Category: Tourism

FL1 DAILY: Wayne County Chairman Ken Miller talks about what’s coming in 2021 (podcast)

FL1 DAILY: How did CSX, Ginna help Wayne County prepare for Coronavirus Pandemic? (podcast)

This week we’re featuring two parts of our upcoming Sunday Conversation with Wayne County Board of Supervisors Chairman Ken Miller. He serves as Palmyra Town Supervisor as well, and spoke with us about his outlook on 2021 – addressing some of the ... MORE
AAA: Majority of Americans will not travel this Christmas, as COVID-19 surges

AAA: Majority of Americans will not travel this Christmas, as COVID-19 surges

AAA Travel expects the vast majority of Americans to stay home this holiday season. Public health concerns and travel guidance are influencing their decisions not to travel over the year-end holidays, a period that typically sees high demand for vacations. While AAA ... MORE
Major construction underway to prevent future flooding in Sodus Point

Major construction underway to prevent future flooding in Sodus Point

Work is underway to protect homes and businesses in Sodus Point from flooding along Lake Ontario. There was devastating flooding all along the southern shores of Lake Ontario in 2017 and 2019. The project is part of the state’s Resiliency and Economic ... MORE
Major questions remain as New York begins new travel restriction program this week

Major questions remain as New York begins new travel restriction program this week

On Wednesday the state’s new quarantine travel policy takes hold. For the spring, summer, and fall travelers have been required to quarantine for 14-days after entering the state. Governor Andrew Cuomo had suggested that a new policy could be coming, and sure ... MORE
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
New York State, News, Tourism
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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
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