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New York State Much More than a City

New York State Much More than a City

A New York State delegation recently visited Dublin as part of a European sales mission and took the opportunity to brief the trade and media.

Finola Cunningham from the US Embassy joins up with the New York State group.

Finola Cunningham from the US Embassy joins up with the New York State group

New York State stretches across tens of thousands of square miles of spectacular lake and mountain scenery, and has much to offer the Irish visitor.

Lisa Tremblay Burns from Livingston County Tourism and Sue Schmidt form Finger Lakes Visitors Connection met the the trade in Dublin.

Lisa Tremblay Burns, Livingston County Tourism, and Sue Schmidt, Finger Lakes Visitors Connection, met the the trade in Dublin

The group comprised  Leah Mueller from Visit Buffalo Niagara, where Theodore Roosevelt became the 17th President of the United States; Danielle Roman from Corning Finger Lakes, home to the world-famous Corning Museum of Glass; and Mary Kay Vrba from Duchess County Tourism, home to the Hudson Valley, voted one of the ‘Top 20 Best of the World’ places to visit by National Geographic Traveler magazine.

Sea Breeze Amusement Park  in Rochester.

Sea Breeze Amusement Park in Rochester.

Sue Schmidt, Finger Lakes Visitors Connection, expounded on what her area had to offer visitors, including the culinary and wine delights.

Finger Lakes wines.

Finger Lakes wines

Lisa Tremblay Burns presented Greater Niagara County Byways, which has Letchworth State Park, known as the ‘Grand Canyon of the East’. Ashley Andrews from Lake Placid was promoting the Adirondacks, which by an act of 1882 will remain “forever wild”. They even have a quirky community event called the Irish Road Bowling & Bed Races.

Greg Marshall from Visit Rochester has Wine, Water & Wonders, a suggested itinerary for travel trade partners, which is a programme of routing, attractions and activities that will appeal to international visitors.

The George Eastman House in Rochester.

George Eastman House in Rochester

All in all, New York State has so much to be discovered by Irish visitors.

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Michael Flood is the Editor of Ireland's leading travel industry publication, Irish Travel Trade News. With more than 35 years experience, he has accumulated an in-depth knowledge of the airline industry and the travel and tourism world.

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