Partner News 09/2014

Preparations for the 2015 Finger Lakes Travel Guide Are Underway and More to Come

With travel guide season fast approaching, we encourage our partners to review their business listing on FingerLakes.org to make sure that we have the correct and most current information reflected for your business. Your data for the 2015 Travel Guide is pulled directly from your business listing on FingerLakes.org so it is imperative that it is accurate and up-to-date! Information is collected for your text listing in the communities area of the guide as well as for the grids in the beginning of the guide so be sure to scroll all the way through the page where you enter your listing information to make sure all fields are filled out and accurate. If you're unfamiliar with your log in information and how to access your partner account and business listing, please contact the FLTA office at info@fingerlakes.org or 315-536-7488. Please be on the lookout for IMPORTANT 2015 TRAVEL GUIDE MESSAGES in partner newsletters and in individual messages in the coming months.

Looking for a extremely cost effective way to REALLY draw eyes to your travel guide listing? Consider an enhanced listing ad which will allow you to add a photo of your business next to your listing in the travel guide for only $85! Looking to place a larger ad or discuss even more options for the 2015 Finger Lakes travel guide? Please contact Director of Sales, Barb Kolonoski at barbk@fingerlakes.org or 607-425-0134.

Get Involved in the Canadian Market With Potential Visitors Who Are Looking to Spend Dollars

The Toronto Women's Show is a huge consumer show that draws over 38,000 individuals looking to visit and spend money in the Finger Lakes. SPACE IS EXTREMELY LIMITED but FLTA welcomes you to attend the show with FLTA and have a presence at the Finger Lakes booth to speak one on one with attendees. By attending you will also receive contact information of those visiting the booth so that your business can follow up with show attendees directly to spread your marketing message. If you would prefer to not attend in person, but send your brochures to be distributed to thousands of individuals interested in more information on the Finger Lakes region, please contact Jessica Robideau at jessicar@fingerlakes.org or call 315-536-7488. Call today to get on board as we will be sold out VERY soon and sign up will be on a first come first serve basis!

Utilize Your FLTA Partnership to Its Fullest!

As an FLTA partner, the organization is always looking to work in collaboration with area businesses to promote the Finger Lakes region and all the wonderful businesses within it, to bring the most eyes and visitors to your location for "slam dunk" marketing exposure. As a basic partner with FLTA, you are entitled to your own unique log in account which can be acessed on the bottom right hand corner of FingerLakes.org where it says 'Partner Log In'. From the Access Your Partner Account link, you can log in and edit your business listing on FingerLakes.org, add events to the FingerLakes.org calendar, add press releases for media attention, add any promotions (i.e. stay one night get the second night free) you may have going on at your business, post package deal offerings for the public and SO MUCH MORE! Please note that all submitted events must be tourism-related and must be of at least a regional interest. Events targeted just to locals or that would not generally appeal to potential visitors are prohibited. Please feel free to review the partner submission guidelines page. Be sure to use this area and add info frequently! FLTA is always pulling from FingerLakes.org for content with promotions and in our marketing efforts so be sure to utilize this area as frequently as possible! By posting frequently with new events, promotions, and offerings, FLTA is abreast of what is new and happening in the region. Also feel free to keep Director of Marketing Jessica Robideau, 'in the know' of these postings of new information by sending her an email at jessicar@fingerlakes.org. If you'd like to discuss more opportunities available to your business beyond the basic partnership level, you can view our 2015 Opportunities Catalog and Order Form at the included links or set up a meeting with Barb Kolonoski at barbk@fingerlakes.org or by calling 607-425-0134.

Firelight Camps at La Tourelle

At Firelight Camps, we bring you an elevated camping experience. Our graceful safari tents are furnished with hardwood floors, king or queen beds, and include a private balcony where you can soak in the view with a fresh pot of coffee or a cocktail. Rise with a campfire breakfast in the tented lobby, included in your stay. Unwind on the surrounding trails or in a hammock under the forest canopy. Experience the onsite August Moon Spa and John Thomas Steakhouse or go deeper and explore the vineyards and waterfalls of the Finger Lakes. And of course, we'll always spark the campfire at sundown, taking you into the heart of the great outdoors. Settle around the fire ring under starry skies, with s'mores to sweeten the company of friends, family and new faces. For more information please visit: firelightcamps.com

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Announces 2016 Global Mural Convention to Come to the Area

In a recent press release issued by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's office, the 2016 Global Mural Convention will be held along the historic Erie Canal, highlighting a wide range of murals and public art. The convention will take place along the Erie Canal Corridor. The location was chosen as leaders believe there is so much to learn about what the region has to offer. There is excitement amongst the community and Mural Conference organizers to aid in the revitalization of the canal corridor. Mural Mania has been selected to be the host of the Global Mural Conference in 2016 and several locations along the Erie Canal Corridor wil be highlighted. To read the full press release and for more information please Click This Link.

FingerLakes.org Seeing Huge Visitation

FLTA is proud to annouce increasing growth and visitation to FingerLakes.org year over year and markedly in the month of July. The graph below shows year over year comparisons for visitation and looks to only grow even further for the 2015 year. The Finger Lakes continues to receive increased recognition and by working together to promote that Finger Lakes brand, the area will continue to soar with growth and increased awareness.

 

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