catskills http://wrvo.org en Cuomo touts casino amendment win http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-touts-casino-amendment-win <p></p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 13:18:19 +0000 Karen DeWitt 46794 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo touts casino amendment win 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 Passing the Catskills http://wrvo.org/post/passing-catskills <p>John Weeks discusses revisiting his favorite vistas more than 30 years after he first discovered their beauty. He notes that despite the changes in these areas, they maintain the magic and charm they have always had. Tue, 16 Oct 2012 15:00:00 +0000 John Weeks 26315 at http://wrvo.org