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Gov. Cuomo Presents 20th Proposal of 2017 State of the State: Complete Empire State Trail by 2020

Jan 10, 2017

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.

Capital-Saratoga thinks regionally & takes action globally

Jan 9, 2017

Joint marketing campaign launched on Visit the USA.com to attract international visitors  

Albany, N.Y. - This week, the Capital-Saratoga Region became part of the official USA travel site, Visit the USA.com, 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 VisittheUSA.com website, the official travel site for the United States. The campaign also includes an ad in the USA Inspiration Guide.

Destiny USA Ends 2016 with Record Breaking Tourism Numbers

Jan 9, 2017

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.

Scottsville Information Center Open for Visitors

May 20, 2016

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.

Turning Stone Celebrates Lodge Earning Prestigious Forbes Four Star Award

Apr 5, 2016

Turning Stone Recognition CeremonyIn 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.

Best 4th In The North Seeking Sponsors

Mar 30, 2016

Best 4th in the NorthTiconderoga, 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."

Lake Placid Lodge & Wings Air Helicopters Announce Partnership to Bring Helicopter Service to Guests

Mar 10, 2016

Lake Placid, N.Y. - New York-based charter operator Wings Air Helicopters and Lake Placid Lodge, a Relais-Chateaux property, join forces to offer guests luxury helicopter transportation to/from New York City and other locations in the Northeast. For those looking to minimize the stress of travel, Wings Air's state-of-the-art helicopters can fly the 290-mile, normally five-hour trip between Manhattan and picturesque Lake Placid in just two hours. Helicopters can carry two to five passengers and are equipped with various in-flight comforts from noise-cancelling BOSE headsets to magazines for the passengers' enjoyment.

I Love New York Announces New Trails and Lifts For Downhill Thrills on Tubes, Skis and Snowboards

Dec 3, 2015

Ski Areas Add New Lift Power, Snow-Making Muscle, Dining and Lodging Options ALBANY, NY (December 3, 2015) - I LOVE NEW YORK announces new ways to experience the winter season this year. From new trails and snowmaking equipment, to resort upgrades, New York continues to add to the winter experience found across the State. As the fall chill gets cooler and skiers think about tuning up their equipment, mountain resorts are gearing up for the winter season.

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