Category: Tourism

National Guard troops appear at Rochester, Syracuse airports to enforce quarantine mandates from NYS

National Guard troops appear at Rochester, Syracuse airports to enforce quarantine mandates from NYS

This week the New York State Army and Air National Guard began assisting with registering travelers as they flew into the Greater Rochester International Airport. The change comes as states around New York begin to see upticks in COVID-19 cases. The concern, ... MORE
Despite $38B loss to tourism industry across New

Despite $38B loss to tourism industry across New York, some regions like the FLX saw signs of life this summer, fall

The loss is approximately $38 billion, according to Tourism Economics, which is an Oxford Economics Company. It means a 72% decline since March 1st in the tourism space, which includes hotels, restaurants, museums, and other items across New York State. That said, ... MORE
WEEKEND DEBRIEF: NY’s new rules for governing shut downs, theaters still shut down, and future of Farm Days (podcast)

WEEKEND DEBRIEF: NY’s new rules for governing shut downs, theaters still shut down, and future of Farm Days (podcast)

This week it’s all about the changes that are happening at the state and local level as fallout from the Coronavirus Pandemic continues to be evident. The state has new plans for how businesses will be shut down when cases rise, one ... MORE
WATCH: Village of Newark Erie Canal Trail Ribbon Cutting (video)

WATCH: Village of Newark Erie Canal Trail Ribbon Cutting (video)

Village of Newark Mayor Jonathan Taylor and the Village Board of Trustees host a ceremonial ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of the Canal Trail, part of the Empire State Trail system on Thursday morning at the Edgett Street Pedestrian Bridge.  ... MORE
CDC says 11,000 could have been exposed to COVID-19 on flights

CDC says 11,000 could have been exposed to COVID-19 on flights

New reporting from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests that nearly 11,000 people were potentially exposed to the Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19 on flights without realizing it. The CDC said that some of those travelers likely fell ill, but also ... MORE
Health, News, Tourism
Seneca County Chamber of Commerce releases 2020-21 visitors guide

Seneca County Chamber of Commerce releases 2020-21 visitors guide

The Seneca County Chamber of Commerce announced the release of its 2020-21 visitor guide and digital flip-book this week. The publication is dedicated to promoting tourism in Seneca County and the Finger Lakes region. “We are very proud of this commemorative edition,” ... MORE
Life, Seneca County, Tourism
Winery & vineyard insurance… So many different coverage options

Winery & vineyard insurance… So many different coverage options

This post is sponsored by Agri-Services Agency. All farms and agribusinesses face challenges but wineries and vineyards have added risks that can cause even more stress. You have farm exposures like buildings, equipment, chemicals and crops but you also have the risks ... MORE
Business, News, Tourism
DAILY DEBRIEF: Has economic recovery lagged or stalled in the Finger Lakes? (podcast)

DAILY DEBRIEF: Has economic recovery lagged or stalled in the Finger Lakes? (podcast)

Summer is quickly drawing to a close, and as people in the Greater Rochester and Finger Lakes region look forward to the fall – one of the biggest questions – if not about a potential second wave – has to do with ... MORE
Two more states added to Cuomo's travel advisory list

Two more states added to Cuomo’s travel advisory list

On Tuesday, Governor Andrew Cuomo  announced that two additional states meet the metrics to qualify for the travel advisory requiring individuals who have traveled to New York from those states, all of which have significant community spread, to quarantine for 14 days ... MORE
Coronavirus, News, Tourism
U.S.-Canada border will stay closed through mid-September, per Homeland Security

Border between U.S., Canada will stay shut down for another month

The border between the United States and Canada is staying shut down, according to officials. Non-essential travel between the two counties through the northern U.S. border was extended another month. It now runs until at least September 21st. The U.S. Department of ... MORE
News, Politics, Tourism, Traffic
Hospitality industry saw 40% of all excess unemployment during COVID-19 pandemic

Hospitality industry saw 40% of all excess unemployment during COVID-19 pandemic

Workers in the leisure and hospitality industry were hardest hit during the Coronavirus Pandemic. They accounted for one-third of recent job losses in the U.S. Despite being just 11% of the pre-pandemic workforce, a full 40% of all excess unemployment was centered ... MORE
Business, News, Tourism
State will appeal

State will appeal federal ruling allowing more than 50 people at weddings, seeking temporary restraining order

New York officials are challenging a federal judge’s ruling allowing two couples to have more than 50 people at their weddings despite New York’s pandemic restrictions. U.S. District Judge Glenn T. Suddaby issued a preliminary injunction Friday that allowed a western New ... MORE
New York State, News, Tourism
Hawaii, South Dakota added to NYS travel list, four others removed

Hawaii, South Dakota added to NYS travel list, four others removed

On Tuesday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that two additional states and Virgin Islands meet the metrics to qualify for the travel advisory requiring individuals who have traveled to New York from those areas, all of which have significant community spread, to quarantine ... MORE
More states added to New York quarantine list

Trying to travel? More states added to New York’s quarantine list

New York is now requiring that travelers from three states additional states, along with Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C., will now have to self-quarantine for 14 days when arriving in New York State, according to Governor Andrew Cuomo. The new states on ... MORE
New York State, News, Tourism
Wine industry deals with being lumped in with bars, restaurants amid new mandates for food service

Wine industry deals with being lumped in with bars, restaurants amid new mandates for food service

The Coronavirus Pandemic has resulted in big shifts in the way businesses operate. New guidance and regulations have been coming out on a weekly basis from Albany, resulting in a lot of confusion among certain industries. The wine and craft beverage industry ... MORE