Partner News 05/2014

LAST CALL! Annual FLTA Literature Exchange – Take Advantage of This Membership Perk to Pick Up Your Copy of the 2014 Regional Travel Guide

Annual Brochure Exchange
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 10 AM-12 PM
Waterloo Premium Outlets

Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance’s Annual Brochure Exchange will be held on Wednesday, May 21st. Here are all the details you need for this annual networking event:

What: Finger Lakes Brochure Exchange

Where: Waterloo Premium Outlets (parking lot, held rain or shine)

When: May 16th from 10 AM to 12 PM Set up begins at 9am with the Exchange taking place promptly at 10 running until noon

Why: To allow partners to pick up their copy of the 2014 Finger Lakes regional travel guide, gather to exchange their organization’s literature, and meet tourism industry peers.

Cost: No additional cost for FLTA partners (included in partnership fee) $100 for non-FLTA partners. Non FLTA partners can contact to get involved

Don’t miss this great opportunity to make connections with others in the Finger Lakes and help build local referrals! Please email to RSVP, or click here or below to download the sign up form, which can be faxed to the office (315-536-1237) by Friday, May 16th

Here’s a list of the partners that have already signed up to be represented this year. If you haven’t signed up yet, it’s not too late to RSVP, just email Jessica Robideau at before Friday, May 16th

1899 Lady of the Lake Bed & Breakfast

1922 Starkey House Bed & Breakfast Inn

Abner Adams House

Americana Vineyards

America's Best Valule Inn/Geneva

Antique Revival

Barristers Bed & Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast at Oliver Phelps

Bella Rose Bed & Breakfast

Best Western Vineyard Inn & Suites

Best Western/Victor

Bet the Farm

Blackberry Inn Bed & Breakfast

Bobby K Entertainment

Bristol Valley Theater

Budget Inn/Watkins Glen

Caboose Motel

Campground Owners of NY

Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce

Canandaigua Lady

Canandaigua Lake Area B & B

Canandaigua Wine Trail

Casa Larga

Cayuga County Tourism

Cayuga Lake Creamery

Cayuga Lake Wine Trail

Cheerful Valley Campground

City Newspaper

Colonial Belle

Corning Museum of Glass

Corning's Gaffer District

Country Inn & Suites/Horseheadds

Destiny USA

Dr. Frank's Wine Cellars

East Hill Gallery @ Rochester Folk Art Guild

Eremita Winery

Experience! the Finger Lakes

Fairfield Inn/Ithaca

Finger Lakes Bed & Breakfast Association

Finger Lakes Boating Museum

Finger Lakes Cheese Trail

Finger Lakes Distilling

Finger Lakes Fiber Arts Festival

Finger Lakes Getaways

Finger Lakes Premier Properties

Finger Lakes Trail Conference

Finger Lakes Visitors Connection

Fox Run Vineyards

Friends of Ganondagan

Frontenac Point Vineyard

Fulkerson Winery

Fuzzy Guppies

Genesee Country Village and Museum

Geneseo Tourism Committee

Geneva Historical Society

George Eastman House

Glenn H Curtiss Museum

Glenora Wine Cellars

Great Lakes Seaway Trail

Hampton Inn (Syr/Sen Falls/Ithaca)

Handwork Cooperative

Hickory Hill

Hilton Garden Inn/Horseheads

Holiday Inn /Auburn

Holiday Inn Express Horseheads/Riverview

Hotel Ithaca

Ithaca CVB

Ithaca's Discovery Trail

Jana Channel, The

Joyful Adornments

Keuka Lakeside Inn

Keuka Wine Trail

La Tourelle

Liberty Balloon Company

Lively Run Goat Dairy

Lucas Vineyards

Man in the Moon Bake Shoppe & Café

Mirbeau Inn & Spa

Memorial Art Gallery

Merry-Go-Round Playhouse

Micro Tel/Victor

Microtel/Seneca Falls

Mid-Lakes Navagation

New Hope Mills Store & Café


Old Havana Courthouse Theatre

Onanda Park (Town of Canandaigua)

