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ROOST - Adirondacks USALake Placid, NY (November 15, 2022) -  The Lake Placid Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism will host a Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Games information session on Monday, November 21 at 5:30 p.m. at the Lake Placid Conference Center, second floor. Area residents and business owners are encouraged to attend.

Finger Lakes Visitors Connection - FLVCRound Two Open to Private Sector Tourism Businesses

Ontario County, N.Y. – Finger Lakes Visitors Connection, Ontario County’s official tourism promotion agency, is kicking off Round Two of its Visitor Experience Fund grant program, expanding 2022-2023 funding to private sector businesses and organizations who are actively marketing to attract out of town visitors.

We Are NYDivision of Veterans' Services and Department of Labor Expand Successful Pilot Program to Further Improve Access to Services 

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the installation of kiosks at several locations on Long Island and in the Southern Tier that will connect veterans, service members and their families with specialized information and assistance. Another six kiosks will be installed at welcome centers and transit hubs across the state and serve as an easily accessible gateway for veterans to learn about more than 60 state programs and services for which they may be eligible.

Travel UnityHilina D. Ajakaiye and Carrie Simmons will share insight into their organizations’ work in DEI

Auburn, N.Y. – Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau (GBCVB) Executive Vice President Hilina D. Ajakaiye and Stowe Area Association Executive Director Carrie Simmons will deliver keynote speeches during the 2022 Travel Unity Summit Northeast, which will be hosted Dec. 7-9 in Auburn, N.Y. Ajakaiye and Simmons will each discuss their organizations’ work in the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion, tying into the Summit’s theme of “Leading Inclusive Growth in Tourism.”…

Finger Lakes Visitors Connection - FLVCFree Digital Passport to a Better, Healthier, Happier FLX Lifestyle

Ontario County, NY - Finger Lakes Visitors Connection, the official tourism promotion agency for Ontario County, has launched its new FLX Well-Being Passport that will help both visitors and locals discover ways to enjoy the healthy Finger Lakes lifestyle physically, psychologically, and spiritually. 

The Well-Being Passport is a free program that includes a collection of curated attractions, retailers, and experiences that offer healthy activities, deals, and discounts with the added bonus of earning prizes along the way.  From jogging to kayaking to yoga and much, much more, users can choose their own path to healthy living in an easy, mobile-friendly way.

Finger Lakes Visitors Connection - FLVCLegacy Awards Recognize Outstanding Contributions to Ontario County Tourism 

Canandaigua, NY - On October 18, Ontario County tourism professionals and supporters joined the Finger Lakes Visitors Connection at Bristol Mountain in Canandaigua to present the Legacy Awards honoring some of the best and the brightest of Ontario County’s tourism partners.  The Legacy Awards recognize individuals and organizations for their outstanding work in destination development, tourism promotion, and visitor service that have gone above and beyond their usual duties to ensure that every visitor has an exceptional experience when they visit Ontario County.

Discover Long IslandHigh resolution headshots are available HERE.

Long Island, NY (Tuesday, October 25, 2022) — Discover Long Island, the region’s official and only accredited destination marketing organization has announced a stream of new talent on board, filling four key positions in the marketing, communications and partnership departments.  All hailing from Long Island, new members of the award-winning team include Edward Carr, Director of Advocacy and Stewardship; Allison Brown, Director of Marketing; Angelica Miceli, Director of Partnership Engagement and Events and Ilona Kaydanov, Communications Manager.

Orange County TourismWelcome Back Visitors!

Orange County, N.Y. – Tourism in Orange County, N.Y. rebounded from the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic with a 63.4% growth in visitor spending in 2021, surpassing the Hudson Valley and New York State percentage increases as a whole, a new report shows. Visitor spending increased 49.5% throughout the Hudson Valley and 53.4% statewide, according to the study conducted by the international research company Tourism Economics, an Oxford Economics company.

I LOVE NY Logo - stackedThe weekly fall foliage reports compiled by Empire State Development's Division of Tourism (I LOVE NY) return for the 2022 season on Wednesday, September 14. Each report uses the on-location field observations from I LOVE NY's team of more than 85 volunteer leaf spotters. Reports detail the predominant leaf colors, approximate percentage of change, and how much color change has progressed relative to peak conditions in each region of New York State. The reports are scheduled to run every Wednesday through the end of the foliage season, traditionally in mid-November.

Click here to access the I LOVE NY press kit.