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Excelsior PR logoFour New Lots Add 2,500 Parking Spaces to Park-N-Ride Program

State Fair Drives Tourism and Complements "Central New York Rising" - The Region's Comprehensive Strategy to Revitalize Communities and Grow the Economy

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the opening of three more parking areas to provide shuttle service to the Great New York State Fair. The four parking lots, at John Glenn Blvd. and Farrell Rd. near I-690, the Regional Market in Liverpool and at Syracuse's Hancock International Airport in Salina, will provide approximately 2,500 more parking spaces as the Fair heads into what is traditionally its period of largest attendance.

iloveny-stack1Tiny Houses at a farm sanctuary, a nationally-Ranked restaurant and a lLand/water tour of Albany are among the new ways to stay, dine and play In New York State this Fall

NEW YORK – The splendor of New York State’s fall foliage season – one of the longest in the nation – is reason enough to explore the state’s backroads and byways this autumn. But with new attractions including romantic inns, creative eateries and unique adventures, there are even more reasons to plan a getaway to the Empire State this fall.

NYC Go logoFirst-Ever City-to-City Tourism Partnership in Africa Highlights Connection Between Two Destinations

New York City (August 23, 2017) – NYC & Company, the City’s official destination marketing organization, today joined Cape Town Tourism to sign a first-ever city-to-city partnership to boost tourism between Cape Town and New York City. This is the first agreement of its kind NYC & Company has signed with a destination marketing organization on the African continent. NYC & Company President and CEO Fred Dixon and Cape Town Tourism’s CEO Enver Duminy were on hand to sign the tourism partnership agreement this afternoon in New York City. The two-year alliance includes a collaboration agreement between the two destination marketing organizations, the sharing of best practices in tourism marketing and the exchange of marketing assets to boost reciprocal travel.

Excelsior PR logoLargest Exposition Space North of New York City - Conceptual Renderings Here

State Fair Unveils New 1,400 Foot Skyliner Chairlift Ride - First 100 Passengers Every Day Ride for Free 

Final Components of Phase 1 Redevelopment Plan Include Indian Village Renovations and New Exhibits and Programming  

State Fair Improvements Complement "Central New York Rising" - The Region's Comprehensive Strategy to Revitalize Communities and Grow the Economy

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced three development teams from Upstate New York have been selected to respond to a Request for Proposals to design and build a new Exposition Building at the New York State Fairgrounds.

Ross LeviWill Oversee State’s I LOVE NEW YORK Tourism Promotion Efforts

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Empire State Development (ESD) today announced that Ross D. Levi has been promoted to Executive Director of Tourism. He will lead the iconic I LOVE NEW YORK tourism program and help coordinate marketing efforts to increase awareness and promote statewide tourism visitation. In 2016, New York State welcomed a record 239 million visitors who spent nearly $65 billion, generating a total economic impact of more than $100 billion for the third straight year. Additionally, tourism remains the state’s fourth largest employer, supporting more than 914,000 jobs annually.

Excelsior PR logoRestored Marine Dining Room, New Recreational Offerings and Bold Entrance Signs Are Latest in Park Revitalization

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the latest round of improvements at Jones Beach State Park to transform and reinvigorate the public space as part of a $65 million overall revitalization initiative. Park improvements totaling $8.8 million, include reopening the historic Marine Dining Room, opening a new East Games Area, and creating the new "Welcome to Jones Beach" monuments to attract more visitors and support the growing Long Island economy. The revitalization of Jones Beach State Park is part of the Governor's NY Parks 2020 Plan a multi-year commitment to leverage $900 million in private and public funding for State Parks from 2011 to 2020.

NPS Senior PassThe frenzy for buying a $10 senior pass before the price increases on August 28 has created a shortage of passes available in the Albany Capital District. In order to meet requirements set by legislation passed by Congress in December 2016, the price of the America the Beautiful-National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass will increase from $10 to $80. Parks are encouraging people to call ahead to make sure passes are in stock.

Excelsior PR logoEvents Support Governor Cuomo's NY Open for Fishing and Hunting Initiative;

New Free Fishing Days Include Weekend Preceding Presidents Day, National Hunting and Fishing Day and Veterans Day;

DEC Call Center Hours Extended to Provide Assistance to Hunters and Trappers on Evenings and Weekends

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced new free sport fishing days in New York on Veterans Day, the weekend preceding Presidents Day, and National Hunting and Fishing Day, the fourth Saturday in September. During these designated free fishing days, New York residents and non-residents are permitted to fish for free without a fishing license. Governor Cuomo also announced that sporting licenses and Deer Management Permits for the 2017-18 season will be available for purchase beginning Tuesday, August 1.