June 6, 2023

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Christopher L. Thompson, President & CEO of Brand USA to Speak at the 2023 NYSTIA Annual Meeting

Christopher L. Thompson, President & Chief Executive Officer of Brand USA will be providing the Friday morning keynote at the 2023 NYSTIA Annual Meeting & Tourism Excellence Awards, hosted at the Hyatt Regency Rochester on September 13-15. Chris will be speaking on the return of international travel to the United States and the vast opportunities for New York State

Brand USA is the nation's public-private partnership dedicated to increasing international visitation to the United States through marketing and promotional efforts. As the President & Chief Executive Officer, Chris is responsible for accelerating the organization’s efforts to build and execute effective marketing strategies to increase U.S. travel exports, create jobs, strengthen the economy, and help enhance the image of the United States with people all over the world. Read Chris' Full Bio.

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In This Newsletter:

2023 NYSTIA Annual Meeting & Tourism Excellence Awards

  • Christopher Thompson, Brand USA, to Keynote on Friday morning

NYSTIA Updates

  • Submit a Workshop Proposal
  • Submit a RFP for NYSTIA Events

Member News:

  • Field Guide Available for America's 250th Commemoration
  • Governor Hochul Announces $1.8 Million in Grants Awarded to State Parks, Historic Sites...
  • Share Your DEAI Case Study
  • Destinations International Newsbrief: Sustainable Tech in Tourism

Webinars & Events:

  • State of the American Traveler Survey Findings


  • RoadRUNNER: Touring NYS on Two Wheels
  • ROVA: The Magazine for Epic Road Trips

New Job Postings

  • Digital Marketing Manager with Social Media Concentration, Corporate Communications,
  • Environmental Specialist 1, NYS DEC
  • Two Open Positions at the Wild Center

Share Your Expertise: Submit a NYSTIA Workshop Proposal!

Share successes and ideas with your peers by submitting a workshop proposal for the upcoming Wednesday Workshops series starting on September 20, 2023. All members are welcome to submit by Friday, June 23!

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Showcase Your Destination: Host a NYSTIA Event!

NYSTIA is issuing a RFP for the 2024, 2025 & 2026 Annual Meeting of the New York State Tourism Industry Association (NYSTIA) and the 2025 and 2026 New York State Tourism Conference. The RFP linked belowkmj includes details for your review. All members are welcome to submit by Friday, June 23!

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Member News

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Field Guide Available: New York State 250th Commemoration

The Association of Public Historians of New York State (APHNYS) has partnered with the Office of State History at the New York State Museum to produce the New York State 250th Commemoration Field Guide which provides suggested commemorative themes, ideas, and information to help planners at the local and regional level in all parts of the state.

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Governor Hochul Announces $1.8 Million in Grants Awarded to State Parks, Trails, Historic Sites, and Public Lands Partner Organizations

Governor Kathy Hochul has announced $1.8 million in grants to support 28 not-for-profit organizations involved with stewardship of state parks, trails, historic sites, and public lands, the highest amount awarded in the Park and Trail Partnership Grants program history.

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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 DEAI project/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!

Destinations International Newsbrief - Sustainable Tech in Tourism

NYSTIA summarized the Destinations International article on best practices in sustainability tech to aid you in your sustainability endeavors.

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Upcoming Events

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The State of the American Traveler Survey Findings - June 2023

June 14

Webinar | Destination Analysts | Learn more

Featured Co-Ops

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RoadRUNNER: Touring NYS on Two Wheels!

RoadRUNNER Motorcycle Touring & Travel Magazine is the go-to for affluent riders seeking new destinations. Our Spring and Fall Travel Destination Guides help readers decide where to go next. 

There are still multiple issues that you can get involved in for the second half of 2023. NYSTIA members are offered many opportunities to showcase your destination!

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ROVA: The Magazine for Epic Road Trips

Reserve your space before June 16 to be a part of the 'I LOVE NY'-branded August/September 'Brewery + Fishing' Section! All participants receive multimedia exposure on www.rovamag.com and those with a ¼ page or larger can submit a blog to match any of the NYSTIA section themes!

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Job Postings

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Digital Marketing Manager with Social Media Concentration, Corporate Communications

This team member will be responsible for supporting various clients’ social media needs, including advanced planning & creation of engaging and attractive social media graphics, assisting with video content creation...

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Environmental Program Specialist 1, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

The EPS1 is an essential member of the outdoor recreation team, working with the Director of Outdoor Recreation and staff across the Department to coordinate and develop activities involving outdoor recreation.

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Two Positions at the Wild Center:

Full Time AmeriCorps Member: The Wild Center (TWC) is seeking highly motivated AmeriCorps members for a 1700-hour (12-month) term at a natural history museum in the heart of New York State’s Adirondack region. Learn More

Jeanne Hutchins Youth Climate Coordinator: The Youth Climate Program works to embody the following values through all programming, resources and interactions: youth-driven, place-based, action-oriented, solutions-focused, hopeful and equitable. Learn More


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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