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ROOST - Adirondacks USALake Placid, NY (January 16, 2024) – The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism Board of Directors approved two new members at its recent annual meeting. 

Mary Jane Lawrence, ROOST chief operating officer, introduced Alex Madden and Jon Donk as the most recent additions to the board. “We are thrilled to welcome Alex and Jon to the ROOST board of directors,” she said. “Their business experience and local knowledge will be a huge benefit to ROOST. As we continue to focus on destination marketing and management, representation from the tourism, arts and local business sector continues to be incredibly valuable.”…

Lake George Winter's Dream_MomentFactory_1On January 25, 2024, Winter’s Dream Welcomes Those Who Have Served and Those Who Are Serving Our Country

Lake George, NY — Lake George Winter's Dream is proud to announce Military Appreciation Evening,  a special event to honor veterans and active military service members. On Thursday, January 25, 2024, the Lake George Winter's Dream experience will be free for all active military and veterans. In addition, their guests will enjoy 20% off ticket prices. Attendees are required to show a valid form of military identification upon entry. Acceptable forms of ID include a Military ID, DD-214 with valid Driver’s License, Veteran’s ID Card or Veteran’s status on Driver’s license or Government-Issued ID Card.

We Are NYThe First Total Eclipse Over New York State in 99 Years

Nearly Two Dozen State Agencies and Authorities Have Been Working with Local Governments to Ensure a Safe and Enjoyable Experience

Path of Totality Will Traverse 29 Counties, The Rest of the State Will See 88 Percent to Over 99 Percent Coverage

With less than 100 days to go before the State’s first total eclipse in nearly a century, Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers and the State’s expected hundreds of thousands of visitors on its plans to ensure a safe, enjoyable and awe-inspiring experience.

oneida-county-tourismUtica, NY - Oneida County Tourism (OCT), the official destination marketing organization for Oneida County, NY, is excited to announce its relocation to two brand-new offices, enhancing visitor experience and accessibility. At the end of 2023, OCT bid farewell to the Exit 31 Welcome Center and relocated to the historic Union Station in Utica. Additionally, three staff members have moved into the County Office Building, also in Utica.

Orange County Tourism23% increase crushes previous annual records and inspires dynamic experiences for more visitors

Orange County, N.Y. (Jan. 9, 2024) – The Orange County Tourism website, orangetourism.org, drew record-breaking traffic over the past year, surpassing 1 million annual visits for the first time.

The surge of website visits represented a 23% increase over 2022’s visits, which set the previous record. The increase was powered by a combination of Orange County’s many assets, County Executive Steven Neuhaus' Four Seasons Campaign to promote year-round tourism and marketing strategies from the Tourism Department.

Sullivan County DoveFerndale, NY (January 8, 2024) - The Sullivan Catskills Visitors Association (SCVA) is thrilled to announce the addition of a new dove sculpture to its popular Dove Art Trail. With this unveiling, the trail will now feature over 70 unique dove sculptures, each hand-painted by a professional local artist.

The Dove Art Trail was first launched in 2019 as part of SCVA's effort to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock.

Stephen MageeSales Manager focuses on bus tours and sports events coming to Warren County

Lake George, NY — The Lake George Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau (LGRCVB) welcomes Stephen Magee, Group Sales Manager, as the newest addition to the sales team. The LGRCVB is a division of the Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce (LGRCC) that serves all Warren County hospitality partners and focuses its sales and marketing efforts to bring year-round, weather-proof group business to the area in the form of meetings and conventions, sports events, weddings, and group bus tours.

We Are NYAnnounces Additional Investments in Niagara Falls

$46 Million State-of-the-Art Welcome Center, Plaza Opens at Niagara Falls State Park Providing Grand Arrival Space for Visitors 

Niagara Arts and Cultural Center and Oakwood Cemetery Receive State Funding for Improvements  

Governor Kathy Hochul today joined elected and community leaders to officially open the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Welcome Center at Niagara Falls State Park. The $46 million facility will provide modern amenities to the millions of visitors arriving at the park each year and provide information on all that the Niagara Falls area has to offer to visitors. The Governor also announced two additional projects—renovations to the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center auditorium and the restoration of historic buildings at Oakwood Cemetery—that will complement the Welcome Center and support the overall goal of improving the visitor experience in Niagara Falls. 

Schenectady County Historical SocietySchenectady, N.Y. (December 6, 2023) - The Schenectady County Historical Society announced today a grant award totaling $30,000 from the New York State Council on the Arts
(NYSCA) to support the nonprofit arts and culture sector. Through New York State’s continued investment in arts and culture, NYSCA has awarded over $80 million since Spring 2023 to over 1,500 artists and organizations across the state.

Bethel WoodsLiberty, NY — The Sullivan Catskills Visitors Association (SCVA) proudly announces the recipients of the 2023 Tourism Excellence Awards, recognizing individuals and organizations that have demonstrated exceptional commitment and contributions to the Sullivan Catskills region.

They will be recognized at the SCVA’s annual meeting and cocktail party to be held on Wednesday, December 6 at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

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