tourism http://wrvo.org en Obama swings for tourism increase at baseball hall of fame http://wrvo.org/post/obama-swings-tourism-increase-baseball-hall-fame <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">President Barack Obama wants to make it easier for foreigners to visit the United States so they can come and spend more money at tourist sites.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The president visited the baseball hall of fame in Cooperstown Thursday, where he pitched tourism as an economic asset.</span></p> Fri, 23 May 2014 00:10:05 +0000 Ryan Delaney 56218 at http://wrvo.org Obama swings for tourism increase at baseball hall of fame Cooperstown gets ready for president's visit http://wrvo.org/post/cooperstown-gets-ready-presidents-visit <p></p><p>The village of Cooperstown is preparing for one of its most high-profile tourists ever.</p><p>President Barack Obama will visit the National Baseball Hall of Fame there later today to promote tourism.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Obama says tourism is an export and he wants to make it easier for foreign visitors to travel to the U.S.</span></p> Thu, 22 May 2014 10:23:03 +0000 Ryan Delaney 56153 at http://wrvo.org Cooperstown gets ready for president's visit President's visit to Cooperstown is meant to help bolster tourism industry http://wrvo.org/post/presidents-visit-cooperstown-meant-help-bolster-tourism-industry <p></p><p>President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown Thursday to promote tourism. Obama said in his weekly address Saturday that tourism is an export, and that when foreign visitors come to the United States it grows the economy.</p> Wed, 21 May 2014 10:06:18 +0000 Gino Geruntino 56069 at http://wrvo.org President's visit to Cooperstown is meant to help bolster tourism industry Erie Canal opens for 190th season, as commercial shipping returns http://wrvo.org/post/erie-canal-opens-190th-season-commercial-shipping-returns <p></p><p>The Erie Canal and New York's smaller waterways are open for their&nbsp;190th&nbsp;consecutive season connecting New York Harbor with the Great Lakes and other points west and north.</p><p>The 524 miles of waterways drove the rise of upstate New York's cities two centuries ago.&nbsp;<a href="http://innovationtrail.org/post/barge-traffic-increases-along-erie-canal-thanks-canada" target="_blank">Now, the canal</a>&nbsp;is mostly a tourism and recreation path.</p> Thu, 08 May 2014 10:14:32 +0000 Ryan Delaney 55426 at http://wrvo.org Erie Canal opens for 190th season, as commercial shipping returns Winter tourism industry has hot season, even with bitter cold http://wrvo.org/post/winter-tourism-industry-has-hot-season-even-bitter-cold <p></p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 10:44:14 +0000 Gino Geruntino 53558 at http://wrvo.org Winter tourism industry has hot season, even with bitter cold Maffei uses job fair to connect workers with rising employment sectors http://wrvo.org/post/maffei-uses-job-fair-connect-workers-rising-employment-sectors <p></p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 13:27:36 +0000 Ellen Abbott 50278 at http://wrvo.org An “exciting time” in Clayton as hotel, other projects underway http://wrvo.org/post/exciting-time-clayton-hotel-other-projects-underway <p style="font-family: Verdana, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt; line-height: normal;">It's a busy time in the town of Clayton. New businesses, infrastructure and public amenities hold the promise of more tourism, a stronger economy, and a better quality of life for locals.</p><p style="font-family: Verdana, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt; line-height: normal;"> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 11:00:28 +0000 Joanna Richards 46490 at http://wrvo.org An “exciting time” in Clayton as hotel, other projects underway Cuomo spending his time upstate this summer http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-spending-his-time-upstate-summer <p></p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 11:26:17 +0000 Karen DeWitt 42483 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo spending his time upstate this summer Cuomo promotes upstate tourism with visit to fishing tournament http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-promotes-upstate-tourism-visit-fishing-tournament <p>Thousands of fishing fans are heading north to the St. Lawrence River this weekend for the Bassmasters Elite Series tournament, the top professional tour for bass anglers.</p><p><span data-term="goog_986070180" tabindex="0">On Thursday</span>, Gov. Andrew Cuomo showed up to do some cheering of his own.