July 25, 2023

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Explore the Roots of Rochester!

Wednesday, September 13th

Join us for a special Rochester Sips and Sights FAM Tour on Wednesday, September 13th!

Visit Rochester and NYSTIA invite you to join your tourism colleagues and visit the attractions that highlight the unique history, architecture, cuisine and culture of Rochester. Along the way, there will be tastings from iconic local breweries, wineries and distilleries and light, locally inspired fare, museum tours and more!

Starting at the Genesee Brew House, an American icon and Rochester staple for 125 years, you'll enjoy light fare, drinks, and the sight of a 96-foot waterfall: one of the largest urban waterfalls in the country! We will then visit the historic George Eastman Museum, the oldest photography museum in the world celebrating the life of George Eastman, founder of Eastman Kodak, and his impact on the Rochester Community. We will conclude our tour at Black Button Distilling, the first small-batch distillery to open in Rochester since prohibition, for light fare, beer, wine, and distilled spirits from Black Button, Rohrbach Brewing, and Casa Larga Winery.

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In This Newsletter:

2023 NYSTIA Annual Meeting FAM Tour:

  • Join us Wednesday, September 13th!

NYSTIA Updates:

  • Call for Nominations for 2023 Board of Directors Elections
  • Share your DEAI Case study!

Member News:

  • Governor Hochul Announces Winners of the 2023 NYS Wine Classic
  • Governor Hochul Announces Start of I LOVE NY Summer of Hip Hop

Webinars & Events:

  • August 9: State of the American Traveler Survey Findings - August 2023


  • The Travel Guide Group 'NYS Virtual Consumer Travel Show'
  • Spearfish: Digital Repeat Visitor Program

NYSTIA Board of Directors: Call for Nominations for 2023 Elections

NYSTIA's Nominating Committee is seeking individuals interested in serving on the New York State Tourism Industry Association's Board of Directors. Put your expertise, enthusiasm and experience to work for the advancement New York State's tourism industry!

Nominate by August 25!

Share your DEAI Case Study

The DEI Committee want to hear your DEI or DEAI story! Take a few minutes to share your experiences embarking on a DEAIproject/program so other members can learn from you. Maybe your work will be highlighted at a future event or webinar! Share Your Case Study

You can also read the case studies of fellow NYSTIA colleagues on the DEAI Resource page

Member News

All News

Governor Hochul Announces Winners of the 2023 New York State Wine Classic

Governor Kathy Hochul announced the winners of the 37th Annual New York Wine Classic, a nationally recognized competition highlighting the best of New York's wine industry. The competition's 2023 Governor's Cup was presented to Paumanok Vineyards 2019 Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc from Long Island. In addition, Paumanok Vineyards was also honored with the Winery of the Year award.

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Governor Hochul Announces Start of I LOVE NY Summer of Hip Hop

Governor Kathy Hochul announced the start of the I LOVE NY Summer of Hip Hop, a statewide commemoration of the genre's 50th anniversary on August 11, 2023. Hosted in partnership with renowned cultural organizations including Lincoln Center and The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, the I LOVE NY Summer of Hip Hop will feature a line-up of concerts, exhibitions, performances, and other family-friendly programming across the State.

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Upcoming Events

All Events

State of the American Traveler Survey Findings - August 2023

August 9

Webinar | Destination Analysts | Learn more

Featured Co-Ops

All Co-Ops

The Travel Guide Group 'NYS Virtual Consumer Travel Show'

Increase Visitors, Revenue & Economic Impact via Traveler Engagement & Lead Generation with the Travel Guide Group'NYS Virtual Consumer Travel Show'!

Lock in low $1.35 per lead rate* and added-value benefits for a 3 to 12-month 2023 period, and 200 to 2,000 leads per month. NYSTIA members save up to 73% off!

Learn More & Sign Up!

Spearfish: Digital Repeat Visitor Program

Whether it be in-state, interstate, Canada, or overseas, Spearfish has already reached your target market for you! Spearfish reaches tourism consumers from throughout the US and 12 foreign countries. 

Your campaign will focus on your most important source markets to your region with an affordable prior visitation/repeat visitation strategy.


Learn more & Sign Up!

Job Postings

All Jobs

No new job postings have been submitted this week, but be sure to view the open positions on our NYS Tourism Careers Page.

Take the 2023 Tourism Advocacy Survey | Share your DEAI Case Study

FRP to Host a NYSTIA Event | Submit a Workshop Proposal

NYITS Exhibitor Package Available | 2023 Travel Show Schedule


Advancing economic growth, community revitalization, small business success, job creation, quality of life and pride of place by realizing the potential of New York State's tourism industry and facilitating the success of NYSTIA members.

For more information about NYSTIA membership, events, advocacy, Co-Ops, and other services visit: www.nystia.org

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