November 28, 2023

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Brendan Woodruff to Speak at 2024 NYS Tourism Conference

Brendan Woodruff, Director of Sustainability at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), will speak on the on the State of New York’s climate and sustainability policies and programs, and moderate the sustainability panel at the 2024 NYS Tourism Conference, held in Niagara Falls, NY on April 17-19.

Gain insights into how to make your destinations, facilities and operations more sustainable, receive an overview of New York State's climate and sustainability goals, and learn simple steps that you can take now along with more long-term projects that will provide value to your brand and operating bottom line!

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In This Newsletter:

2024 NYS Tourism Conference:

  • Speaker Announcement: Brendan Woodruff, NYSDEC


  • Member Meeting & Virtual Holiday Party
  • 2024 NYSTIA Annual Meeting to be Hosted in Saratoga Springs, NY
  • Nominate for the NYS Tourism Excellence Awards

Member News:

  • Free 2024 Erie Canalway Calendar Available December 2023


  • The State of the American Traveler Survey Findings - December 2023

Featured Co-Ops:

  • New Total Solar Eclipse Program!
  • Travel Guide Group: 24/7/365 Virtual Travel Show
  • Times Union Media Group's BOGO Year-End Closeout Sale

Job Postings:

  • I-Team Director, Bloomberg Center for Public Innovation

NYSTIA News: Mark Your Calendars!

2023 NYSTIA Member Meeting & Virtual Holiday Party

The annual NYSTIA Member Meeting & Virtual Holiday party is right around the corner! Grab your favorite NYS libation, festive garb, and mark your calendar for an evening of NYSTIA holiday cheer!

Wednesday, December 20, 3-5 PM

Details coming soon!

2024 NYSTIA Annual Meeting and New York State Tourism Excellence Awards to be Hosted in Saratoga Springs, NY

We are excited to announce that the 2024 NYSTIA Annual Meeting and NYS Tourism Excellence Awards Ceremony will be hosted in the beautiful and historic Saratoga Springs, New York on September 11-13 at the Holiday Inn Saratoga Springs.

Nominate a Deserving Colleague for a NYS Tourism Excellence Award

Nominating is a once-a-year opportunity to recognize the amazing work you and your colleagues do every day to advance New York State tourism. Nominate your own organization, a leader, a partner in your county, or a colleague deserving of recognition. Let us know what you and your team have been up to, or let someone know how much you appreciate their hard work!

Nominate Now

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Free 2024 Erie Canalway Calendar Available December 2023

The public is invited to pick up a free 2024 Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor calendar starting December 1, 2023 at selected libraries and visitor centers throughout the National Heritage Corridor. The calendar features winning images from this year’s Erie Canalway photo contest. 

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Upcoming Events

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State of the American Traveler Survey Findings - December 2023

December 13

Webinar | Future Partners | Learn more

Featured Co-Ops:

All Co-Ops New Total Solar Eclipse Program! (DUNY), the premier travel website for Upstate New York has an exciting program surrounding the Total Solar Eclipse for April 8, 2024 starting now to increase tourism for your destination, attraction, hotel, events and more. Reach 80,000 - 200,000 monthly viewers with this all digital compelling program offering extra high visibility through ad placement, added value and content. Consider how you can benefit and engage more visitors by participating and email Madelyn Roberts or by phone at 516-662-9555 for more information.


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Travel Guide Group NYS 24/7/365 Virtual Consumer Travel Show

The NYSTIA Co-Op Program for 2024 is starting at $900! Join 25+ NYS Destinations and Increase visitors, revenue & and economic impact via traveler engagement, and lead generation.

NYSTIA Preferred Rates and Value Ads: Participate for as low as $300 per month!


Learn more & Sign Up!

Times Union Media Group's BOGO Year-End Closeout Sale

Now through December 31, 2023, we invite NYSTIA members to take advantage of a special print promotional offer. For the remainder of the year, purchase 1 (one) print ad to run the in the Times Union and receive 1 (one) free print ad of equal or lesser value.*

The Times Union provides news and information to communities across the Capital Region and beyond, delivering unmatched reach and representing the #1 print portfolio in the region!

Learn more & Sign Up!

Job Postings

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I-Team Director,

Bloomberg Center for Public Innovation

The Bloomberg Center for Public Innovation at Johns Hopkins University (the Center) seeks a Director to lead a new Buffalo Innovation Team (“i-team”). The Director is charged with leading an i-team focused on building prosperous futures through climate action and advancing racial wealth equity...

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

Take the New DEAI Survey | 2024 Tourism Champions Agreement |

Submit a Workshop Proposal | 2023 Travel Show Schedule


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