</p><p>Waddington’s Whittaker Park has become a village of food and craft stands and tackle shops to accommodate the 10,000 Bassmasters fans expected this weekend.</p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 19:06:00 +0000 David Sommerstein 42405 at http://wrvo.org Destiny USA's impact one year later http://wrvo.org/post/destiny-usas-impact-one-year-later <p></p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 11:27:08 +0000 Ellen Abbott 42112 at http://wrvo.org Destiny USA's impact one year later Cuomo hosts "Adirondack Challenge" to promote upstate tourism http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-hosts-adirondack-challenge-promote-upstate-tourism <p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo was in the Adirondack Park yesterday, where he joined some of the state's most powerful politicians and business leaders on a whitewater rafting trip down the Indian River.<br><br>Cuomo says his "Adirondack Challenge," held in the town of Indian Lake, is meant to draw attention and more visitors to destinations in Upstate New York.<br><br>"I want to expose this part of the state of New York," Cuomo said. "It is a magnificent part of the state, as you can see. Tourism is a big business for us, it's a big part of the economy and this has great potential."</p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 12:14:57 +0000 Brian Mann 41436 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo hosts "Adirondack Challenge" to promote upstate tourism Upstate New York tourism spending reaches new high http://wrvo.org/post/upstate-new-york-tourism-spending-reaches-new-high <p>According to new research, tourism spending rose across every region of New York state last year, with overall growth of more than six percent. Traveler spending reached a new high of nearly $60 billion statewide and upstate New York, in particular, did well.<br><br>The biggest areas for growth upstate were central New York, Niagara, and the Thousand Islands, with a bump of at least five percent in each region.<br><br>But Adam Sacks, lead author of the report and president of Tourism Economics, says the real indicator of the industry’s importance lies in job growth.<br> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 20:25:16 +0000 Kate O'Connell 41093 at http://wrvo.org Upstate New York tourism spending reaches new high Allowing Canadians to stay in U.S. 2 more months "a shot in the arm" http://wrvo.org/post/allowing-canadians-stay-us-2-more-months-shot-arm <p>Older Canadians will be able to spend more time in the United States under a proposal floated by New York Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer.</p><p>Right now, Canadians can stay in the U.S. up to six months. Many retired Canadians use up that time at winter homes in the Southwest or Florida.</p><p>By creating a retiree visa that would allow for eight months spent south of the border, Schumer is hopeful it will translate into more short trips to places closer to the Canadian border, like the Finger Lakes region.</p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 18:05:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 39746 at http://wrvo.org Allowing Canadians to stay in U.S. 2 more months "a shot in the arm" Cuomo details his plan for upstate casinos http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-details-his-plan-upstate-casinos <p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo outlined the details of his plan to site three gambling casinos upstate Thursday. Cuomo, joined by union and business leaders, and representatives from county governments, offered more details of his plan to build three new gambling casinos. Cuomo says he wants to limit the locations to upstate regions for now, to prop up the failing economy. The governor says upstate needs jobs like it needs oxygen. And he says having a downstate location would devalue the upstate centers. Fri, 10 May 2013 13:05:30 +0000 Karen DeWitt 37600 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo details his plan for upstate casinos Maid of the Mist construction resumes with much opposition http://wrvo.org/post/maid-mist-construction-resumes-much-opposition <p>The Maid of the Mist tour boats have been working around&nbsp;Niagara Falls for 167 years. Development has just resumed on the operation’s new maintenance dock, after delays caused by local opposition. Thu, 09 May 2013 14:52:56 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 37526 at http://wrvo.org Maid of the Mist construction resumes with much opposition Proposed border crossing fee faces