Showcasing that New York has a lot more to offer than just the Big Apple, “skyscrapers and Liberty,” Jim Dickmeyer (pictured left), Consul General of the United States, and I LOVE NEW YORK, New York State Division of Tourism, hosted an industry reception with numerous partners at The University Club of Toronto yesterday (April 15).
“There’s no doubt the first thing that comes to mind is skyscrapers, the Statue of Liberty and Times Square, but the fact is New York is much more than that,” said Markly Wilson (pictured right), director of international marketing for the New York State Division of Tourism.
Among those on hand to present more off-the-beaten-path vacationing ideas in New York were representatives from Visit the Adirondacks, Haunted History Trail of New York State, Go Wyoming, Visit Syracuse, A Welcome Surprise, Country Byways, 1000 Islands, Lake Placid CVB, Visit Rochester, Greek Peak Mountain Resort and Finger Lakes Visitors Connection.
Wilson made a point of noting just how important the Canadian market is to the state.
“You deliver more visitors to New York than any other place in the world,” he said. “In addition to that, they spend more money than people from any other country, so does that not make you important? Of course it does.”
He added that New York tourism’s commitment to Canada is incredible and “greater than it has ever been.”