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Finger Lakes Wine Country

Finger Lakes Wine Country

View Sponsor profile Visit Sponsor Website See the beauty. Feel the history. Taste the wine. Escape in every sense. Take a moment to discover a region with rich natural beauty, deep roots in history, and a passion for life's simple pleasures. Take a scenic drive, kayak, hike among waterfalls, swim in a cool lake, or feel the rush of auto racing. Discover your next exciting adventure in Finger Lakes Wine Country. Finger Lakes Wine Country is one of the most affordable and beautiful wine country destinations in North America with three wine trails, more than 100 wineries, over 200 accommodations, and more than 400 unique things to do including shopping and dining experiences, world-class museums, and a local culture that is both warm and welcoming. The region is a short drive, ranging from three to five hours, from most major cities in the Northeast including: Boston, Cleveland, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Toronto. The Finger Lakes AVA (American Viticultural Area) The Finger Lakes region contains over 100 wineries and is a source of world-class cool climate wines, particularly Riesling. Quality factors include vineyards that slope down to deep, glaciated lakes, providing a favorable micro climate and soils for the growth of premium vinifera wine grapes. These same lakes and hillsides provide the beautiful vistas of the Finger Lakes region that attract visitors in growing numbers. Get more facts and figures about the Finger Lakes AVA by visiting FingerLakesWineAlliance.com.

Corning Museum of Glass

Corning Museum of Glass

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website Think You Know About Glass? Think Again! “Wow, I had no idea.” It’s as if that phrase echoes throughout the galleries of The Corning Museum of Glass. Visitors old and young alike seem stunned by what they discover soon after walking through the door. Whatever preconceived notions they were entertaining pale in comparison to the ethereal beauty that’s found in the Contemporary Art + Design Wing, just steps from the Admissions Lobby. Think about your interactions with glass every day. You drink your juice out of it in the morning. You look through it when you peer out a window. You cook with it when you make a casserole. But did you also realize you carry it around with you every day? I’m not talking about the eye glasses on your face that help to magnify the world around you—I mean the glass in your pocket that allows you access to a world of information literally at your fingertips. From the screens of smartphones to the display glass on computer and TV screens, and even the fiber optic technology that enables it all, glass is the transparent material that connects our lives. Who knew, right? Are you already thinking about glass a little differently? That’s our goal at The Corning Museum of Glass. We tell the story of a single, transformative material. You may arrive at the Museum thinking you’ll see a Pyrex display or learn about the history of the lightbulb, but—if we do our job right—you’ll leave having just seen glass in an entirely new light. Here’s a few fun facts that might surprise you about The Corning Museum of Glass: The average visit is nearly five hours! Come find out why. Admission is valid for two consecutive days and kids 17 and under are free. CMoG has 50,000 objects in its collection, spanning 35 centuries. From floor-to-ceiling contemporary displays to meticulously crafted works from Mesopotamia, you’ll be amazed by the many forms glass can take—and by what skilled craftsmen can do with a material comprised mainly of hot sand. The Amphitheater Hot Shop is the world’s largest space in which to watch a glassblowing demo—and they happen all day, every day. You might get lucky during your visit and catch guest artists from across the world making amazingly complex creations. You can make your own glass! Yes, that’s right—at The Studio, you can work with a material hotter than volcanic lava. Choose from blown glass ornaments, pulled flowers, flameworked beads, fused glass picture frames and more. There’s nothing quite as special as a handmade souvenir. (Projects available for all ages for an additional fee.) And that’s just the beginning. During your visit to The Corning Museum of Glass, I dare you not to utter the phrase, “I had no idea!” And when you do, share what surprised you: #IHadNoIdea. Visit CMoG.org to plan your visit!


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Steuben County Conference & Visitors Bureau

Steuben County Conference & Visitors Bureau

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Huntsville Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Huntsville Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau

