Category: Tourism

State launches form to report violators of NY’s travel ban to places with high infection rate

State launches form to report violators of NY’s travel ban to places with high infection rate

New York State has set up a way for residents to report violators of the new travel advisory issued to include more states this week. Initially the restriction, which states that anyone traveling outside of New York to a state with a ... MORE
DAILY DEBRIEF: Unguided tours will begin Saturday at Deer Haven Park, even as tour app remains in development

DAILY DEBRIEF: Unguided tours will begin Saturday at Deer Haven Park, even as tour app remains in development

By Gabriel Pietrorazio What’s the deal with Deer Haven Park? Is Saturday’s reopening of Deer Haven Park in danger? Truman Bells, the overseer of the new touring service at Deer Haven Park in Romulus spoke exclusively with FingerLakes1.com less than one day ... MORE
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Finger Lakes, Central New York could get to ‘Phase 3’ by end of week

Finger Lakes, Central New York could get to ‘Phase 3’ by end of week

Another step this week? While there hasn’t been any official word, it’s possible that the Finger Lakes, Southern Tier, and Central New York could enter the third phase of reopening on Friday. Phase three includes indoor dining for restaurants, and personal care ... MORE
Fewer motorists means more speeders on highways and local roads

Fewer motorists means more speeders on highways and local roads

Fewer motorists means more speeding. “Speed equals death,” said New York State Trooper James O’Callaghan, who spoke with 13WHAM-TV. The GHSA reports that more drivers are reaching dangerous speeds on highways across the state. Even on neighborhood streets, the lack of traffic ... MORE
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INSIDE THE FLX: Finger Lakes Works talks opportunities during pandemic (podcast)

The Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board, or Finger Lakes Works for short, is contending with some of the biggest questions the region faces moving forward. In particular, they are wrestling with questions about workforce makeup following the pandemic. As the economy reopens ... MORE
Canadian border will remain locked down for at least 30 days, likely longer

Canadian border will remain locked down for at least 30 days, likely longer

The United States and Canada have agreed to extend border restrictions for another 30 days, as the Coronavirus pandemic continues to rock both nations. The border is effectively closed for the next 30 days, although officials from both countries believe it will ... MORE
Coronavirus, News, Tourism
MRB named part of statewide group to lead economic recovery efforts with Empire State Development

MRB named part of statewide group to lead economic recovery efforts with Empire State Development

MRB Group will play a major role in economic recovery across New York State, after being named to work as part of a team led by the Center for Governmental Research. President Ryan Colvin, PE, said his firm had been selected as ... MORE
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Golf courses added to non-essential list by Cuomo, ordered to close through April 29th

Golf courses added to non-essential list by Cuomo, ordered to close through April 29th

Golf courses have been deemed non-essential, under Governor Andrew Cuomo’s latest refresh of the executive order that shut down most of the nation’s economy. The revised order, which was publicized on Thursday, removed golf courses and ordered their closure through April 29th ... MORE
DAILY DEBRIEF: How quickly did the economy shift in the last 45 days? (podcast)

DAILY DEBRIEF: How quickly did the economy shift in the last 45 days? (podcast)

– By Josh Durso At this point it’s almost impossible to find an area of life that hasn’t been impacted by the coronavirus, or COVID-19. Here across New York, non-essential retail has been shut down for more than two weeks, restaurants and ... MORE
Tourism reps say region is taking a hit right now

Tourism reps say region is taking a hit right now

The tourism industry is taking a hit right now. And it looks like it could experience a loss over the next several months, as social distancing protocols are followed around New York and in neighboring states. Valerie Knoblauch leads the Finger Lakes ... MORE
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INSIDE THE FLX: Mark Palmieri talks impact of COVID-19 on small businesses in Geneva (podcast)

It is truly rare for an entire economy to stop. Except that is essentially what we’ve seen in response to the Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19. The pandemic that started in China, spread to other European countries like Italy with devastating result — ... MORE
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Cuomo signs limo safety package into law, prompting swift changes across NYS

A package of legislation aimed at making limousines safer across New York has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The 10-point package includes new safety regulations such as: seatbelt requirements, immobilization of defective limousines, increased penalties for illegal U-turns, GPS ... MORE
Cuomo signs bill exempting flights of beer from sales tax

Cuomo signs bill exempting flights of beer from sales tax

The beer and wine industry is getting a boost, thanks to legislation signed into law by Governor Andre Cuomo. Both the beer and wine Industry generate billions of dollars in taxes and lawmakers have been looking for ways to help them grow ... MORE
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Region sees significant growth in sales tax collection between 2018-19

Sales tax collection over the last two years has grown. With the continued success of the various tourism industries in the Finger Lakes - most counties saw an increase of some kind. That said, Seneca and Yates counties saw the biggest increase ... MORE
Study says del Lago Resort & Casino had $270M economic impact in 2019

Study says del Lago Resort & Casino had $270M economic impact in 2019

Things are going well if you ask the folks who run Del Lago Resort & Casino in Tyre. CEO Brent Stevens told the Finger Lakes Times that the casino is meeting its benchmarks. A recent report highlighted a $270 million economic impact ... MORE