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October 25: Proposed Board Candidates - Annual Meeting Checklist - Travel Show Update

2022 Annual Meeting - NEW YORKER Hotel - Oct. 26 - 28
The 2022 NYSTIA Annual Meeting is only one day away! We can't wait to see you in New York City for three days of professional programming, networking, travel trade sales development, and recognition of excellence for New York State's finest tourism professionals.
Bring Your Appetite to New York City! Dine with us at the New Yorker Hotel for the 2022 NYSTIA Annual Meeting and explore a flavorful experience in Manhattan, with menu items including French Toast Towers, NY-Style Deli buffet, Roasted Eastern Halibut, New York-Style Cheesecake & more! See the menus.

Meet the Nominating Committee's Proposed Slate of Candidates for the NYSTIA Board of Directors

The Nominating Committee respectfully submits the proposed 2022 Slate of Candidates for election to the Board of Directors of the New York State Tourism Industry Association. NYSTIA Board members should be prepared to actively engage with one (or more) NYSTIA committee(s) as well as participate in programs and events. Candidate attributes that were considered by the nominating committee include... Read the full committee report

Get Ready for the 2022 Annual Meeting:

Schedule your 1:1 Networking Appointments
Don't forget to book your 1:1 Networking Sessions! These friendly meetings are a great opportunity to discuss your destination's needs with professionals. Book Your Sessions
Join us to 'Experience NYC' - Registration is only $145!
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! Register now // Full Itinerary
Book Tickets to see WICKED on Broadway: Only A Few Tickets Left!
Attendees can choose to enjoy a Broadway Performance of Wicked for their afternoon in Manhattan. However, we only have a few tickets left!
To book tickets, simply add them to your registration here or buy them when you register as an attendee. Tickets are only $99!

Travel Show Update

It was an honor to represent our members in Cleveland and Springfield this weekend!
This weekend, NYSTIA staff traveled to Cleveland, OH and Springfield, MA to participate in extremely busy travel shows. We're proud to represent our members and gratified by the reaction our eye-catching new booth elements. More booth upgrades are being planned!
Let us represent your destination! Sign up for our 2022 - 2023 Travel Show schedule.

  • Off-season pacing vs actuals: 2022 and 2021 data for mid-August through mid-November suggests that while advance booking vs actual booking data during summer months indicate advance planning, off-season travelers are much more likely to make decisions 'in-the-moment', requiring 'just-in-time' marketing strategies for destinations.
  • Growth in volume, but the rate of growth appears to be declining: The short-term rental market continues to grow year-over-year, but the growth rate seems to be declining.

Member News

New Member Introduction: Vivian Mur at Aki Technologies
Vivian Mur is the Director Travel & Tourism for Aki Technologies, where her responsibilities include working with their products and analytics teams to ensure that their technology and measurement products cater to the nuances of tourism marketers. Meet Vivian.
DEC Announces 13 Additions to New York State Birding Trail
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced the addition of 13 new locations to the New York State Birding Trail. Read more.
Miss New York 2022 Kicks Off Partnership Between New York By Rail and the Miss New York Organization
New York By Rail's social media and branding partnership with the Miss New York Organization is enjoying strong momentum in the wake of an Amtrak journey! Miss New York 2022 Taryn Smith took to...Read more.
Commencement of Guy Park Manor Environmental Education and Resiliency Park Construction in Amsterdam Announced
The New York Power Authority (NYPA) and New York State Canal Corporation have announced the commencement of construction of the Guy Park Manor Environmental Education and Resiliency Park, a project that will restore the historic manor...Read more.
Registration for Travel Alliance Partner (TAP) 2023 Travel Conference, TAP Dance, Opens 11/1
Travel Alliance Partners (TAP), an organization of premier North American tour operators offering one-of-a-kind tour products, has announced that they will be holding their 2023 travel conference, TAP Dance, on June 11–13 in Rochester...Read more.
See You in Harriet Tubman's Hometown for the Travel Unity Summit!
"Cayuga County in the Finger Lakes is hosting the 2022 Travel Unity Northeast Summit “Leading Inclusive Growth in Tourism". We have gathered travel and tourism voices from the Northeast to share their passion, projects, mishaps, and successes with us... " 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! 


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.