The Beat Category - brand stories Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:31:02 GMT Governor Cuomo Launches I LOVE NEW YORK Bus New Service Offers Year-Round Getaways from New York City to Beverage Trails, Festivals and Ski Slopes across New York Albany, NY (October 1, 2014) - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the launch of the I LOVE NEW YORK Bus, a new year-round tourism initiative that offers transportation from New York City to destinations across the state. The service is a result of feedback received during the Governor's second Tourism Summit to increase transportation access to tourism opportunities in New York, and connects riders to some of the state's most popular getaway experiences, including wine, beer and cider trails, seasonal festivals and skiing in Upstate New York. Fri, 03 Oct 2014 07:00:00 GMT Governor Cuomo Announces the Kickoff of New York’s 2014 Fall Foliage Color Report Visit for up-to-date color information and best vantage spots for leaf peeping beginning today I LOVE NEW YORK launches the "Foliage Photog of the Week" social media campaign to promote tourism this fall in New York State using #NYLovesFall Albany, NY (September 10, 2014) - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced this season's first I LOVE NEW YORK fall foliage report, which charts color foliage conditions across the State, is available beginning today and will be updated every Wednesday through the end of autumn. Additionally, I LOVE NEW YORK is introducing a complementary "Foliage Photog of the Week" social media campaign that will select and promote one photograph each week through November that is tagged using #NYLovesFall to promote autumn tourism in New York. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT Tupper Lake is All Over New York City Tupper Lake, N.Y. - This month millions of commuters are getting a taste of Tupper Lake and the Adirondacks, courtesy of a brand new ad now running on subways, buses and signs in and around New York City. The ad features an image from the Raquette River taken by Wild Center board member, Rick Godin, a few years ago. Hillarie Logan-Dechene, the Center's Director of Philanthropy, recently attended the Governor's Tourism Summit and was approached by an I LOVE NEW YORK staff member who wanted to include the Center in their ‘Get Outta Town' campaign. I LOVE NEW YORK, the state tourism bureau, launched the campaign last year, encouraging those in New York City to explore other areas of the state. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT Gov. Cuomo Hosts Second Tourism Summit; Expands Unprecedented Commitment to Growing Tourism Industry New Initiatives Announced Will Build on the Success of the Last Tourism Summit and Continue to Promote New York State as the Tourism Capital of the World Releases New Tourism Ad Campaign Featuring Ed Burns, Steve Buscemi, Billy Joel, Robert De Niro,Michael Strahan, Meryl Streep, and Vanessa Williams Albany, N.Y. (May 14, 2014) - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today hosted New York State's second Tourism Summit. Building on last year's unprecedented support, the Governor announced the state's commitment of $45 million to promote statewide tourism, create jobs, and attract even more visitors to the Empire State. This 50 percent increase in state funding over the last year gives New York one of the largest state-funded tourism programs in the nation. The Governor also unveiled a new tourism advertising campaign featuring Ed Burns, Steve Buscemi, Billy Joel, Robert De Niro, Michael Strahan, Meryl Streep and Vanessa Williams. The ads can also be found on YouTube here. Thu, 15 May 2014 07:00:00 GMT Governor Cuomo Encourages New Yorkers to Celebrate Women's History Month Visit homes of famous poets, activists, politicians and artists featured along the Path Through History and take part in special events across New York Albany, N.Y. (March 14) - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today encouraged residents and visitors alike to learn about New York women's contributions to history, culture and society and celebrate in Women's History Month. Through the Governor's Path ... Fri, 14 Mar 2014 07:00:00 GMT Colorful Peak Fall Foliage Coming to Long Island, southern Hudson Valley and Greater Niagara Regions this Weekend Some peak areas remain in Finger Lakes and Thousand Island-Seaway regions This is the seventh 2012 FALL COLOR REPORT for New York State. Reports are obtained from field observers and reflect expected color conditions for the coming weekend. FALL COLOR REPORTS are issued every Wednesday afternoon. Albany, N.Y. - Beautiful peak fall color will make its way into the Long Island, Greater ... Wed, 23 Oct 2013 07:00:00 GMT Finger Lakes Tourism Promotion Agencies Launch “I Love Fresh Air” Campaign Finger Lakes Counties Launch Print and Online Campaign to Draw Visitors to Region  Auburn, N.Y. - The Finger Lakes Region is proud to announce the launch of its "I Love Fresh Air" Campaign, a program that will show off the many outdoor assets the region has to offer.  Cayuga County, along with 12 other county partners, began designing the campaign after receiving a grant through I Love NY ... Mon, 07 Oct 2013 07:00:00 GMT Beautiful Peak Fall Color Expected in the Adirondacks this Weekend Color Change Picking Up in Catskills  This is the third 2013 FALL COLOR REPORT for New York State. Reports are obtained from field observers and reflect expected color conditions for the coming weekend. FALL COLOR REPORTS are issued every Wednesday afternoon. Albany, N.Y. -- Beautiful peak fall colors are expected to make their first appearance of the season this weekend in the Adirondacks ... Wed, 25 Sep 2013 07:00:00 GMT New York’s Official 2013 Fall Foliage Color Reports Begin September 11 Visit for up-to-date color information! Albany, N.Y. - As another great summer in New York gently fades away, the tourism industry is getting ready for the autumn travel season, which attracts tens of thousands of visitors to the state's roadways and waterways, small towns, scenic vistas, country fairs and harvest festivals. And it all takes place before a backdrop of spectacularly ... Wed, 04 Sep 2013 07:00:00 GMT Governor Cuomo Highlights "Taste NY" Beer with Over 100 Unique Craft Breweries throughout New York State New York Ranked Among the Top Ten Best Craft Brew States in the Nation Albany, N.Y. - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo is encouraging New Yorkers to "Taste NY" as a great way to experience the craft beers of over 100 breweries that make up the ever growing craft beer industry in New York. The New York State Brewers Association provides a user-friendly brewers map of New York and a list of breweries as ... Mon, 19 Aug 2013 07:00:00 GMT