Consul General Jim Dickmeyer welcomed a networking reception for I Love New York, New York State Division of Tourism in Toronto on April 15, 2015. Representatives of Canadian travel media publications and the travel trade (tour operators) met with destinations from New York State and had an opportunity to get familiar with the New York State destinations.
Out of 75 million visitors from around the world who traveled to the United States in 2014, the top country of origin for tourists continued to be Canada. New York State is the 2nd most popular state for Canadian visitation with over 4 million visitors in 2014 and over US$1.7 billion (3rd highest) spent by Canadians. During the event, I Love New York, New York State Division of Tourism also introduced unique and not so well known ways of enjoying New York State. 1000 Islands International Tourism Council, Finger Lakes Visitors Connection, Greek Peak Mountain Resort, VisitRochester, VisitSyracuse and many others introduced the guests to the different options for the Canadian visitors to explore deeper into New York State.
New York State features 11 beautiful vacation regions. New York’s attractions feature landmarks such as Niagara Falls, the largest park in the continental U.S. in the Adirondacks and treasures such as the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown and the Corning Museum of Glass. New York State offers diverse activities for all: fishing, hiking and boating, year-round festivals and exploring the rich history and culture of one of the 13 original colonies. Visitors also enjoy the fine cuisine, beverage trails and farm-to-table fresh foods.