destinations-of-new-york.JPGPoughkeepsie, N.Y. - On April 5, Dutchess County Tourism and Ulster County Tourism join Destinations of New York to offer a tourism marketing seminar at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel. The seminar is Tuesday, April 5 from 1- 5:00pm on the topic Tourism Marketing Tools, Tips and Insider Tricks. The speaker is Doug Motel, founder of Site Optimized http://www.siteoptimized.com/  Doug Motel has been steeped in the world of online marketing for more than 12 years.  He has marketed, designed and produced websites from mom & pop businesses to large corporations like ABC-TV and Comedy Central. Doug's efforts in search engine optimization and social media have helped his clients get into the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, on The View with Barbara Walters, and on Oprah.  His presentation style is fun, patient and easy to understand. From creating a website that suits your business needs and draws customers, to sharing experiences as a successful business person, the seminar cover a variety of topics that are useful to any business owner. The seminar sponsored by  Dutchess County Tourism http://www.dutchesstourism.com/, Ulster County Tourism http://www.ulstertourism.info/, Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation http://www.cenhud.com/,  Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area http://www.hudsonrivervalley.com/, and Millbrook Vineyards & Winery http://www.millbrookwine.com/. Advanced registration is required by March 30. A one day pass for either Tuesday or Wednesday is $40, or a combination ticket is $75 to attend both days. On Wednesday, April 6, there is also a group travel show and seminars for the group tour market at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel. From creating a website that suits your business needs and draws customers, to sharing experiences as a successful business woman, the seminars cover a variety of topics that are useful to any business owner. Topics addressed are Building Vendor-Operator Relationships and Attracting the Motorcoach Tour Operators Attention. Speakers include Blair Soucy, president and owner of Getaway Tours, Inc. Peter J. Pantuso, president and CEO of American Bus Association and Maria Burridge, general manager, Know How Tours and owner, TransLogic. VISA or MASTERCARD are accepted. Make checks payable to: Destinations of New York State. Mail payment with registration to: Destinations of New York State, P.O. Box 10, Saugerties, NY 12477. For more information, call (845) 246-8733 or e-mail Destinations of New York State at info@donys.com

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Dutchess County Tourism in Poughkeepsie is a division of the Dutchess County Economic Development Corporation and is funded by the county of Dutchess. Contact: Nancy Lutz 845-463-5446