12:30 pm
Mon December 17, 2012

Tourism Report Indicates Rebound

Walking in Burke Hollow
Credit Photographer Dennis Curran /

A new report prepared for the Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing is showing  a resurgence in that sector with tourists visiting the state spending more.

The report shows that while the number of visitors to Vermont since 2009 increased 1-point-8 percent, visitor spending has jumped 19-point-4 percent.
Most of the increase in spending from the 14 million visitors to the state was for lodging and food.

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New York News
5:10 pm
Wed November 21, 2012

Northern NY City Deploys Hi Tech Tourism Technology

Plattsburgh City Hall
Credit WAMC

The city of Plattsburgh is deploying high technology information kiosks to enhance tourism opportunities in the city

City officials announced Wednesday that a network of walk-up touchscreen kiosks will be installed in the city.  

The PlattInfo screens will provide information in English and French on restaurants, shopping, venues, events and points of interest in the city.  

Mayor Don Kasprzak says Plattsburgh is one of the first cities to use such technology and it will be made available on the internet and mobile devices.  

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New England News
12:50 pm
Fri July 13, 2012

New President Named For "Big E"

Eugene J Cassidy

The “Big E” has a new boss.  Eugene Cassidy is the new president and C-E-O of the Eastern States Exposition.  The organization has hosted the region’s largest agricultural fair and exposition on its grounds in West Springfield for 95 years.   WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul  Tuthill spoke with Cassidy about what makes the “ Big E” such a big draw through the decades.

Capital District News
7:59 am
Thu May 31, 2012

New York to Bring Back Iconic Tourism Ad Campaign

Governor Andrew Cuomo is attempting to revive New York’s iconic ‘I Love New York’ tourism promotion campaign with some new ads.  The governor says the state not been aggressive enough in its promotions in recent years.  Capitol Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports…

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New England News
4:51 pm
Tue May 29, 2012

Gov.Patrick Asked For More State Funds For Northampton Fairgrounds Project

New horse barns at the Three County Fairgrounds in Northampton, MA

More state funding is being sought to redevelop a major tourist attraction in Western Massachusetts.  Officials made their pitch Tuesday to Governor Deval Patrick for more help for the Three County Fairgrounds in Northampton.  WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.

        Governor Patrick said he was impressed by the progress made so far on what is planned as a $50 million dollar project to develop a facility capable of hosting events year round. But he stopped short of a firm commitment of more state money.

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