Destiny USA is thrilled to offer a comfortable place for tour bus drivers to take a break after a long drive.
Syracuse, N.Y. -Destiny USA has announced the debut of a new bus drivers’ lounge that opened on the facility’s first level to accommodate and attract the drivers of the motor coaches carrying increasing numbers of group tours visiting the destination.
Destiny USA hosted more than 140 registered bus tours last year and registered tour bus visitation has grown by 77% from January to April 2013 compared to the same period in 2012. Representatives of Destiny USA have already attended more than 14 travel trade shows in 2013 and will continue traveling the world to promote Syracuse as a destination for group tours. The creation of a great, new environment for bus drivers to relax in while bringing guests to the area will only enhance these efforts. Read more »
Winning entries to be featured in 2014 calendar
Waterford, N.Y. - Entries for the 8th annual Erie Canalway Photo Contest are being accepted now through September 6, 2013 . Winning photos will be displayed in the 2014 Erie Canalway calendar.
Keep your camera clicking all summer long. Amateur and professional photographers are invited to submit prints and digital images in four contest categories: Bridges, Buildings and Locks; For the Fun of It; On the Water; and the Nature of the Canal.
The contest captures and shares the beauty, history, people, and distinctive character of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, which is comprised of the Erie, Oswego, Cayuga/Seneca, and Champlain Canals, and their historic alignments, and surrounding communities. Read more »
Cayuga Tourism to hold Workshop in Recognition of Importance of LGBT Visitors
Cayuga County, N.Y. - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month (LGBT Pride Month) is celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan. The Stonewall riots were a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States and in many cities across the nation events are help throughout the month of June to commemorate this turning point in the history of gay rights. Celebrations include pride parades, picnics, parties, workshops, symposia and concerts, and attract millions of participants around the world. Memorials are held during this month for those members of the community who have been lost to hate crimes or HIV/AIDS. The purpose of the commemorative month is to recognize the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had locally, nationally, and internationally.
In recognition of Pride Month, the Cayuga County Office of Tourism will host an LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Outreach Service Training on June 5th from 9-11 a.m. at the Stardust Foundation, 2 State Street, downtown Auburn. Read more »
Westfield, N.Y. - The Concord Grape Belt Heritage Association, Inc. announces the Memorial Day Weekend opening of an information center, retail outlet, and tasting room at the Grape Discovery Center on Route 20, just west of the Village of Westfield in Chautauqua County, NY. Situated in the heart of the Concord Grape Belt, the Grape Discovery Center is the cornerstone project for the Concord Grape Belt Heritage Association. It is intended to draw travelers off interstate 90 to stop and smell the grapes in season, taste local agricultural products, and learn about attractions in this area that supports 30,000 acres of grapes between Silver Creek, NY and Harborcreek, PA. In a final phase, expected to be completed by fall, an exhibit area will teach people about the history and production process of grapes for juice, wine, jelly, and new products like grape seed oil. Read more »
Cayuga County, N.Y. - The Cayuga County Office of Tourism will be hosting LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Outreach Service Training on June 5th from 9-11 a.m. at the Stardust Foundation, 2 State Street, downtown Auburn. This two-hour webinar will be conducted by Community Marketing, Inc. a San Francisco-based LGBT owned/operated company with 20+ years of consumer research, strategic consulting, market planning, communications, and training services. Learn about market data, best practices, trends, and custom marketing to the LGBT communities. Read more »
Niagara Falls, N.Y. - The Empire State Development Division of Tourism, which administers the I LOVE NY program, was a co-recipient along with Ski Areas of New York, Inc. (SANY) and the Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) of the 2013 Tourism Excellence Award for Tourism Promotion at the 7th Annual I LOVE NEW YORK Empire State Tourism Conference held at the Conference & Events Center in Niagara Falls on May 2nd. The co-recipients were selected by an independent judging panel of the New York State Travel & Vacation Association (NYSTVA, conference co-host), in recognition of their collaborative “NYS 10-10-10″ program to promote skiing in New York State. The announcement was made during the awards dinner segment of the conference. Read more »
Gloversville, N.Y. - The Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce has announced that tickets are on sale for its 19th annual fundraiser to help their work in promoting the Fulton County region to visitors. The $10,000 “Bet on Fulton County Raffle” drawing will be held on Friday, August 9, 2013, from 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Johnstown-Gloversville, 308 N. Comrie Avenue, Johnstown, NY. Read more »