June 13, 2023

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NYSTIA Night at the Strong!

2023 NYS Tourism Excellence Awards Ceremony

Hosted at Strong National Museum of Play

Thursday, September 14, 2023

Judging of the 71 nominations for the 2023 New York State Tourism Excellence Awards has begun! 2023 Honorees will be notified in July and will be recognized during a special ceremony at the Strong National Museum of Play during the 2023 NYSTIA Annual Meeting hosted in Rochester on September 13-15!

After the ceremony, attendees are invited to join us for a reception and "NYSTIA Game Night" at the Museum! Enjoy delicious food and drinks, and let your competitive side loose in pursuit of a 'high score' as we celebrate the achievements of our peers at New York's newest 'transformational' destination!

“We’re thrilled to be able to welcome our tourism partners from across the State to a night of celebration and PLAY in our new 90,000 square foot expansion, set to open on the 30th."

- Sara Poe

Vice President, Marketing and Communications

The Strong National Museum of Plau

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In This Newsletter:

2023 NYSTIA Annual Meeting & Tourism Excellence Awards

  • Awards Ceremony to be Held at Strong National Museum of Play

NYSTIA Updates:

  • Submit a RFP for NYSTIA Events

Member News:

  • National Comedy Center Becomes Home for Joan Rivers' Comedy Archive
  • Erie Canal Learning Hub Launched

Webinars & Events:

  • State of the American Traveler Survey Findings


  • ROVA: The Magazine for Epic Road Trips
  • AARP: Content Marketing, Lead Generation

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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National Comedy Center Becomes Home to Joan Rivers' Comedy Archive

On the 90th birthday of the late comedy icon Joan Rivers, her daughter Melissa Rivers announced that the National Comedy Center, the United States’ official cultural institution dedicated to the art form of comedy, will become the home of Joan Rivers’ career archive including a file cabinet containing over 65,000 original jokes spanning from the start of her career in the 1950s to 2014 when she passed away. 

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Erie Canal Learning Hub Launched

The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor and the New York State Canal Corporation are pleased to announce the launch of a new educational initiative, the Erie Canal Learning Hub. The Hub provides free curriculum resources, field trips, virtual 3D tours, and other online tools for teachers and students who are learning about the Erie Canal. 

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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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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!

Learn more & Sign Up!

AARP: Content Marketing, Lead Generation

There is still time to sign up for the 2023 October AARP New England Region travel issue (CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, VT) to reach the fall and winter travel market! Benefit features include:

  • Targeting age 50-59 "active & adventurous" audience
  • Receive matching space for advertorial content
  • Receive reader service lead generation, which is expected to deliver thousands of valuable customer contacts!

Learn more & Sign Up! - Materials are due June 30!

Job Postings

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No new job postings have been submitted this week, but be sure to check out the NYSTIA careers board for current openings!


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

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