The Beat Category - tourist services Mon, 23 Jan 2017 19:03:36 GMT Gov. Cuomo Announces Master Plan for $32 Million "Gateway to The Adirondacks" at Northway Exit 29 New York-based Paradox Brewery Will Expand at Gateway, Invest $2.8 Million and Create 22 New Jobs$32 Million Private-Public Investment to Create World-Class Recreational and Tourism HubMaster Plan Available Here Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the Master Plan to establish a Gateway to the Adirondacks at Exit 29 of the Northway, in the town of North Hudson. Located in the heart of the Adirondacks, the future Gateway site once hosted Frontier Town, a popular theme park that has been unoccupied for years. Mon, 23 Jan 2017 07:00:00 GMT Governor Cuomo Announces New Initiatives to Promote Winter Tourism across New York State New Advertising Campaign Will Promote New York's Winter Destinations in Media Markets Throughout the Northeast View Advertisements Here and Here Annual Free Snowmobiling Weekend Scheduled for February 3-5 Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today unveiled a new marketing campaign designed to increase visitors and generate interest in New York State's top winter tourism attractions and destinations. The winter marketing campaign, which will include two new television advertisements, will run in media markets throughout the Northeast and promote New York as a world-class winter destination. The Governor also announced New York State's annual Free Snowmobiling Weekend for all out-of-state and Canadian snowmobilers, will run from Friday, February 3, through Sunday, February 5, 2017. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 07:00:00 GMT Sponsorships Available for 2017 Canal-Related Events Waterford, N.Y. - The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, in partnership with the NYS Canal Corporation, is offering a limited number sponsorships up to $500 for events or festivals taking place in the National Heritage Corridor from May through November 2017. Qualifying events must promote or celebrate the distinctive historic, cultural, scenic, or recreational resources of the canal corridor. Tue, 10 Jan 2017 07:00:00 GMT Gov. Cuomo Presents 20th Proposal of 2017 State of the State: Complete Empire State Trail by 2020 Build 350 New Miles of Trail to Create Largest State Multi-use Trail Network in the Nation 750-Mile Trail Network Will Connect Lake Erie to the Capital Region and the New York Harbor to Canada New Mobile App to Launch, Connecting Travelers with New York Trails and Attractions (January 10, 2017) - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today proposed completing the Hudson River Valley Greenway and Erie Canalway trails by 2020 to create the Empire State Trail, the largest state multi-use trail in the nation. Tue, 10 Jan 2017 07:00:00 GMT Capital-Saratoga thinks regionally & takes action globally Joint marketing campaign launched on Visit the to attract international visitors   Albany, N.Y. - This week, the Capital-Saratoga Region became part of the official USA travel site, Visit the, inviting British tourists to ‘holiday' in upstate New York.  Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Saratoga County Tourism, Schenectady County Tourism and Visitors Bureau, Fulton County Tourism, Rensselaer County Tourism, and Washington County Tourism, joined with I Love NY and Brand USA to shoot a travel video that focused on the area's draw for British families and history buffs. The video, accompanying article, photos, and itinerary appear on website, the official travel site for the United States. The campaign also includes an ad in the USA Inspiration Guide. Mon, 09 Jan 2017 07:00:00 GMT Destiny USA Ends 2016 with Record Breaking Tourism Numbers Group tour motor coach registration jumps 66% over 2015's results Syracuse, N.Y. - Destiny USA, New York State's largest shopping, dining and entertainment destination visited by 26 million guests annually, ended the year with impressive gains in group travel visitation with a 66% increase over the prior year, the largest increase ever for the property. Spiked by an uptick in international guests, along with travelers coming from all over the nation, including 150 first-time domestic group visits, Destiny USA officials are pleased with the results. Mon, 09 Jan 2017 07:00:00 GMT Scottsville Information Center Open for Visitors Thruway Information Center welcomes visitors traveling through NYS Pittsford, N.Y. - The Scottsville Information Center, located on the NYS Thruway, has opened for the 2016 season. The center is the only stand-alone information center on the New York State Thruway - in a building separate from the rest area. The building was once The Historic Livingston County Park House, and now houses display racks and a front desk for servicing visitors. Fri, 20 May 2016 07:00:00 GMT Erie Canalway Photo Contest – Call for Entries Deadline for Entries is August 26, 2016 Waterford, N.Y. - Entries are being accepted through August 26, 2016 for the 11th annual Erie Canalway Photo Contest. The contest captures the beauty, history, people, and character of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor. Thu, 12 May 2016 07:00:00 GMT Turning Stone Celebrates Lodge Earning Prestigious Forbes Four Star Award In honor of The Lodge earning the Forbes Four Star Award, Turning Stone's luxury hotel will offer an exclusive four-star twist on a classic cocktail and an award-themed turndown service Oneida Nation Homelands (April 5, 2016) - Turning Stone Resort Casino is celebrating an accolade-filled start to 2016. In honor of The Lodge earning the Forbes Four Star Award from Forbes Travel Guide, the global authority on luxury travel, Turning Stone today hosted a special recognition ceremony to honor employees of the resort's elegant Adirondack-style, all-suite hotel. At the recognition ceremony, Oneida Nation Representative and Nation Enterprises CEO Ray Halbritter commended employees for their dedication to creating an unparalleled and memorable guest experience, which accounts for 70 percent of the Forbes Four Star Award rating. Tue, 05 Apr 2016 07:00:00 GMT Best 4th In The North Seeking Sponsors Ticonderoga, NY - March 30, 2016 - The Ticonderoga Best 4th In The North Committee, a sub-committee of the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership (TMSP) is seeking sponsors for the 2016 Celebration. The Best 4th In the North has become a traditional celebration that attracts many visitors to the Ticonderoga area every year, which supports local businesses and the local economy. The 2016 Best 4th In the North Celebration will take place July 1-4, 2016 with fireworks, parade, live music, food, vendors, rides, games and more. The 2016 theme is "Hometown Pride - Think Local." Wed, 30 Mar 2016 07:00:00 GMT