Painted Bar Stables

Palmyra Museums

Ports of New York

Robert Ingersoll Museum

Roseland Water Park


Seabreeze Amusement Park

Seneca County Chamber of Commerce

Skaneateles Chamber of Commerce

Starkey's Lookout

Steuben Conference and Visitors Bureau

Tioga Downs

Ventosa Vineyards

Visit Rochester

Ward O'Hara Agriculture & Country Living Museum

Waterloo Harbor Campground

Waterloo Premium Outlets

Wild Goose Chase Antiques

Windmill Farm & Craft Market

Woodcliff Hotel & Spa

Yates County Chamber of Commerce


Work With the State to Learn About the Certified Funding Application Process

In 2011, Governor Cuomo created 10 Regional Councils to develop long-term strategic plans for economic growth for their regions. A key component of Governor Cuomo's transformative approach to economic development, these councils are public-private partnerships made up of local experts and stakeholders from business, academia, local government and non-governmental organizations. To learn which Regional Economic Development Council region your business falls in to VIEW THIS PAGE. Consolidated Funding Applications are due by 4pm Friday, June 16th so now is the time to join one of the Consolidated Funding Application workshops to learn more.

Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Region

Wednesday, May 21st 1-3pm, Monroe Community College, Rochester -- RSVP Now


Central Regional Economic Development Region

Wednesday, May 28th 1-3pm, SUNY Oswego Metro Center, Syracuse – RSVP Now

Wednesday, May 28th 2-4:30pm, Cayuga Community College, Auburn – RSVP Now


Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Region

Thursday, May 15th 1-3:30pm, Hotel Ithaca (formerly the Holiday Inn Downtown Ithaca) – RSVP Now


Visitors Are Planning Their Trips Now for Vacation, Become a Part of Their Itinerary sees record breaking numbers of visitation of individuals making their travel plans or simply trying to find more information on the Finger Lakes region. Website advertising is a cost effective way to get in front of HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of potential visitors and can be a way that travelers can include you in their itinerary if they didn’t know about you before! Contact Barb Kolonoski today to discuss options ranging from traditional ads to featured partner text and image placements, placement availability, and pricing for your business throughout the 2014 tourism season! Call Barb at 607-425-0134 or email



The New Group Tour Planner is Coming

Group Tour Planners are always on the lookout for new and exciting locations and businesses to visit with their groups. FLTA wants to make sure they have all the information on group friendly businesses in the Finger Lakes region at their disposal during their planning process in the fall. Be sure to keep an eye out for partner newsletters in the coming months that will include a link to a survey where your business information will be collected for inclusion in a FREE listing in this guide. This listing comes to your business at no additional charge and is a benefit of your partnership with FLTA. View this document to take a look at the 2013-2014 edition of the Group Tour Planner to see what this listing will look like. If your business has a special interest in being focused in the Group Travel market and would like to place an ad in this guide that goes out to 1,500 key decision makers, contact Barb Kolonoski at or call 607-425-0134.


Help FLTA Promote Your Business on and Through Promotional Materials

The FLTA staff is always looking for no cost added ways to effectively promote our partner businesses. Help us get the most information by logging in to your partner account and posting your latest news, events, packages, and in house promotions. FLTA is always pulling from and the materials our partners provide us with, to promote in our marketing channels. Provide us with content and we’ll be sure to help you spread the word! If you need assistance with your partner log in information, contact


We push out partner information through our social media channels on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest and offer various sweepstakes giveaways at the consumer shows. These sweepstakes offers are provided to draw interest to the Finger Lake booth at shows. If you would like to offer a package for giveaway at a show or send marketing materials that we can use as giveaways, the FLTA staff would welcome and appreciate your offer of very much! Marketing items, packages, and giveaways that would work for the office’s promotion include but are by no means limited to a complimentary overnight stay at your accommodation, marketing materials such as logo mugs, bags, clothing, a donation of Finger Lakes beer, wine, or spirits, promotional USB drives with your logo on it, or even pens/pencils! We appreciate anything you’re willing to provide the office to use in these marketing giveaways in return for promotion of your business. Please feel free to send to the Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance via mail at 309 Lake Street, Penn Yan, NY 14527 or contact a member of the FLTA and we can make arrangements to have you drop them off or we will come to your business to collect them. Thank you in advance!


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