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Indus-Holiday Inn ExpressVictor, N.Y. — Indus Hospitality Group has completed a $1.8 million renovation of the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Victor. The six-month project concluded in July at the 104-room hotel, of which 13 are suites. Enhancements include an extended lobby and breakfast area as well new carpet, paint, and décor in guest corridors and guest rooms.

Award-winning, family-owned Indus Hospitality group owns and operates more than 50 hotels and restaurants in the region, including the Victor Microtel, also located on Main Street Fishers in Victor. The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Victor was built in 2006 and acquired by Penfield-based Indus in 2016. The hotel is located just off Thruway Exit 45 and I-490 and is near to Eastview Mall, Hill Cumorah, and the Finger Lakes region, and is 15 minutes from downtown Rochester.

Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance - LogoPublic Relations Campaign recognized by New York State Tourism Industry Association 

Pittsford, N.Y. - The Finger Lakes Regional Tourism Council (FLRTC) was presented the Excellence in Overall Tourism Marketing - Regional Level Award for their "Beyond Wine" public relations campaign by New York State Tourism Industry Association (NYSTIA) at the Tourism Excellence Awards brunch on Friday, October 19 in Queensbury, N.Y.

As a region, the 14 counties of the Finger Lakes contract with New York-based Quinn PR to execute a public relations campaign that strengthens the Finger Lakes Region brand locally, state-wide and nationally.

I LOVE NY Logo - stackedNew York’s Ski Areas Will Feature Enhanced Snowmaking, Expanded Terrain and Trails, and Upgraded Facilities and Dining Options

New York, NY – October 29, 2018: Winter is coming and New York State's 50 ski areas–more than any other state in the country—are ready to welcome nearly four million skiers, riders and enthusiasts this season. With millions in public and private ski area investments, the state's mountains and resorts have added new state-of-the-art snowmaking capabilities while completing massive upgrades and exciting renovations. Below is a sampling of these investments:…

NYSTIA Awards 201816 individuals, attractions and tourism promotion agencies are recognized for excellence

Troy, NY (Oct. 26, 2018) – New York State Tourism Industry Association, representing and uniting New York’s tourism industry, celebrated the best in New York tourism last week with the Tourism Excellence Awards at their annual meeting held at the Six Flags Great Escape Lodge in Queensbury, NY.  The Tourism Excellence Awards honor individuals, attractions and tourism promotion agencies whose creativity and passion help make New York the destination of choice.

Saratoga County Historical Society“Digital Docent” Boosts Accessibility and Visitor Engagement

Ballston Spa, NY (Oct. 24, 2018) - The Saratoga County Historical Society at Brookside Museum has added a “Digital Docent” (SEO with Artificial Intelligence) to boost website visitor engagement. 

It was designed to make history and art more accessible to local residents and visitors by acting as a real-time guide when they are looking at online images.  The digital equivalent of a brick-and-mortar museum docent, the Digital Docent uses Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to know the entire Brookside Museum collection, and then make real-time recommendations that match visitor interests.

NYC Snow Bus - 2018New York, N.Y. – NYC Snow Bus has announced the launch of the 2018/2019 – ski/snowboard season, beginning December 1, 2018 (or sooner if the mountains open in November). Snow is already falling, and the NYC Snow Bus is ready.

“At NYC Snow Bus, we take a customer-first approach, which allows us to focus on building the best ski/snow bus company in NYC, said NYC Snow Bus co-founder Scott Lebowitz. From there we run our service on providing the best mountain experience for our customers. If it’s not by providing lift and equipment tickets in advance, then it’s by to providing complimentary breakfast and drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) on the bus, always keeping in mind customer satisfaction and happiness.”…

A Century of French Paiinting - Hyde CollectionGlens Falls, N.Y.—The Hyde Collection is exhibiting a collection of French prints from the Museum's permanent collection to accompany the Adirondack Film Festival screening of Mrs. Hyde, a French film about an ornery teacher who is transformed by a powerful jolt. 

A Century of French Printing, 1838 – 1938 includes twelve prints chronicling how technological advances steered the course of the medium's evolution. As the country faced social, political, and economic changes, and rose to the height of western culture, printing allowed for the broad dissemination of art among homes of all economic classes.

Prints decorated the homes of the burgeoning middle class, they illustrated newspapers, books, and magazines, and they advertised products and forms of entertainment of the age. Commercial printing was a new avenue for artists such as Alphonse Mucha (1860–1939) and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864–1901) to fund their artistic endeavors, freeing them of the burden of securing a patron like artists of the past. …

3-D Doings SymposiumArtists Sarah Canright, Art Green, Lorri Gunn, Phil Hanson, Gladys Nilsson, and Suellen Rocca explore history, legacy of Chicago Imagists

Saratoga Springs, NY — The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College is proud to announce a two-day 3-D Doings Symposium on October 25-26 in conjunction with the acclaimed exhibition 3-D Doings: The Imagist Object in Chicago Art, 1964–19803-D Doings: The Imagist Object in Chicago Art, 1964–1980, which opened September 8 and runs through January 6, 2019, is the first in-depth exploration of the little-known sculptural work and dimensional painting made by the Chicago Imagists during the early years of their practice.

Fort Ticonderoga logoAcquisition in partnership with Open Space Institute ensures this National Historic Landmark will be forever protected

Ticonderoga, N.Y. – The Fort Ticonderoga Association today announced that it has acquired 47 acres on the east face of Mount Defiance, ensuring the entire historically important mountain will be forever protected. The acquisition was made possible through partnership with the Open Space Institute (OSI) which provided a $46,000 grant for the purchase and related expenses.

“Fort Ticonderoga has a long history of land conservation and historic preservation dating back to 1820 when William Ferris Pell purchased the garrison grounds and placed a fence around the fort ruins marking the earliest act of preservation by a private individual in America,” said Beth L. Hill, Fort Ticonderoga President and CEO. “This recent acquisition is an important addition to our 2000-acre historic campus and will preserve the historic land and its natural beauty forever.”…

Presentation at Oneida County Historical SocietyScots-Irish Immigration and Defense of the New York Frontier, 1740 to 1778

Scheduled for Saturday, October 27 at 1:00 pm

Utica, N.Y. – Join independent historian Terry McMaster to explore settlement and development along colonial New York’s western frontier.  This presentation is enhanced with maps and illustrations from 18th century sources demonstrating the migration and settlement of culturally and ethnically diverse peoples including Scots-Irish settlers in frontier villages such as Cherry Valley, Unadilla and Onaquaga and early 18th century Native American settlements. This program takes place in the History Center's main gallery on Saturday, October 27, 2018 starting at 1:00 PM.

Terry McMaster is an independent historian whose research focuses on the American Revolution in the Mohawk Valley and on the settlement patterns, family connections, and border warfare along colonial New York’s western frontier in the 18th century.  He has presented his research at Fort Plain Museum’s “American Revolution in the Mohawk Valley” conference, Hyde Hall,  and m

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