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2019 Erie Canalway Photo ContestCapture the distinctive character of the Canal Corridor and be featured in the Erie Canalway Calendar

Waterford, N.Y. – Amateur and professional photographers are invited to submit entries for the 14th annual Erie Canalway Photo Contest. Photos should convey the wealth of things to do and see along the waterway and express the beauty and unique character of the canal and canal communities. Winning photos will be featured in the 2020 Erie Canalway calendar.

Excelsior PR logoTransforms Landmark Terminal, Long Considered an Architectural Marvel, Into World-Class, 512 Room Hotel  

Project Creates 3,700 Union Construction Jobs and 795 Union Hotel Jobs 

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, together with New York-based hotel investment firm MCR, today announced the opening of the historic TWA Hotel at JFK International Airport. The project transforms the former Trans World Airlines terminal, which was designed by world-renowned architect Eero Saarinen in 1962 and closed to the public in 2001, into the centerpiece of a modern 512-room hotel that will preserve its mid-century design and offer lodging and best-in-class services to millions of travelers each year. The new hotel, which was announced by Governor Cuomo in 2016, builds on the historic $13 billion vision plan to transform JFK airport into a 21st century facility that will continue to serve as the nation's premier international gateway.

NYS Water Trail GuidebookWaterford, N.Y. - When the NYS Canal System opens on May 17, kayaks and canoes will share the waterway with cruisers and powerboats, thanks to the New York State Canalway Water Trail Guidebook and Navigational Map Set released by the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor. The complimentary guidebook and maps includes a mile-by-mile description of launch sites, paddler-friendly facilities and amenities, and places of interest for over 450 miles of the NYS Canal System, including the Erie, Cayuga-Seneca, Oswego and Champlain canals.

The guidebook and maps are available to order ($10 shipping and handling fee) or download online at: eriecanalway.org/watertrail

“This guidebook is an invitation to paddlers to discover the history, beauty, and adventure of paddling the canals.” said Bob Radliff, Executive Director of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor. “Paddlers will navigate century old locks, pass stunning stone aqueducts, and experience narrow flatwater stretches and wide river segments.”…

Discover Albany logo 2019Albany, NY — Discover Albany is leading the travel and tourism community during National Travel and Tourism Week (May 5-11), by highlighting who comes to our market.

“On average, there are more than 4,343 visitors to Albany County each day. This year, as we celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week, our staff is heading out into the community, and beyond, to promote Albany, interact with the visitors and learn more about what we can do to increase traveler spending in our area,” says Jill Delaney, President and CEO of Discover Albany. “According to the most recent economic impact numbers, thanks in part to our ongoing efforts, travelers spent $970 million in Albany County, generated $125 million in state and local taxes."…

Watkins Glen State ParkFinger Lakes Regional Tourism Council shares ways to celebrate May 5-11, 2019 

Pittsford, N.Y. - National Travel and Tourism Week, an initiative led by U.S. Travel Association, runs May 5-11, 2019, highlighting the contributions and accomplishments of the U.S. travel industry. This year's theme, "Travel Matters" focuses on the value of travel and its impact on the economy, local businesses, and personal well-being. In honor of the annual celebration, the Finger Lakes Vacation Region has put together various events, campaigns, and promotions. …

Palisades Center logoWest Nyack, N.Y.: Palisades Center is co-sponsoring Metro-North’s Get Out & Go! Show, a staycation travel showcase on Saturday, April 13th. Spend the afternoon exploring and discovering staycation hotspots from New York City, the Hudson Valley, Connecticut, and beyond. From a daytrip to the Bronx Zoo to a Jazz festival along the Hudson River, to tantalizing foodie adventures or the region’s top cultural treasures, there is a destination for everyone to enjoy!…

Dutchess County Tourism logoPoughkeepsie, NY– Dutchess Tourism, Inc. (DTI) announced the release of two new brochures designed to draw attention to Dutchess County’s booming craft beverage industry and to major art and cultural venues in the Hudson Valley. Both are free and available online at DutchessTourism.com/brochures-guides-newsletters, and in print at DTI’s 18 Tourist Information Centers located throughout the county. They will also be distributed at upcoming domestic travel trade shows in New York City, Philadelphia, Boston, Washington D.C., and internationally at shows in Dublin, London and Berlin.

FLRTC-Logo-Full-color-for-TourCayuga-BannerOne-of-a-kind collaboration with I Love NY adds attraction and accommodation listings

Pittsford, N.Y. - The Finger Lakes Regional Tourism Council (FLRTC) is pleased to reveal their recently refreshed website, FingerLakesTravelNY.com. The vacation region wanted a more robust experience for visitors and found the solution in a website system built on the Simpleview platform. The new website features rich photography, a blog sharing an insider's view to seasonal interests, an event calendar highlighting fun and festive experiences and a comprehensive listing feature. Listings on the Region's official website are ported directly from New York State's official website, ILoveNY.com,a unique ability available through Simpleview's technology and the relationship between I Love NY and the Finger Lakes Region.

Excelsior PR logoRegional Gateway Will Promote Local Attractions, Food and Beverage

NEW YORK – November 14, 2018 – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the grand opening of the Hudson Valley/Catskills Welcome Center, located at the Woodbury Common Premium Outlets in Central Valley, Orange County. The state-of-the-art Welcome Center, one of 11 being built across the state, will serve as a modern gateway to the Hudson Valley and Catskills vacation regions, supporting New York State's commitment to growing regional economies and promoting local tourism, foods and craft beverages across the state.

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