay Mehrotratoday announced one of the largest economic development projects in U.S. history — a transformational public-private partnership with MicronTechnology to build a cutting-edge semiconductor manufacturing campus in Onondaga County, New York. Read more.
2022 Global Summit of Women: BBG&G's Debbe Garry's Takeaways from Thailand
Deborah Garry, Founder & CEO of BBG&G Marketing, attended the Global Woman Summit in Thailand, where she was among businesswomen from close to 60 countries. In her recent article, Debbe outlines the main ongoing behavioral and emotional shifts involving women. Read more.
NYS Canal Corporation Announces Fall Fishing Initiative is now Permanent
The New York State Canal Corporation announced that after a successful two-year trial run, its Fall Fishing initiative is now a permanent annual program that will release regulated flows of water from the Erie Canal into Lake Ontario tributaries in Western New York each fall. Read more
2022 Erie Canalway Photo Contest Winners Announced
Twelve stunning images rose above a competitive field of 230 entries to win the 17th Annual Erie Canalway Photo Contest. Winners hail from across the Canalway Corridor and remind us that the NYS Canal System is a state and national treasure worthy of preservation and celebration. Read more
2022 Travel Unity Summit Northeast - December 7-9, 2022 in Auburn, Cayuga County -
The 2022 Travel Unity Summit Northeast will be hosted in Cayuga County, Dec. 7-9, at the Hilton Garden Inn Auburn. This year's theme, “Leading Inclusive Growth in Tourism," brings together destination marketers, members of the travel industry and... Read more.


NYSTIA's 2022 Co-Op Programs address digital infrastructure, market intelligence, destination management, group travel, and more! 


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