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Olana PartnershipExplore ways to get involved during the 2018 Season; Options available for every interest and time availability

Hudson, NY - The Olana Partnership and Olana State Historic Site are looking to fill a wide variety of positions with dedicated volunteers.  Olana has opportunities for every interest and time availability.  As a volunteer you’ll have the unique experience of representing one of the Hudson Valley’s most iconic historic sites, serving over 170,000 visitors annually.  People interested in volunteering are encouraged to attend a Volunteer Open House at the Olana Visitor’s Center on April 6th or April 21st, from 11am-1pm.

ROOST LOGOLake Placid, NY - James McKenna, CEO of the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST), applauds Governor Cuomo and the state legislature for an on-time New York state budget that is highly favorable to the Adirondacks and North Country.

“The 2019 budget brings fantastic news for our region, thanks to the governor and our region’s legislative delegation,” said McKenna. “Their ongoing commitment to funding programs and infrastructure that will spur economic growth through tourism is a great benefit to the North Country.”…

ROOST LOGOLake Placid, Adirondacks USA – Approximately 1500 restaurant industry professionals are expected to attend the Renzi Food Show at the Conference Center at Lake Placid on April 10, 2018.

The invitation-only annual event is generating overnight bookings at area hotels on Monday, April 9, and Tuesday, April 10. As in past years, it is expected that attendees will not only be participating in the food show, but will also be visiting local businesses during those two days.

Dutchess County Tourism logoPoughkeepsie, NY  -- Dutchess Tourism, Inc. has been recognized with a Gold AVA Digital Award for its innovative virtual reality (VR) video.

Dutchess Tourism, Inc., the County’s official tourism promotion agency, recently produced a VR video giving viewers the opportunity to experience Dutchess attractions in an immersive way. The 360-degree video can be viewed on desktop computers, while the virtual reality version can be viewed on mobile devices with a VR headset and the Vimeo app.

NYSTIA I LOVE NEW YORK logoI LOVE NEW YORK Empire State Tourism Conference Set for April 23-25

NEW YORK – March 19, 2018 – Tourism industry professionals will gather at the Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady on April 23-25, for the annual I LOVE NEW YORK Empire State Tourism Conference, hosted by the New York State Tourism Industry Association (NYSTIA) and Empire State Development’s Division of Tourism. 

The theme of this year’s conference is “The Tourism Experience: Learn It. Do It. it!” Professional development topics will provide attendees with hands-on training and education in a variety of subjects intended to position them for short- and long-term success in building New York State tourism products and driving revenue for their destinations.

Ross LeviPoughkeepsie, NY– Dutchess Tourism, Inc. (DTI) announced it will be hosting a Tourism Trends Conference, Wednesday, April 4 at the Villa Borghese in Wappingers Falls. The day will begin at 9:30 a.m. with a tourism partner meeting just for Dutchess County tourism-related businesses and then open up to include tourism entities throughout the entire Hudson Valley region from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The partner meeting will include a presentation from DTI President & CEO Mary Kay Vrba, who will discuss the state of tourism in Dutchess County, including how Dutchess Tourism works to support businesses and their innovative efforts planned for the coming year.

Lisa BurnsPittsford, N.Y. - Finger Lakes Regional Tourism Council is delighted to announce its hire of Lisa Burns in the role of Executive Director.

The Finger Lakes Regional Tourism Council (FLRTC) is an organization comprised of the 14 Official County Tourism Promotion Agencies of the Finger Lakes Vacation Region whose mission is to maximize the economic impact of tourism in the region.

The Executive Director will facilitate organizational priorities and implement strategies as outlined in the 2016 FLRTC Destination Market Analysis and Strategic Marketing Plan. The plan was funded by a grant awarded to the FLRTC by Empire State Development and the New York State Division of Tourism, under Governor Andrew Cuomo's Regional Economic Development Council initiative.

FLRTC-Logo-Full-color-for-TourCayuga-BannerPittsford, N.Y. - According to a review article in the travel sections of U.S. News, travelers are once again looking to 'insiders' for inspiration and guidance when it comes to what's hot and 'on-trend' in the travel world. Experiences like transformational travel, extreme experiences, multigenerational vacations and even emerging destinations are some of the top trends cited for 2018.

Hidden New York ToursIrish Mob Tour of Hell’s Kitchen Returns St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

New York, NY, February 20, 2018– Hidden New York Tours, a company specializing in off-beat, unusual, and little-known sights of New York City, returns with its signature tour, The Irish Mob of Hell’s Kitchen: From the Gophers to the Westies, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day weekend. 

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