Partner News 02/2015

FLTA Travels Near and Far to Promote Visitation to the Finger Lakes Region, Come Promote with Us!

Year over year FLTA has attended shows where individuals are collecting information and making travel decisions. FLTA works to promote the region as a whole. Working cooperatively with the region’s counties and partner businesses, FLTA promotes travel and visitation to the Finger Lakes. AAA offers many shows and with AAA’s travel oriented focus, this makes a perfect fit to have partner businesses work with FLTA to speak directly to potential travelers. FLTA will be attending the following shows in the near future to spark potential business. Your business can get involved in two ways. The first level of participation can be to become a booth sponsor where a representative from your company can attend the show, speak to show attendees, distribute marketing materials, and receive contact information of leads that enter an FLTA sponsored giveaway. By receiving these leads, your business can follow up with those who stopped by the Finger Lakes booth at any time! The second level of participation is to send your brochures or marketing materials to be distributed. Your materials will be sure to go in to the hands of only those that are genuinely interested in the region and looking to travel. Please consider joining FLTA at one of the following shows to work cooperatively to promote the Finger Lakes region and showcase the amazing diversity available!

Show Name

 

Dates of Show

Estimated Show Attendance

Booth Sponsorship Price

Brochure Sponsorship Cost

AAA Southern New England Marketplace

Foxboro, MA

Friday, March 6th – Sunday, March 8th

18,000+

$1,035 – Offering $765 by sharing a booth with FLTA!

$220

Travel and Vacation Show

Ottawa, Ontario, Can

Saturday, March 28-Sunday, March 29

18,000+

$805 – Offering almost $800 savings by sharing a booth with FLTA!

$210

Daytrips and Destinations

Plantsville, CT

Sunday, May 2nd

4,000

$585 – Offering over $300 in savings by sharing a booth with FLTA!

$120

 **For more information on shows or to sign up today, please contact Barb Kolonoski at barbk@fingerlakes.org or via phone at 607-425-0134

 

 

Edible Magazine Cooperative Advertising Opportunity

Edible magazine is a beautiful 8.5 x 11 magazine that features culinary, beverage, and regional happenings, targeting a very engaged and interested epicurean audience.  While you may be familiar with the popular Edible Finger Lakes magazine, were you familiar that the Edible magazine reaches much further than just the Finger Lakes region? From Manhattan, to Brooklyn, New Jersey and beyond, your business can receive exposure to this hugely booming target audience in the Finger Lakes and other areas with this BRAND NEW cooperative advertising opportunity for 2015. FLTA will be creating full page ads created in a Finger Lakes theme that your business can be a part of for a very cost affordable rate. Your business will be a part of an ad about the Finger Lakes region; since we know the brand power of the Finger Lakes name, jump on board! Cost for your business to be a part of this cooperative advertising opportunity is $350 for one edition in one market. To discuss which markets are still available for your business to get on board and for more information on this opportunity, call Barb Kolonoski at 607-425-0134 or barbk@fingerlakes.org.

 

 

High Traffic Patterns Means Huge Visibility and Potential Business to Come Your Way

Millions of people drive on the NYS Thruway and Interstate 86 each year. The Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance’s brochure distribution programs are uniquely positioned to reach these potential customers and this program has been proven to be HUGELY successful year over year. FLTA offers key locations to distribute materials in three strategic gateway locations to the Finger Lakes region, to hit visitors with information from all travel directions. FLTA’s distribution points are on the NYS Thruway at the Warners Travel Plaza location, which runs westbound between exits 39 and 40, and at the Pembroke Travel Plaza location, which runs eastbound between 48 and 48A. The third location visitors can find your business information is at the Chautauqua Welcome Center along I-86 East. For pricing and more information on Thruway Information Center participation, please contact Barb Kolonoski at 607-42-0134 or barbk@fingerlakes.org or Karen Colizzi Noonan in the FLTA office at 315-536-7488 or via email at karenn@fingerlakes.org

 

 

The Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance and Partners Launch the Brand New Finger Lakes Museum Trail

The Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance in conjunction with nine museums, attractions or historical houses have partnered to create the new Finger Lakes Museum Trail which will allow visitors to explore the rich history and culture within the Finger Lakes region. The partnership is a project of the Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance and the Steuben County Conference and Visitors Bureau based in Corning, New York. "Visitors to the Finger Lakes will find that the region is steeped in culture, art, science and history. For example, events and developments in the Finger Lakes have had great influence on many notable national historical milestones," says Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance President Cindy Kimble. As a benefit to interested guests and visitors, the Finger Lakes Museum Trail is offering a chance for trail visitors to visit each participating museum location to win an overnight stay for two in the region. Each participating facility is also offering discounts on admission, gift items, or both. For more information on the Finger Lakes Museum Trail and participating locations, please View This Page 

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