Rose Hapanowich will lead tourism efforts at Destiny USA
Destiny USA will be represented at more than 40 shows in 2014
Syracuse, NY - Destiny USA announced today new tourism marketing initiatives, including a new branch of their marketing department dedicated to tourism.
Rose Hapanowich, of Destiny USA, will lead the charge as the Director of Travel and Tourism. Hapanowich gained extensive retail background from department store and outlet venues prior to joining Carousel Center (now Destiny USA) as Assistant Marketing Director. She was named Marketing Director in October of 1996 and will now lead the brand’s efforts outside the region as Director of Travel and Tourism.
The regional shopping, dining and entertainment destination is rapidly gaining exposure by actively marketing and collaborating with the Syracuse Convention & Visitors Center, I Love NY, Destinations of New York State, the Shop America Alliance, and more, to national and international markets with the goal of drawing travelers into Syracuse as a new stopover on existing itineraries and a destination in its own right. Read more »
Official Guide to County’s Attractions
Cayuga County, Finger Lakes, N.Y. - The 2014 Official Visitor’s Guide to Cayuga County is now available at the Cayuga County Office of Tourism, 131 Genesee Street, Auburn. This comprehensive guide offers year round information for visitors on things to do, places to stay, annual events and visitor services.
The Guide focuses on what visitors like most about Cayuga County - lakes, scenery, wineries and charming villages as well as activities such as dining and shopping. Looking for a list of golf courses? Day spas? Hiking trails? You’ll find information on all of these plus much, much more in the 2014 Official Visitors Guide to Cayuga County. Read more »
Known as Little Sri Lanka, Tompkinsville Offers Visitors a Unique Cultural, Dining and Outdoor Experience
New York, N.Y. - NYC & Company, New York City’s official marketing, tourism and partnership organization, today announced Tompkinsville as the next destination to be featured in Neighborhood x Neighborhood. Known as Little Sri Lanka, Tompkinsville offers visitors and residents the opportunity to taste the flavors of southern Asia, enjoy the neighborhood’s parks and partake in diverse cultural events and activities, all without ever leaving New York City. Accessible by ferry and the Staten Island Railway, Tompkinsville is ideal for a day trip for New Yorkers and visitors looking to explore the serene tree-lined streets of one of the City’s most welcoming communities. For “Must-See Tompkinsville” highlights and more, visit nycgo.com/neighborhoods. Read more »
Report shows visitor spending supports twenty three jobs in local economy.
Seneca Falls, N.Y. - A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 29,585 visitors to Women’s Rights National Historical Park in 2012 spent $1.9 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 23 jobs in the local area.
”Women’s Rights National Historical Park is proud to welcome visitors from across the country and around the world,” said superintendent Ami Ghazala. “We are delighted to share the story of this place and the experiences it provides and to use the park as a way to introduce our visitors to this part of the country and all that it offers. National park tourism is a significant driver in the national economy - returning $10 for every $1 invested in the National Park Service - and it’s a big factor in our local economy as well. We appreciate the partnership and support of our neighbors and are glad to be able to give back by helping to sustain local communities.” Read more »
Good Sam RV Travel Guide & Campground Directory puts park in top 1% of campgrounds nationwide
Dewittville, N.Y. - Bill and Anita Perry, owners of Chautauqua Lake KOA, a 246-site, full service campground located in Dewittville, New York, are proud to report that they have received a perfect rating for their campground in the 2014 Good Sam RV Travel Guide & Campground Directory. Their rating of 10/10*/10, for facilities, bathrooms and recreation is the highest rating that can be achieved for their campground management and operations in the Good Sam system. Read more »
Kingston, N.Y. - Are you interested in history? Do you like helping others? Do you enjoy learning new things? Join us at Senate House State Historic Site at 2 pm on Sunday March 23, 2014 for our Volunteer Workshop. This is a great way to meet other people and share your interests. Many volunteer opportunities exist including leading tours of Senate House, providing visitor services, assisting with special events, gardening, assisting with educational programs, and more.
Senate House is one of New York’s outstanding historic sites. The former home of Abraham Van Gaasbeek was the first meeting place of the New York State Senate in 1777. Read more »
Lake Placid, Adirondacks USA - The Lake Placid CVB/Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) has been granted renewal of its accreditation through the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP).
The DMAP is administered by Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI), the world’s largest and most reliable resource for official Destination Marketing Organizations.
The accreditation process is a lengthy one that requires a destination marketing organization (DMO) to prove that it meets 54 mandatory industry standards and best practices, ranging from domain names to marketing plans to procedures for group sales. It can also meet 33 voluntary standards. Read more »