The Beat Category - tourist services Sun, 29 Nov 2015 17:43:20 GMT New York State Announces Success of I LOVE NEW YORK China Office China Offices Support Increased Tourism State-Wide ALBANY, NY (November 16, 2015) - New York State highlighted the success of I LOVE NEW YORK China offices and their one-year anniversary. I LOVE NEW YORK representation is based in four China cities: Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chengdu. Together, the offices reach travel agents, group tour operators and other travel professionals, as well as media and consumers in more than 20 other cities. Tue, 24 Nov 2015 07:00:00 GMT Governor Cuomo Announces More Than $50 Million to Support Historic Growth of NY's Tourism Industry Albany, N.Y. (November 19, 2015) - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo hosted the third New York State Tourism Summit in Albany yesterday, where local and international tourism leaders met with State officials to explore new industry opportunities. At the summit, a commitment of $50 million was unveiled to promote statewide tourism, create jobs, and attract more visitors to every region of New York. This investment, which is one of the largest ever by the State, builds upon the historic investments in the tourism industry which generated a $100.1 billion economic impact in 2014. Thu, 19 Nov 2015 07:00:00 GMT Don't Get Scrooged - Find the Holiday Spirit in the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County The Catskills, A Winter Wonderland Destination for Holiday & Family Fun Greene County, N.Y. (November 16, 2015) - Get into a festive spirit in the snowy Catskill Mountains this holiday season when Small Business Saturday meets Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, and live performances are offered along with arts and crafts fairs featuring gift-ready works of art. Mon, 16 Nov 2015 07:00:00 GMT The Most Wonderful Time Awaits in the Adirondacks of Northern New York Family-Friendly Holiday Events, Activities & More in the Adirondack Mountains ADIRONDACK REGION, NY (November 3, 2015) - Winter comes early in the Adirondack Mountains, and with it, the promise of holiday festivities guaranteed to turn any Scrooge or Grinch into a Saint Nick or Rudolph. Throughout the holiday season, the Adirondacks are quiet and snow-covered, providing the perfect winter getaway for families or couples looking to enjoy ice-skating, horse-drawn sleigh rides, and relaxing evenings in front of the fire with a seasonal cocktail. Tue, 03 Nov 2015 07:00:00 GMT Governor Cuomo Announces I LOVE NEW YORK Co-Branding Partnership with Delta Air Lines View the New Co-Branded Logos Here and Here View the Co-Brand Launch at the New York Stock Exchange Here Albany, N.Y. (September 14, 2015) -- Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced a co-branding partnership between Empire State Development's Division of Tourism/ I LOVE NEW YORK and Delta Air Lines. The new co-branded logo was unveiled outside the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday, September 10, as Delta rang the closing bell. "When people take the time to experience New York, they fall in love and keep coming back - and that means more tourism and economic activity for our state," Governor Cuomo said. "This partnership will bring the I LOVE NY brand to new heights, and I am proud that our administration is partnering with Delta Air Lines to promote all that the Empire State has to offer." Mon, 14 Sep 2015 07:00:00 GMT TACC Information Continues To Change Ticonderoga, N.Y. - September 8, 2015 - The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) Information Booth located in Moses Circle plays an important role in providing area information to visitors when the Chamber Office is not open and it continues to see much needed improvements. Tue, 08 Sep 2015 07:00:00 GMT Gov. Cuomo Announces More Than $4.5M in Outdoor Recreation Improvement Projects in 1000 Islands Nearly $3.6 Million in Improvements at Wellesley Island and Grass Point State Parks Now Complete Construction Begins on $1 Million Accessible Trail at Wilson Hill Wildlife Management Area Albany, N.Y.(Aug. 5) -- Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that $4.5 million projects will enhance outdoor recreation for people of all ages and abilities in the Thousand Islands Region. A roughly $3.6 million project to improve the beachfront and campgrounds of Wellesley Island and Grass Point State Parks is now complete, making the parks more attractive to visitors to these popular destinations on the St. Lawrence River in the Thousand Islands region. In addition, construction is now underway on a $1 million accessible trail at Wilson Hill Wildlife Management Area in St. Lawrence County. Wed, 05 Aug 2015 07:00:00 GMT Go Tour NY Routes Run Through Wine, Beer and BBQ Country Features New York State Routes Through the 1000 Islands & Adirondacks Cape Vincent, N.Y. (July  7, 2015) - In the 1000 Islands and Adirondacks, the dog days of summer fade into fall with the scent of savory barbecue, the roar of a motorcycle on an open road and the sweet reward of a local brew at the end of the ride. Both regions offer an array of food and wine events located along the scenic motorcycle routes featured on Tue, 07 Jul 2015 07:00:00 GMT Governor Cuomo Announces Economic Impact of Tourism Industry Exceeds $100 Billion for The First Time Tourism Employment Increased By 16 Percent Since 2011 New York Remains Most Visited State by Overseas Travelers for 14th Year in a Row With July 4th Weekend Approaching, Governor Highlights Summer 2015 Tourism Ad Campaign and Getaway Ideas at Albany, N.Y. (July 2) - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the total economic impact of New York State's tourism industry in 2014 reached an all-time high of $100.1 billion. Historic investments in the tourism industry have generated job growth and an increase in visitors to New York, making it the most visited state by overseas travelers for the 14th year in a row. The Governor also highlighted the 2015 summer ad campaign featuring vacation destinations and attractions from all regions of the state. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 07:00:00 GMT Governor Cuomo Announces Free Fishing Days to be Held June 27-28 New Yorkers and Visitors Welcome to Explore State's Vast Waterways and Fish Without a License Newly Designated Free Fishing Day Set for Veterans Day, November 11 Albany, N.Y. -- Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that New York State residents and visitors may fish for free without a fishing license in any of the state's 7,500 lakes and ponds and 50,000 miles of rivers and streams during the weekend of June 27-28. Saltwater anglers may also fish in marine waters for migratory marine fish species without enrolling in the Recreational Marine Fishing Registry. Mon, 22 Jun 2015 07:00:00 GMT