July 11, 2023

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Register TODAY for the Annual Meeting!

Early bird registration and preferred room rate expire on Aug 14!

This year, the NYSTIA Annual Meeting (September 13-15) falls 5 weeks earlier than in 2022! Eighty-two members have already registered—now is the time to plan your participation. Register now and book your room!

Stay tuned for next week's newsletter, where we will be announcing the 2023 New York State Tourism Excellence Awards recipients. Keep your eyes peeled for this exciting announcement!

Join us in honoring this year's recipients: Register now and celebrate with your tourism industry colleagues during the ceremony and reception at the Strong National Museum of Play for games, great food, and fun!

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In This Newsletter:

NYSTIA Annual Meeting:

  • Register now - Early Bird Registration Ends Soon!
  • 2023 NYS Tourism Excellence Award Recipients to be Announced

NYSTIA Updates:

  • More Travel Shows Added to 2023 Schedule
  • Workforce Development Resources Shared
  • ITS2023: NYSTIA Co-Op Exhibitor Package Available

Member News:

  • More On the Canals Excursions Coming Soon!
  • Fort Ticonderoga Announces Creation of the Northern Department for 250th Commemoration
  • Join the Annual Ernie Bruno Summer Cruise with Skål Albany/Upstate!

Webinars & Events:

  • State of the American Traveler Survey Findings
  • Destinations International: Visitor Services Summit


  • AAA World: Integrated Co-Op
  • Adara: The Ultimate Destination Marketing Solution

NYSTIA's New Travel Booth Is On The Road! Shows & Events Added to 2023 Schedule

The new travel show booth was a HUGE hit at the 2023 NYS Tourism Conference in Oswego, and we have been invited to bring the booth to member events across the state! Do you have an event you'd like to feature the travel show booth at? Contact us and let us know!

We have also added two travel shows to our schedule in 2023. The Tourism Champions will be featured at all events, but additional participants are welcome to register a la carte.

  • Aug 3-4: Lucille Ball Comedy Festival
  • Early August: LEGOLAND NY: dates TBD
  • Aug 27: Springfield Senior Expo
  • Oct 1: EV/Sustainability Fair in Schenectady
  • Nov 11-12 Adirondack Sports & Northeast Ski Expo

Learn More & Sign Up!

Workforce Development Resources from 2023 NYS Tourism Conference

The workforce development panel was the highest-rated program at the 2023 NYS Tourism Conference, featuring presentations on seasonal hiring, recruitment, training, and employee retention. Panel presenter and chair of the NYSTIA Workforce Development Committee Jennifer Ackerson shares her Workforce Development White Paper and infographics, filled with tips and resources for the travel and tourism industry.

Access the Resources

ITS2023: NYS Marketplace and Co-Op Exhibitor Package Available

Alon Tourism Solutions and New York State Tourism Industry Association (NYSTIA) offer this unique opportunity to connect your business with the Travel Trade at the New York International Travel Show (ITS2023)! 

Learn More & Sign Up

Member News

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More On the Canals Excursions Coming Soon!

Coming soon to the Western, Central, and Mohawk Valley and Capital Region are multiple outdoor adventure programs brought to you by the On the Canals initiative! Learn more about the On the Canals Programs below:

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Fort Ticonderoga Announces the Creation of the Northern Department

Fort Ticonderoga has announced the creation of the 250th Northern Department, as part of its plans for the national 250th commemoration of the American War for Independence. This initiative will promote and market regional historic sites during the commemorative period from 2024-2027 and beyond through print and digital content and social media platforms.

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Join the Annual Ernie Bruno Summer Cruise with Skål Albany/Upstate

All aboard the Saint Sacrement on Lake George! This Skål lunchtime event on Wednesday, July 26th is a wonderful way to meet with old and new friends over lunch, and enjoy the summer at peak beauty! If you're not a Skål member and would like to attend, contact Greg Marshall.

RSVP by July 19th! Register now.

Upcoming Events

All Events

The State of the American Traveler Survey Findings - July 2023

July 12

Webinar | Destination Analysts | Learn more

Destinations International: Visitor Services Summit

July 18

Event | Destinations International | Learn more

Featured Co-Ops

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AAA World: Integrated Co-Op Advertising Programs

As one of America’s most trusted brands and with more than seven million Members, our Club can provide your brand with unique access to a diverse and educated Membership base with disposable income!

Issues Available: Sep/Oct, Nov/Dec, Jan/Feb, Mar/Apr, May/June

Learn More & Sign Up!

Adara: The Ultimate Destination Marketing Solution

Achieve your marketing objectives with the power of Adara's 2.1 billion digital identities sourced from over 270+ travel and entertainment data partnerships such as Marriott, Choice, Wyndham, Kayak, OpenTable, Ticketmaster, and more!

Learn More & Sign Up!

Job Postings

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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 |


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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