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Posts from November 2017

I LOVE NY Logo - stackedFriday, November 24 Special to Encourage Time Spent Outdoors 

New York, NY – November 16, 2017 - Governor Cuomo today announced free admission to all New York State parks this Black Friday, November 24 to encourage New Yorkers and their families to take advantage of the more than 335,000 acres of state-owned land next weekend. During Thanksgiving weekend, State Parks offers various family friendly events and programs at locations across the state. For a full list of state park programs on Black Friday and over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, click here.

Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce - logoTiconderoga, NY – The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) in coordination with area businesses and organizations will host the annual Holiday Shopping & Dining Night on Friday, December 1st, 2017 as part of the 8th Annual Ticonderoga Area North Country Christmas Celebration. Shopping and Dining Night is an opportunity to take advantage of great specials and promotions, support Ticonderoga Area Businesses, visit the Holiday Farmers Market, listen to live music, and get into the holiday spirit. New this year will be the Parade of Lights as part of this event which is being coordinated by the Ticonderoga Fire Department.

        Wayne County Tourism logoMaitre D' at Trombino's brings new age American bistro fare

Lyons, N.Y. - Lyons' residents have a new fine dining establishment found in an old classic. Maitre D' at Trombino's opened its doors in September, bringing American bistro fare made from some of New York's finest and freshest ingredients. Christopher VanEpps, General Manager, quickly fell in love with Lyons - the people, the community, the pride - and wanted to give the town a delicious, fine dining experience.

Watkins Glen Chamber of CommerceWatkins Glen, N.Y. – As an official Small Business Saturday Community Champion, the Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce is spreading the word about the exciting things that are happening on Small Business Saturday. Here is an overview of what the Chamber has planned and the ways in which you can make a difference by shopping locally this holiday season!…

Lake Ontario Wine Trail logoWayne County, N.Y. – The Lake Ontario Wine Trail will host their annual “Christmas Around the World” event on Saturday and Sunday, December 2nd and 3rd. Travel the world this holiday season via the wine trail for a weekend of Christmas cheer, great food, and local award-winning wines, ciders and spirits. Each participating member location will represent a different country and pair their beverages with unique holiday dishes. This year, we welcome our newest Trail member, Old Goat Cidery at the Apple Shed.

I LOVE NY Logo - stackedLodge Renovations, Ski Area Upgrades and Special Offers Statewide

State-of-the-Art Snowmaking Equipment and Family Promotions Highlight New York’s New Ski Season

New York, NY – November 16, 2017: There are more than 50 ski areas in New York State, more than any other state, with slopes already open or opening this weekend. Major public and private investments to upgrade ski areas and ski towns are creating better dining, retail and tourism infrastructure to generate year-round visitation in mountain communities. 

Welcome Danny Liedka

Nov 14, 2017

Syracuse - Do Your ThingAfter nation-wide search, Visit Syracuse, Inc. announces new president & CEO

Syracuse, NY (Nov. 10, 2017) - Onondaga County’s official tourism promotion agency is excited to welcome Danny Liedka to the Visit Syracuse family! Liedka recently accepted an offer to join the team as president & CEO.

NYSTIA - Andrew NixonWatkins Glen, NY – Andrew Nixon, Executive Director of the Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau, was recognized for his excellence in service as Treasurer of the New York State Tourism Industry Association (NYSTIA), during its annual business meeting held October 26 and 27 in Watkins Glen, NY.

Mr. Nixon has served as Treasurer since 2014, when NYSTIA was formed by the merger of the New York State Travel & Vacation Association and the Tourism Promotion Agencies Council of New York State. His term as Treasurer comes to a close as of the end of this year, but Mr. Nixon will remain on the volunteer board as a director.

Syracuse MarriottManaged by Crescent Hotels & Resorts, restored 1924 landmark earns prestigious rating
within its first full year of operation

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Nov. 1, 2017 – Just over a year since its highly anticipated opening, Marriott Syracuse Downtown has earned AAA’s prestigious Four Diamond rating. The distinction is shared by less than six percent of the nearly 28,000 AAA-approved properties nationwide. Managed by Crescent Hotels & Resorts, the luxury iconic hotel debuted in downtown Syracuse last year on Aug. 19, 2016, following a meticulous multiyear $76 million restoration of the landmark 1924 building, once home to Hotel Syracuse.