NATIONAL TOURISM WEEK, MAY 12-20
Each May communities across the nation celebrate National Tourism Week with special events to highlight the importance of tourism to the economy. The main focus of National Tourism Week is to promote a wider understanding of travel and tourism as a major U.S. industry that is vital to the economic stability and growth of the United States and contributes substantially to its cultural and social well being.
Looking at the economic benefit of tourism; more than 20 million people visit New York’s Finger Lakes each year with spending by overnight leisure visitors adding more than $2 billion annually to the regional economy. In Cayuga County alone, tourism is responsible for 960 jobs.
National Tourism Week is the perfect time to focus on the impact of travel and tourism in our area, thank our visitors for their patronage, honor the employees who serve them and show our pride in the tourism industry.
If you have any special activities or events planned to celebrate National Tourism Week, please let the Tourism Office know so that we can help you promote them.
May 11 at 7:00 PM
An Inconvenient Truth followed by
discussion with Brian Hidy
All events are free and open to the public at
St. James Episcopal Church
96 East Genesee St.
Skaneateles, NY 13152
Welcome to NYS Routes 5 & 20 – your link to the Finger Lakes Region and the Greater Niagara Region!
This 135-mile long corridor that traverses New York State from east to west is a visitor’s dream come true. Yes, Routes 5 and 20 has something for everyone – wine tasting, antique shops, historic sites, theme parks, four-season outdoor recreation, fine dining and lodging, scenic rural landscapes and quaint villages, festivals and theater, … And best of all you’ve gotten off the expressways to take a drive along an Authentic American Road. Don’t forget to stop for a root beer float, a drive-in movie or to just watch the wildlife.
The Skaneateles Merchants’ Association sponsor a quarterly fundraising effort for a local community organization. In April, the Merchants will be raising money for SAVES – our local volunteer ambulance service. SAVES will be moving into their brand new building on Fennell Street this month, but they need help landscaping the new property. The money raised by the Merchants and you, will be used to that end.
How can you help? When you shop at a local merchants’ business between April 21st and April 28th you can put your change in the specially designated box at any partipating merchants’ cash register. Selected Merchants will also be giving you a discount on purchases if you make a donation in the box for SAVES. Ask about it!!
BUY LOCAL – IT PAYS!
Photo by Marianne Angelillo
Located in the heart of Finger Lakes wine country, the Festival, takes place July 20-22, 2007, and promotes New York wines and agricultural products, the top industries of the region. Eighty wineries are slated to attend, in addition to a variety of vendors from throughout the country—representing artisans, jewelers, culinary products, displays and wine accessories.