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Hitting the road? Four more Thruway rest stops are reopening this year

Hitting the road? Four more Thruway rest stops are reopening this year
Four rest stops on the New York State Thruway have reopened this year after extensive renovations, with more set to reopen later in 2024. The Oneida, Port Byron, Warners, and Guilderland rest areas are now ... more
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National Travel and Tourism Week highlights economic impact of travel industry

Tourism record set in 2018 for New York State
National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW) celebrated the vital contributions of the U.S. travel industry, emphasizing its role in driving economic growth and innovation with the theme #TravelForward. "Travel fuels every industry—our success is the ... more
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Livingston County marks national travel and tourism week

Livingston County marks national travel and tourism week
Livingston County is celebrating National Travel and Tourism Week from May 19-25 recognizing the critical role the travel industry plays in economic growth. The county has been enhancing its tourism efforts since partnering with Livingston ... more
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FLX WEEKLY: Karen Kühl talks “Hibercation” program in Cayuga County (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: Karen Kühl and “Hibercation” in Cayuga County (podcast)
Winter Blues got you down? Cayuga County is once again inviting residents and visitors to enj oy some guilt-free downtime while they escape the day-to-day pressures of work and home. In partnership with local businesses, ... more
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Auburn reports surge in visitors for eclipse

Auburn reports surge in visitors for eclipse
The city of Auburn experienced a significant influx of visitors for the total solar eclipse on April 8, with early estimates indicating that Falcon Park hosted around 1,300 attendees at its eclipse viewing party. According ... more
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New York celebrates record tourism during total solar eclipse

New York celebrates record tourism during total solar eclipse
Governor Kathy Hochul announced unprecedented tourist arrivals in New York state parks during the recent total solar eclipse. From April 6 to April 9, nearly one million visitors flocked to the parks, marking a 45% ... more
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REPORT: Cayuga County Tourism office faces uncertain future if hotel tax overhaul is approved

REPORT: Cayuga County Tourism office faces uncertain future if hotel tax overhaul is approved
The Cayuga County Office of Tourism could see a significant budget shortfall if a proposal to share hotel tax revenue with the City of Auburn goes through. Officials with the agency warn that a split ... more
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Finger Lakes Area Chamber hosts monthly business after hours mixer at Geneva BID

Finger Lakes Area Chamber hosts monthly business after hours mixer at Geneva BID
The Finger Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated a significant turnout at its Business After Hours Networking Mixer on Wednesday, March 13. Held at the Geneva Business Improvement District (BID) offices within the historic One ... more
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Livingston County launches spring travel guide

Livingston County launches spring travel guide
Livingston County Tourism announced the release of its 2024 Spring Travel Guide on March 27, promising an exciting season of exploration and discovery across the region. The 48-page guide details various spring activities, from festivals ... more
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Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance unveils ‘Explore Finger Lakes’ campaign

Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance unveils 'Explore Finger Lakes' campaign
The Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance, a cornerstone in promoting tourism since 1919, has launched a new branding initiative, "Explore Finger Lakes." This campaign, developed in collaboration with Crafting A Brand Co., a Mendon-based design firm, ... more
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Tour Cayuga unveils partnership with company featuring interactive 3D maps

Congratulations to the Harriet Tubman Events grant recipients
Tour Cayuga has teamed up with Wander Maps to introduce an innovative 3D interactive map aimed at tourists. This new digital tool is designed to showcase the unique attractions and local businesses of Cayuga County, ... more
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Harriet Tubman Events Grant returns for third year in Cayuga County

Harriet Tubman Events Grant returns for third year in Cayuga County
The Cayuga County Tourism Office recently announced the return of the Harriet Tubman Events Grant for its third year, inviting local businesses and organizations to create public events that celebrate the life and legacy of ... more
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Cayuga County debuts black-owned business directory for tourism

Cayuga County debuts black-owned business directory for tourism
The Cayuga County Office of Tourism has unveiled a new online directory dedicated to Black-owned businesses in the area, accessible through their website. This innovative resource aims to boost the visibility of local Black entrepreneurs, ... more
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Avelo Airlines adds nonstop flights from Rochester to Souch Carolina

Avelo Airlines adds nonstop flights from Rochester to Souch Carolina
Avelo Airlines announced the introduction of nonstop flights from Rochester to Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport in South Carolina, starting May 9. The service, operating on Thursdays and Sundays, utilizes Boeing’s Next-Generation 737 aircraft, with introductory fares ... more
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Introducing the Future of Hospitality Recruitment: A New Job Portal Launch

Introducing the Future of Hospitality Recruitment: A New Job Portal Launch
[New York, New York, 02.12.2024] OysterLink is proud to announce the official launch of its revolutionary new job portal. It will transform the hospitality industry by providing job seekers and employers with a cutting-edge platform ... more
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Will you need a REAL ID to fly in 2024?

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In 2024, U.S. travelers will not need a REAL ID for domestic flights, but the requirement is looming with a new deadline set for May 7, 2025. Here’s what travelers need to know about the ... more
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Boosting Local Tourism Websites

Boosting Local Tourism Websites
In today's fast-paced world, having a strong online presence is crucial for any business, and tourism is no exception. Tourists often turn to the internet to plan their trips, searching for the best places to ... more
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Would Chick-fil-A have to change its hours if proposed bill gets adopted?

Would Chick-fil-A have to change its hours if proposed bill gets adopted?
A proposed bill in the New York State Assembly is set to change the dynamics of rest area dining along the New York State Thruway, potentially impacting popular chains like Chick-fil-A. The bill seeks to ... more
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When should you travel between Christmas and New Years Eve?

When should you travel between Christmas and New Years Eve?
AAA forecasts an impressive 115.2 million Americans will travel over 50 miles from home during the 10-day year-end holiday period, marking a 2.2% increase from last year and the second highest figure since tracking began ... more
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