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Brotherhood WineryThe Hudson Valley offers scenic vistas and unique venues for couples tying the knot

Orange County, N.Y. (February 5, 2018) – Love is in the air and finding the perfect place to say, “I do,” has never been easier in the Hudson Valley. From upscale barns and charming B&Bs to historic wineries, picturesque riverboats, and scenic open-air locations, Orange County, N.Y. provides endless inspiration for couples planning a wedding.

Maple Weekends 2018The 2018 Maple Weekends brochure listing 17 sugarmakers, four pancake breakfast sites, the American Maple Museum and the Fourth Annual Maple Sap Run and Walk in Jefferson, Lewis, Oneida and Oswego counties is now available. Send a self-addressed, stamped, letter-size envelope to Steve Rogers, Bear Creek Farm, PO Box 853, Pierrepont Manor, NY 13674 to receive a free brochure.

Cooperstown - Otsego County logoCooperstown, N.Y. – A new year has brought an entirely new team to Otsego County’s Destination Marketing Corporation (DMCOC). The organization’s mission is to actively promote and market Otsego County for the purpose of encouraging overnight visitation, thus contributing to the economic impact of tourism in our community through the generation of occupancy tax revenues. This is accomplished by creating overnight stays – “heads in beds” – by marketing outside the area, to potential visitors within at least a three-to-four hour drive from Otsego County.

Excelsior PR logoGovernor Announces Free Snowmobile Weekend February 2 - 5; Registration Fee Waived for Out-of-State Snowmobilers for Promotional Weekend

Snowmobile Gates and Trails Open in Adirondacks, Tug Hill, North Country and Across New York State 

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced more than $5 million for snowmobile trail maintenance and grooming across New York State and designated the weekend of February 2nd - 5th as free snowmobiling weekend for all out-of-state and Canadian snowmobilers. Registration fees will be waived for properly registered and insured out-of-state snowmobiling enthusiasts wishing to explore New York's 10,400 miles of snowmobile trails.

Destiny USA logoGroup tour motor coach registration climbs 46% over 2016’s results

Syracuse, NY - Destiny USA, New York State’s largest shopping, dining and entertainment destination visited by 26 million guests annually, ended the year with large gains once again in group travel visitation with a 46% increase in motor coach arrivals over the prior year, the largest increase ever for the destination. The buses were fuller than ever, as well, with an increase of 60% in ridership over 2016’s final results. International guests visited in droves from 29 countries with an influx of domestic travelers from all 50 states.

Welcome Danny Liedka

Nov 14, 2017

Syracuse - Do Your ThingAfter nation-wide search, Visit Syracuse, Inc. announces new president & CEO

Syracuse, NY (Nov. 10, 2017) - Onondaga County’s official tourism promotion agency is excited to welcome Danny Liedka to the Visit Syracuse family! Liedka recently accepted an offer to join the team as president & CEO.

NYSTIA - Andrew NixonWatkins Glen, NY – Andrew Nixon, Executive Director of the Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau, was recognized for his excellence in service as Treasurer of the New York State Tourism Industry Association (NYSTIA), during its annual business meeting held October 26 and 27 in Watkins Glen, NY.

Mr. Nixon has served as Treasurer since 2014, when NYSTIA was formed by the merger of the New York State Travel & Vacation Association and the Tourism Promotion Agencies Council of New York State. His term as Treasurer comes to a close as of the end of this year, but Mr. Nixon will remain on the volunteer board as a director.

Syracuse MarriottManaged by Crescent Hotels & Resorts, restored 1924 landmark earns prestigious rating
within its first full year of operation

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Nov. 1, 2017 – Just over a year since its highly anticipated opening, Marriott Syracuse Downtown has earned AAA’s prestigious Four Diamond rating. The distinction is shared by less than six percent of the nearly 28,000 AAA-approved properties nationwide. Managed by Crescent Hotels & Resorts, the luxury iconic hotel debuted in downtown Syracuse last year on Aug. 19, 2016, following a meticulous multiyear $76 million restoration of the landmark 1924 building, once home to Hotel Syracuse.