View Sponsor profile Visit Sponsor Website Before and during the Civil War, Huntsville was a center for railroad and river-based trade and commerce. The Tennessee River remains a favorite local spot for summertime fun. Even now, we boast one of the nation’s oldest existing railroad depots where Civil War-era graffiti still marks the walls from the Confederate soldiers who were held captive there. Unlike many Southern communities during the Civil War, Huntsville's buildings were mostly spared from destruction – leaving the Rocket City with one of the largest concentrations of antebellum homes in the South. The heart of this historic area is called Twickenham. Look at the structures across town and you’ll see a beautiful collection of antebellum homes, renovated manufacturing mills, iconic Greek Revival-style buildings, a perfectly preserved down-home hardware store – the oldest in the state – and even a few spaceships! Where else can you find that combination? In the middle of the 20th century, our bustling town became a critical support line for the U.S. Army before helping to launch the Space Race with the establishment of NASA and the Marshall Space Flight Center. Space exploration is celebrated across all of Huntsville – we are known as “Rocket City USA” after all – but it’s especially celebrated at Alabama’s most popular attraction, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. Expanding further into science, technology and other industries is Cummings Research Park, the second largest in the nation. Established in 1962, this impressive consortium of more than 300 companies adds a bustling population of engineers, doctors, students and creatives. The history of Huntsville has seen numerous influxes of new faces from all over the world, which makes our history and identity an ever-changing tapestry. From humble beginnings, the “Rocket City” has grown into a future-minded place to live, work, play... and, of course, to visit! Twitter Twitter (2) Facebook Instagram Pinterest Youtube


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Travel Manitoba

Travel Manitoba

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website Welcome to Manitoba, the heart of Canada. Here, you feel like you're in the middle of nowhere, but at the centre of everything. Manitoba is where golden wheat fields meet infinite blue sky. Cool, clean lakes and waterways-all 110,000 of them-beckon the adventurer and the rejuvenator in you. Unexplored parks and forests fill you with the indigenous spirit of our fur-trading past. On the wind-swept tundra learn more about wildlife and yourself than you'd ever imagined. Winnipeg is our cultural oasis. A capital city renowned for world-class performing arts and lively gatherings-all offered with an air of modesty and down-home hospitality.

Allianz Global Assistance

Allianz Global Assistance

View Sponsor profile Visit Sponsor Website Allianz Global Assistance is a world leader in the travel insurance and assistance industry because we really do help people—anytime, anywhere. As a principal provider of travel insurance, corporate assistance, and concierge services, we can help our customers find solutions to any travel-related problem. Our partners number in the thousands and include travel agencies, airlines, resorts, websites, event ticket brokers, corporations, universities and credit card companies. Allianz Global Assistance is owned by Allianz SE, the world’s largest diversified insurance company. Thanks to the scale of our parent company, we can provide innovative products with worldwide coverage at a competitive rate. Look for the Allianz Global Assistance logo every time you book a trip, purchase show tickets or register for an event. Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest Hashtags: #TravelHappy and #TravelConfident

Yates County Chamber of Commerce

Yates County Chamber of Commerce

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Watkins Glen/Schuyler County

Watkins Glen/Schuyler County

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Mark Twain Country/Chemung County

Mark Twain Country/Chemung County

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Awin, Inc.

Awin, Inc.

View Sponsor profile Visit Sponsor Website Awin is a global affiliate network and the new name for Affiliate Window and zanox. With 15 offices worldwide, 900 employees, 100,000 contributing publishers and 6,000 advertisers, Awin connects customers with brands in over 180 countries around the globe. Operating across the retail, telecommunications, travel and finance verticals, Awin generated $6.7 billion in revenue for its advertisers and $406 million for its publishers in the last financial year

Hemsworth Communications

Hemsworth Communications

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with an office in Atlanta, Georgia. Hemsworth Communications is one of the fastest-growing full-service public relations agencies servicing the travel, tourism and hospitality industries. A boutique-sized firm with an impressive background and global reach, Hemsworth combines unprecedented passion, insight and connections to surpass client expectations. Areas of specialization include branding, corporate communications strategy, media relations, special events, influencer campaigns, thought leadership and more. Hemsworth Communications’ clients include the below, among others: AmaWaterways Bear’s Den Club Best Western Hotels and Resorts Coral Hospitality Driftwood Hospitality Management Exclusive Traveler Club GoBe Hello Locale Margaritaville Holdings Pearl Beach Club Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Sonesta Coconut Grove #HemsworthPR Instagram Facebook LinkedIn


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TravelMedia.ie

TravelMedia.ie

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website TravelMedia.ie is a travel specialist full service PR, marketing, SEO, events, communications, content marketing and representation company, founded in 2006, and managed by Michael Collins. TravelMedia.ie started as an Ireland market only traditional PR company. In 2012 TravelMedia.ie pivoted to become a digital first travel specialist PR agency, focused on the European market. TravelMedia.ie is still based in Dublin (via London and Paris), but services clients throughout Europe and further afield, e.g. TUI, Phocuswright, Atout France, SAS, Interhome, and Greenlife Tours.


