New, user-friendly design provides a wealth of information about the arts
White Plains, N.Y. - After a full year of development, ArtsWestchester is proud to announce the launch of its new website, http://www.artswestchester.org/, accessible on all mobile devices beginning January 13, 2014. Designed to be even more user-friendly than its previous version, the new site is easier to navigate, offers more information about the arts in Westchester County and resizes itself on various mobile platforms.
“Thanks to the support of Westchester County government, the new site exceeds the promise of its tagline ‘The Comprehensive Guide to the Arts in Westchester,’” says ArtsWestchester CEO Janet Langsam. Read more »
Seminar features top industry experts
Corning, N.Y. -The Corning Museum of Glass will offer a half-day seminar, Welcoming Chinese Visitors: Strategies for Success, on Tuesday, December 10, from 8:30 am to 12:30 p.m.
This is an important topic to The Corning Museum of Glass. In 2012, the Museum welcomed more than 130,000 visitors from Chinese tour groups, more than a quarter of the Museum’s annual visitation. The Museum offers demonstrations and tour maps translated into Mandarin, and a number of other amenities for Chinese tourists.
The seminar is designed to give attractions, hotels and other businesses that service tourists an overview of the Chinese market and a look at best practices for servicing this market. Read more »
Glens Falls, N.Y. - Culminating with the success of the summer’s Georgia O’Keeffe exhibition, Modern Nature: Georgia O’Keeffe and Lake George, The Hyde Collection is pleased to report a twelve month regional impact of 2.3 million dollars, calculated from September 1, 2012 through September 31, 2013.
In 2000, RKG Associates was retained by The Hyde Collection to assist in developing an estimate of its impact on Warren County’s economy. This model was updated by staff in 2013. Economic indicators include direct impacts, such as direct employment and wages of the staff and purchases of goods and services pertaining to the operation of the Museum’s business, as well as the impact of commensurate levels of employment (direct and indirect) which the purchases from Warren County vendors support. Read more »
Hunter, N.Y. - Campground Owners of New York (CONY), a trade association for privately owned campgrounds, honored three member campgrounds with marketing awards at the association’s awards banquet held during its 50th Annual Exposition for the Outdoor Hospitality Industry, at the Kaatskill Mountain Resort, Hunter, New York, November 2, 2013.
Awards were announced for the following categories: Website design; simple brochure, and mailer piece. An independent panel reviewed all submissions and picked the winners for each category.
According to Suzanne Bixby, CONY’s marketing and communications director, there is a lot of quality work being done by campground operators to promote their businesses.
Bixby remarked, “We see many of the marketing pieces our members produce when they submit them for distribution at RV shows or for our direct mail fulfillment program. We also visit their websites at least once a year to verify our links to them. So, over the years we’ve noticed that CONY members are really making their parks stand out in a crowded field of brochures and websites. We like to honor them for those efforts.” Read more »
During World Travel Market 2013, NYC & Company Spotlights the Bronx areas of Arthur Avenue and Fordham Road to its Number One Overseas Visitor Market
London, U.K. - NYC & Company, New York City’s official marketing, tourism and partnership organization, traveled this week to the world’s leading travel trade show, World Travel Market, to promote travel throughout the neighborhoods of the City’s five boroughs. Today, as part of its ongoing Neighborhood x Neighborhood effort, NYC & Company is spotlighting two of the Bronx’s most vibrant areas-Arthur Avenue and Fordham Road-as the next installments of this borough-wide initiative. The United Kingdom, one of the City’s most intrepid markets, remains the City’s number one source of overseas travelers; last year NYC welcomed 1,033,000 visitors from the UK. For more information about Arthur Avenue and Fordham Road, please visit nycgo.com/neighborhoods. Read more »
Wayne County, N.Y. - Wayne County Office of Tourism invites you to share in our “Holiday Traditions” guide. We have teamed up with local tree growers, specialty shops, restaurants, museums and wineries to create the 2013 Wayne County Holiday Guide - everything you need to make your holidays a success.
Need the perfect tree? Need a special gift? Want to plan a romantic evening? Answers can be found in this year’s Holiday guide. The guide features five tree growers: Urtz’s Evergreens and Franke’s Nursery in Marion; Keymel’s Christmas Trees in Walworth, The Apple Shed in Newark and Alexander’s Christmas Tree Farm in Ontario. No matter where you live there’s a Tree Farm near you.
For your holiday shopping plan a visit to Artisan’s Loft in Pultneyville, The Emporium Village in Ontario, Heluva Good Country Cheese Store in Sodus, Kitchen’s Country Market in North Rose, Lukacs Pottery Studio in Sodus Point and Mackenzie’s in Palmyra. You can plan a stop for lunch or dinner at The Franklin House Tavern in Sodus Point or Orbaker’s Drive-In in Williamson. Read more »
Niagara County, N.Y. - The 2014 event schedule for the Niagara Wine Trail, USA is now posted on the trail’s website. Tickets for the 2014 events will be on sale in the coming month.
The latest change the trail has made for next year is to the very popular April “Taste of the Trail” wine and food pairing event, which is now two weekends. “We want to give our customers the opportunity to experience all of our 19 member wineries,” says trail Coordinator, Elizabeth Maute. “Based on the feedback we get from surveys taken after each event, many participants only have time to make it to about half of the wineries they want to during an event weekend. Our Holiday Happening event is two weekends, and is successful, so we wanted to try something similar with the April event this year. Our trail is growing, and so are our events!” Read more »