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New proposed rules for airline cancellations: They could owe you money if your flight gets cancelled!

New proposed rules for airline cancellations: They could owe you money if your flight gets cancelled!
As the summer travel season approaches, the Biden administration unveiled a new plan on Monday to hold airlines accountable for flight cancellations and delays. Under the proposal, airlines will be required to compensate passengers for ... more
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United States, Canada border to reopen as pandemic measures end

United States, Canada border to reopen as pandemic measures end
The US-Canada land border, which closed in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will finally lift the last remaining pandemic-related restriction next week. A vaccine requirement for Canadian travelers will be removed, allowing increased ... more
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Cayuga County Tourism office becomes first to achieve certification through CBTU program

Cayuga County Tourism office becomes first to achieve certification through CBTU program
Cayuga County Office of Tourism has become the first organization to achieve certification through Travel Unity’s Certified By Travel Unity (CBTU) program. CBTU is the travel and tourism industry’s only certification program that validates visitor-facing ... more
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FAA concerned about summer flights with travel, staff shortages

American Airlines introduces direct flight from Rochester to Miami
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has warned of potential disruptions to summer travel due to a shortage of air traffic controllers at New York's Terminal Radar Approach Control (N90) facility. The FAA held a meeting ... more
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Inside the all-new Clifton Springs Rest Area: Much larger than Junius location (video + photos)

Inside the all-new Clifton Springs Rest Area: Much larger than Junius location (video + photos)
For those who were underwhelmed by the Junius Ponds Rest Area along the New York State Thruway in the heart of the Finger Lakes, the newly-opened Clifton Springs Rest Area will elicit the exact opposite ... more
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AAA says international travel is on the rise: How to prepare in 2023?

How to find a cheap and quality travel destination
International trips are on the rise this year. According to AAA booking data, international travel is up more than 200% compared to 2022. Hotel bookings are seeing the biggest jump, up more than 300% over ... more
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Gas prices rising throughout the U.S.

Gas prices rising throughout the U.S.
Gas prices continue to rise across the country, with the national average for a gallon of regular gasoline reaching $3.48, a nickel increase from last week. Increased demand for gasoline and rising oil prices are ... more
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GET LOCAL: Spotlight on Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel ahead of Easter & spring tourism season (video)

GET LOCAL: Spotlight on Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel ahead of Easter & spring tourism season (video)
What's it like running one of the most-identifiable hotels in the Finger Lakes region? How's preparation going for the upcoming busy season? Both of those questions are answered in this edition of Finger Lakes Today ... more
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EXCLUSIVE: CEO of Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance opens up about region getting national distinction (video)

EXCLUSIVE: CEO of Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance opens up about region getting national distinction (video)
Earlier this month Meghan Lawton took the helm as leader of the Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance. For more than a dozen years, Lawton worked through an array of roles in the tourism space. As CEO ... more
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New airline planning service at Rochester airport: Avelo arrives in May

New airline planning service at Rochester airport: Avelo arrives in May
Avelo Airlines announced on Wednesday that it will be coming to the Frederick Douglass – Greater Rochester International Airport. The airline's arrival brings non-stop service to Raleigh-Durham International Airport, according to the announcement. Monroe County ... more
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Frontier Airlines calling it quits at Rochester Airport

Frontier Airlines calling it quits at Rochester Airport
Frontier Airlines has announced that it will suspend operations at the Frederick Douglass Greater Rochester International Airport at the end of the 2023 winter and spring travel season. The airline has been offering year-round flights ... more
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Spirit Airlines will launch nonstop service from Rochester to Myrtle Beach this spring

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Spirit is expanding its service in Rochester. Monroe Executive Adam Bello recently announced that Spirit Airlines will offer nonstop air service from the Frederick Douglass Greater Rochester International Airport to Myrtle Beach International Airport. The ... more
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Hotel Canandaigua managers discuss progress ahead of spring 2023 opening (webcast)

Hotel Canandaigua managers discuss progress ahead of spring 2023 opening (webcast)
The new Hotel Canandaigua, a Tapestry Collection by Hilton, is set to open this spring on the north end of Canandaigua Lake ... more
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AROUND THE LAKES: Fall foliage hits peak at Letchworth State Park (video)

hiking at letchworth state park
Fall foliage has hit peak across the Finger Lakes and Western New York. This past weekend we headed out to Letchworth State Park, known as the Grand Canyon of the East, to check it out ... more
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Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance announce scholarship opportunity for local students

scholarship application
Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance and partners of the Finger Lakes business community are working together to provide financial assistance to a college student in the form of a scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to a ... more
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Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance announces travel guide preparations

Cuomo waives fishing fees, cuts park prices to help tourism in flooded Lake Ontario areas
For 72 years, the narrative of what makes the Finger Lakes region a top-tier vacation destination has been carefully crafted by Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance - One of America's longest-continually operating destination marketing organizations. Since 1951, the Finger Lakes Regional Travel Guide has helped travelers from across the ... more
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Canada lifts COVID border rules: What to expect when traveling

Canada lifts COVID border rules: What to expect when traveling
The Canadian government says its tossing COVID border restrictions on Saturday, October 1. Travelers will no longer need to provide proof of vaccination to enter Canada, nor will they be required to wear masks on ... more
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Pick’n Patch: A place for family and all things fall, farm, and fun

Pick'n Patch: A place for family and all things fall, farm, and fun
There's no other place like it. With a corn maze, pumpkin patch, sunflower field, and future apple picking, Pick'n Patch has it all. Pick'n Patch is a family-owned and operated farm in Stanley, New York ... more
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Newark awaiting state word on DRI project requests

Newark awaiting state word on DRI project requests
The village of Newark has submitted a list of project requests to the state for its $10 million dollar Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) award. State reviewing project list totaling $13 million The village's DRI committee ... more
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