The Beat http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/ Category - tourist services Sun, 26 Oct 2014 08:32:52 GMT Governor Cuomo Launches I LOVE NEW YORK Bus http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/3/Governor-Cuomo-Launches-I-LOVE-NEW-YORK-Bus/7982/ 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 http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/3/Governor-Cuomo-Launches-I-LOVE-NEW-YORK-Bus/7982/ Governor Cuomo Announces the Kickoff of New York’s 2014 Fall Foliage Color Report http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/10/Governor-Cuomo-Announces-the-Kickoff-of-New-York-s-2014-Fall-Foliage-Color-Report/7969/ Visit ILOVENY.com 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 http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/10/Governor-Cuomo-Announces-the-Kickoff-of-New-York-s-2014-Fall-Foliage-Color-Report/7969/ Saratoga and Warren County Tourism Offices Join DONYS in Hosting Group Travel Show http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/3/Saratoga-and-Warren-County-Tourism-Offices-Join-DONYS-in-Hosting-Group-Travel-Show/7966/ Saratoga Springs, N.Y. - Over 60 group tour and international receptive operators, and 120 group leaders, will be in attendance at the Annual Destinations of New York (DONYS) Group Travel Show taking place on Tuesday, September 9th at the Saratoga Springs City Center. Exhibitors will represent attractions, transportation, accommodations, restaurants, entertainment and travel promotion agencies from up and sown the east coast. Those companies will book group tour business for five or more years out, making a considerable return on their investment in attending the trade show. In addition to the Trade Show, attendees will go on area familiarization tours of both counties and participate in seminars specifically for the group tour market. Wed, 03 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/3/Saratoga-and-Warren-County-Tourism-Offices-Join-DONYS-in-Hosting-Group-Travel-Show/7966/ Agritourism Overnight Stay Packages Sought http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/3/Agritourism-Overnight-Stay-Packages-Sought/7965/ Gloversville, N.Y. - The Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Montgomery County Business Development Center are seeking tourism facilities and agricultural businesses to participate in agritourism packages for the CNY Fresh campaign. Fulton and Montgomery Counties participate in the CNY Fresh marketing campaign, a 10-county regional project designed to highlight the agritourism opportunities throughout all of Central New York. CNYFresh.com has become a tourist destination focused on the many flavors of our region by creating themed packages and itineraries, highlighting agricultural businesses and event listings. Wed, 03 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/3/Agritourism-Overnight-Stay-Packages-Sought/7965/ Appalachian Regional Commission and the New York Department of State Kick-Off Bon Appetit Appalachia http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/14/Appalachian-Regional-Commission-and-the-New-York-Department-of-State-Kick-Off-Bon-Appetit-Appalachia/7945/ Campaign to Promote Agriculture and Food Tourism Across Federally-Designated Appalachian Region in New York State Tioga County, N.Y. - The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and the New York Department of State today kicked-off New York's "Bon Appétit Appalachia!" campaign to promote agriculture and food tourism across the federally-designated Appalachian region, which covers portions of 13 states in the U.S., including 14 counties in the Empire State. The initiative will highlight distinctive local food attractions among six categories: farms, farmers markets, restaurants, festivals, wineries and brewery/spirits. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/14/Appalachian-Regional-Commission-and-the-New-York-Department-of-State-Kick-Off-Bon-Appetit-Appalachia/7945/ 'Fishing the Great Lakes of NY' Author in Clayton August 17 http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/14/-Fishing-the-Great-Lakes-of-NY-Author-in-Clayton-August-17/7944/ Clayton, N.Y. - Spider Rybaak, author of several guidebooks for anglers, will speak on Fishing in the 1000 Islands in All Seasons at 1pm at the Clayton-1000 Islands Gun and Sportsmen Show in Clayton on Sunday, August 17. The show runs August 16-17, 2014 at Cerow Recreation Park Arena, 615 East Line Road. Rybaak, who has spent the last 25 years writing about fishing, is the author of Fishing Eastern NY, Fishing Western NY, and Fishing the Great Lakes of NY: A Guide to Lakes Erie and Ontario, Their Tributaries, and the Thousand Islands. His latest book, Fishing Oneida Lake, is scheduled for release early in 2015. He is currently working on a guide to fishing in the Adirondacks. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/14/-Fishing-the-Great-Lakes-of-NY-Author-in-Clayton-August-17/7944/ Project Healing Waters Coming to Clayton-1000 Islands Gun & Sportsmen Show August 16-17 http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/14/Project-Healing-Waters-Coming-to-Clayton-1000-Islands-Gun-Sportsmen-Show-August-16-17/7943/ Clayton, N.Y. -  Military families with wounded warriors and anglers with a passion for fly fishing will be able to learn more about Project Healing Waters at the Clayton-1000 Islands Gun & Sportsmen Show August 16-17, 2014 at Cerow Recreation Park Arena, 615 East Line Road, in Clayton, NY.   The nonprofit Project Healing Waters began at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC in 2005. Wounded soldiers returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan learned how to tie fishing flies and were paired with volunteers on fishing trips to promote physical and mental healing. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/14/Project-Healing-Waters-Coming-to-Clayton-1000-Islands-Gun-Sportsmen-Show-August-16-17/7943/ Hudson River Valley Greenway Awards Town of Fort Ann $9,500 for Trail Development http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/13/Hudson-River-Valley-Greenway-Awards-Town-of-Fort-Ann-9-500-for-Trail-Development/7940/ Albany, N.Y. - The Hudson River Valley Greenway is pleased to announce that the Town of Fort Ann has been awarded $9,500 matching grant to fund part of the Old Champlain Lock 17 Trail, a critical development that will create trail connections and offer greater access to users in Fort Ann and the Champlain Canalway Trail. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/13/Hudson-River-Valley-Greenway-Awards-Town-of-Fort-Ann-9-500-for-Trail-Development/7940/ Call for Entries: 2014 Erie Canalway Photo Contest http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/6/Call-for-Entries-2014-Erie-Canalway-Photo-Contest/7935/ Winning entries to be featured in 2015 calendar Waterford, N.Y. - Entries are being accepted through August 30, 2014 for the 9th annual Erie Canalway Photo Contest. Winning photos will be featured in the 2015 Erie Canalway calendar, which will be available free of charge in December. "We love seeing the great places and moments along the canal that people capture in images. ... Wed, 06 Aug 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/6/Call-for-Entries-2014-Erie-Canalway-Photo-Contest/7935/ 15th Annual Hudson River Valley Ramble Set for September http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/6/15th-Annual-Hudson-River-Valley-Ramble-Set-for-September/7934/ September 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28 www.hudsonrivervalleyramble.com Albany, N.Y. (Aug. 6, 2014) - The Hudson River Valley Greenway and Hudson River Valley National Heritage announced today that the 15th Annual Hudson River Valley Ramble will feature more than 200 exciting events throughout the Hudson River Valley region. The Ramble will be held during each weekend in September, and features the events of more than 150 partner organizations. The Hudson River Valley Ramble offers a variety of walks, hikes, paddles, biking tours and other events and is designed to showcase the scenic, natural, historic and cultural resources of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area . Ramble events are led by naturalists, ecologists, historians, geologists and trained volunteers from participating organizations. Wed, 06 Aug 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/6/15th-Annual-Hudson-River-Valley-Ramble-Set-for-September/7934/