bipartisan opposition http://wrvo.org/post/proposed-border-crossing-fee-faces-bipartisan-opposition-0 <p>The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s is <a href="http://www.dhs.gov/news/2013/04/18/written-testimony-dhs-secretary-janet-napolitano-house-committee-homeland-security">proposing a border crossing fee</a> for those traveling into the country from Canada. So far the idea is drawing opposition from representatives across New York state. Thu, 25 Apr 2013 14:15:51 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 36775 at http://wrvo.org Proposed border crossing fee faces bipartisan opposition http://wrvo.org/post/proposed-border-crossing-fee-faces-bipartisan-opposition <p>The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s is <a href="http://www.dhs.gov/news/2013/04/18/written-testimony-dhs-secretary-janet-napolitano-house-committee-homeland-security">proposing a border crossing fee</a> for those traveling into the country from Canada. So far the idea is drawing opposition from representatives across New York state. Thu, 25 Apr 2013 14:02:53 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 36774 at http://wrvo.org Taste-NY program dropped from state budget http://wrvo.org/post/taste-ny-program-dropped-state-budget <p><span id="primaryContentDepotPortlet.contentDescription">Funding for a program to promote locally grown produce through a network of duty-free stores across New York has been axed from the final version of the state's budget.</span></p><p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 14:28:00 +0000 Kate O'Connell 35576 at http://wrvo.org Upstate tourism industry welcomes promotional funding in proposed state budget http://wrvo.org/post/upstate-tourism-industry-welcomes-promotional-funding-proposed-state-budget <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Tourism professionals in upstate New York are applauding Gov. Andrews Cuomo’s commitment to the region. In order to augment upstate economic growth, the governor has set aside <a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/121650101/2013-New-York-State-Budget-Proposal-From-Governor-Andrew-Cuomo">$7 million in the budget</a> for promotion and marketing initiatives. Mon, 28 Jan 2013 21:18:20 +0000 Kate O'Connell 32336 at http://wrvo.org Upstate tourism industry welcomes promotional funding in proposed state budget Rosamond Gifford Zoo has banner year http://wrvo.org/post/rosamond-gifford-zoo-has-banner-year <p>Last year was a record year for attendance at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse. Several factors combined to make the zoo the place to go last year. Tue, 15 Jan 2013 09:17:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 31865 at http://wrvo.org Rosamond Gifford Zoo has banner year Cuomo says proposed casinos would draw tourists upstate http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-says-proposed-casinos-would-draw-tourists-upstate <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>During his State of the State address on Wednesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo offered more details on a plan for casino gambling in New York state. If the governor gets his way, the proposed new casinos would come to upstate first. Thu, 10 Jan 2013 20:55:38 +0000 Matt Richmond 31688 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo says proposed casinos would draw tourists upstate Madison County promotes its tourism http://wrvo.org/post/madison-county-promotes-its-tourism <p>You don&#39;t need a U.S. passport to take in the sights of central New York this summer, but officials in Madison County are hoping a passport of a different kind encourages visitors to their community.</p><p> Wed, 04 Jul 2012 11:30:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 21995 at http://wrvo.org Madison County promotes its tourism New York to bring back iconic tourism ad campaign http://wrvo.org/post/new-york-bring-back-iconic-tourism-ad-campaign <p>Governor Andrew Cuomo is attempting to revive New York&rsquo;s iconic &quot;I Love New York&quot; tourism promotion campaign with some new ads.</p><p>The governor says the state not been aggressive enough in its promotions in recent years.</p><p>The &quot;I Love New York&quot; campaign, with its distinctive logo featuring a red heart, was a major advertising and promotional innovation in the 1970s, when it was created.&nbsp; In fact, says Governor Cuomo and his top economic development aids, it was too successful, and countless other groups and causes have adapted the now iconic image.</p><p> Thu, 31 May 2012 13:29:43 +0000 Karen DeWitt 20159 at http://wrvo.org