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Visit Rochester promotes ‘Rediscover Rochester’ (access required)


Visit Rochester is encouraging local residents to stay local and be tourists in their own town. The official tourism promotion agency for Monroe County wants Rochesterians to “rediscover Rochester” as more businesses continue to open. The Rediscover Rochester initiative is ...

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Visit Rochester to provide safety pledge tool to tourism industry (access required)


Visit Rochester has introduced a new tool for the tourism and hospitality industry. ROC Ready Promise is a tool for Rochester-area tourism businesses to communicate their compliance with public health recommendations to keep employees, customers and guests safe. The visual ...

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Ontario County tourism, hospitality industry has new source for reopening

Valerie Knoblauch

The Finger Lakes Visitors Connection has produced an online Digital Recovery Toolkit to help small businesses understand and put in place the reopening guidelines for the economy. The Toolkit was designed as a resource center for the tourism industry to ...

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Canal reimagining gets $300 million in funding including project in Brockport (access required)

Erie Canal in Rochester
(Photo:  Velvet Spicer)

The New York Power Authority board of trustees has approved $300 million in funding for the Reimagine the Canals initiative. The program was first announced in fall 2017 at the World Canals Conference in Syracuse as the state celebrated the ...

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Finger Lakes Airbnb hosts earned $3.6 million last summer (access required)


Airbnb’s Finger Lakes host community earned a combined $3.6 million and welcomed some 17,100 guests during the biggest weekends last summer. Airbnb, the world’s leading community-driven hospitality company, said during the five biggest weekends of 2019, hosts in the Finger Lakes ...

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Wayne County gears up for apple tourism in October (access required)


Apple producers in Wayne County are readying their farm stands, cideries and other apple-oriented businesses for the annual Wayne County Apple Tasting Tour in October. The tour lasts the entire month of October, hosted by 12 Wayne County businesses. Special ...

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Time for ice cream in the Finger Lakes (access required)


Just in time for National Ice Cream Month in July, the Finger Lakes Regional Tourism Council is releasing a list of ice cream shops in the Finger lakes region that will help people celebrate. The list of 20 shops reveals ...

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