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Finger Lakes Regional Tourism Council.Finger Lakes leading in innovation, creation of tourism product for visitors

Pittsford, N.Y. - National Travel and Tourism Week kicks off May 6-12, 2018 celebrating the value of travel and its impact on the economy, local businesses, and personal well-being. This year's theme, "Travel Then and Now," focuses on the contributions and accomplishments of the U.S. Travel Community - a $2.4 trillion-dollar industry in the United States.  …

Taste of Troy Food Tours Expands into Downtown AlbanyDiscover Albany’s Partner Taste of Troy Food Tours Expands into Downtown Albany

Albany, NY – This May, Discover Albany’s partner Taste of Troy Food Tours is increasing downtown Albany’s tourism programs for visitors with the launch of the Historic Downtown Albany Food Tour.

Amy Koren-Roth founded Taste of Troy Food Tours in Troy in 2016 and decided to expand the company to Albany in 2017. Discover Albany has worked with Amy Koren-Roth to develop this new, weekly Albany-focused tour to increase tourism offerings for visitors. Aligning with Discover Albany’s “Tastes and Traditions” initiative, the new guided walking tour combines Albany’s rich history with the city’s recent exciting culinary accomplishments.

I LOVE NY Logo - stackedI LOVE NEW YORK, New York State's Iconic Tourism Campaign, Earns Gold REGGIE award for Mobile Tour, Gold Distinction at Shorty Awards and Bronze Adrian Award for Feature Article Placement

Empire State Development (ESD) today announced that its Division of Tourism was recognized by various industry associations for excellence in experiential marketing, digital initiatives and public relations. I LOVE NEW YORK received a gold REGGIE at the 35th annual awards celebrating achievements in marketing. The Division of Tourism also received gold distinction at the tenth annual Shorty Awards, and a bronze Adrian Award from the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International.

ROOST USA Ambassador ProgramLake Placid, Adirondacks, USA — The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) announces its new Adirondacks, USA Ambassador Program and is looking for individuals who want to share their Adirondack experiences on social media. The goal of the program is to promote and inspire travel in Essex, Franklin and Hamilton counties through social media. Ambassadors will be asked to post captivating and authentic content, encouraging travelers to visit the Adirondacks.

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.