Partner news 11/2014

Important Messages Coming Soon Regarding the 2015 Finger Lakes Travel Guide

In the coming weeks be sure to be on the lookout for important messages coming from FLTA about the progress of the 2015 travel guide. Messages will include important timelines for data collection, ad collection, review of materials, and proofing of the guide in its entirety. Please be sure to keep regularly check your spam and junk email folders in the event that these messages wind up in these areas so you don't miss out on any opportunity. Feel free to contact Jessica with any questions or concerns you may have about this notification process. Also be sure that your PARTNER LOG IN LISTING INFORMATION is accurate and up to date in all fields. There are also special areas for applicable businesses below the description box areas in your editable listing area, so be sure to make sure all fields are completed.

Looking for a cost effective way to get in front of 125,000 potential visitors to bring traveler dollars to your business? Consider placing an ad in the 2015 travel guide. There are lots of EXTREMELY cost effective options for placement including coupons, events listings, traditional display ads, and innovative options! Please contact Director of Sales, Barb Kolonoski at barbk@fingerlakes.org or 607-425-0134 for more information. For more info on display ad sizes, pricing, and dimensions please view this link.

FLTA Awarded the Love NY Recipient of the NYWCC New York State of Mind Awards

FLTA is proud to announce that it has recently been awarded the 'Love NY' designation for the 2014 New York State of Mind Awards. The New York State of Mind Awards honors those in the state who promote New York food, beverage, agriculture, and tourism. The New York Wine and Culinary Center (NYWCC) will recognize the winners and runners up in an awards dinner and fundraiser on November 22nd. Winning categories include Eat NY, Drink NY, Grow NY, and Love NY. The NYWCC Philanthropic Advisory Board reviewed nearly 100 submissions and FLTA is honored and proud to have been selected for the tourism segment representing each of its incredible partner businesses. For more information on the New York State of Mind Awards event, please visit this link.

New York is Named as Wine Enthusiasts's Wine Region of the Year

New York State has been named "Wine Region of the Year" by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. New York now has more than 375 wineries spread throughout 56 of the state's 62 counties including Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens. The industry generates annual economic benefits to New York State exceeding $4.8 billion, and the various wine regions have become major tourist destinations, attracting more than 5.3 million tourist visits to predominantly rural regions and more than $400 million in wine-related tourism expenditures. In addition, the quality of New York wines has improved dramatically in recent years, thanks to a combination of world-class research at Cornell University and collaboration among winemakers. Read the Full Press Release Here

Save the Date! Annual FLTA Holiday Party

If you haven't done so already, please to sure to SAVE THE DATE to join us, Tuesday, December 16th for the FLTA holiday party. More details will be released as we move in to December, but we ask that you save time in the late afternoon and evening to join us for this celebration! This party is highly attended and is a great opportunity to network. We invite you to join us as we meet and greet with other area business professionals and area legislators, enjoy a wonderful spread of food and drink, raffle off generously donated door prizes (be sure to bring business cards!) and allow FLTA to say THANK YOU for your continued business support for a successful year. We look forward to seeing you, catching up with you, and saying thank you in December! This party will also serve as an opportunity to get a final look and proof of the 2015 Finger Lakes regional travel guide. Stop by to give us your final sign off and say hello, if nothing else!

Promote Your Business and Offer Some Holiday Cheer by Donating a Door Prize for the FLTA Holiday Party

At the annual holiday party, FLTA likes to provide a little fun by raffling off door prizes generously provided by our partner businesses, to those in attendance at the party. If you have an interest in donating a door prize for the holiday party, the FLTA staff and Board of Directors would appreciate your offer very much. FLTA is always looking for new and creative ways to bring a new visitor to your business who will hopefully be converted into your next loyal customer! Feel free to contact FLTA Office Manager, Karen Colizzi Noonan or call the office at 315-536-7488 to discuss what door prizes might work best and to coordinate an offer. Thank you in advance for your help!

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