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Travel Manitoba

Travel Manitoba

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website Welcome to Manitoba, the heart of Canada. Here, you feel like you're in the middle of nowhere, but at the centre of everything. Manitoba is where golden wheat fields meet infinite blue sky. Cool, clean lakes and waterways-all 110,000 of them-beckon the adventurer and the rejuvenator in you. Unexplored parks and forests fill you with the indigenous spirit of our fur-trading past. On the wind-swept tundra learn more about wildlife and yourself than you'd ever imagined. Winnipeg is our cultural oasis. A capital city renowned for world-class performing arts and lively gatherings-all offered with an air of modesty and down-home hospitality.

Allianz Global Assistance

Allianz Global Assistance

View Sponsor profile Visit Sponsor Website Allianz Global Assistance is a world leader in the travel insurance and assistance industry because we really do help people—anytime, anywhere. As a principal provider of travel insurance, corporate assistance, and concierge services, we can help our customers find solutions to any travel-related problem. Our partners number in the thousands and include travel agencies, airlines, resorts, websites, event ticket brokers, corporations, universities and credit card companies. Allianz Global Assistance is owned by Allianz SE, the world’s largest diversified insurance company. Thanks to the scale of our parent company, we can provide innovative products with worldwide coverage at a competitive rate. Look for the Allianz Global Assistance logo every time you book a trip, purchase show tickets or register for an event. Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest Hashtags: #TravelHappy and #TravelConfident

Steuben County Conference & Visitors Bureau

Steuben County Conference & Visitors Bureau

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Yates County Chamber of Commerce

Yates County Chamber of Commerce

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Watkins Glen/Schuyler County

Watkins Glen/Schuyler County

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Mark Twain Country/Chemung County

Mark Twain Country/Chemung County

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Awin, Inc.

Awin, Inc.

View Sponsor profile Visit Sponsor Website Awin is a global affiliate network and the new name for Affiliate Window and zanox. With 15 offices worldwide, 900 employees, 100,000 contributing publishers and 6,000 advertisers, Awin connects customers with brands in over 180 countries around the globe. Operating across the retail, telecommunications, travel and finance verticals, Awin generated $6.7 billion in revenue for its advertisers and $406 million for its publishers in the last financial year

Huntsville Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Huntsville Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau

View Sponsor profile Visit Sponsor Website Before and during the Civil War, Huntsville was a center for railroad and river-based trade and commerce. The Tennessee River remains a favorite local spot for summertime fun. Even now, we boast one of the nation’s oldest existing railroad depots where Civil War-era graffiti still marks the walls from the Confederate soldiers who were held captive there. Unlike many Southern communities during the Civil War, Huntsville's buildings were mostly spared from destruction – leaving the Rocket City with one of the largest concentrations of antebellum homes in the South. The heart of this historic area is called Twickenham. Look at the structures across town and you’ll see a beautiful collection of antebellum homes, renovated manufacturing mills, iconic Greek Revival-style buildings, a perfectly preserved down-home hardware store – the oldest in the state – and even a few spaceships! Where else can you find that combination? In the middle of the 20th century, our bustling town became a critical support line for the U.S. Army before helping to launch the Space Race with the establishment of NASA and the Marshall Space Flight Center. Space exploration is celebrated across all of Huntsville – we are known as “Rocket City USA” after all – but it’s especially celebrated at Alabama’s most popular attraction, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. Expanding further into science, technology and other industries is Cummings Research Park, the second largest in the nation. Established in 1962, this impressive consortium of more than 300 companies adds a bustling population of engineers, doctors, students and creatives. The history of Huntsville has seen numerous influxes of new faces from all over the world, which makes our history and identity an ever-changing tapestry. From humble beginnings, the “Rocket City” has grown into a future-minded place to live, work, play... and, of course, to visit! Twitter Twitter (2) Facebook Instagram Pinterest Youtube

Finger Lakes Wine Country

Finger Lakes Wine Country

View Sponsor profile Visit Sponsor Website See the beauty. Feel the history. Taste the wine. Escape in every sense. Take a moment to discover a region with rich natural beauty, deep roots in history, and a passion for life's simple pleasures. Take a scenic drive, kayak, hike among waterfalls, swim in a cool lake, or feel the rush of auto racing. Discover your next exciting adventure in Finger Lakes Wine Country. Finger Lakes Wine Country is one of the most affordable and beautiful wine country destinations in North America with three wine trails, more than 100 wineries, over 200 accommodations, and more than 400 unique things to do including shopping and dining experiences, world-class museums, and a local culture that is both warm and welcoming. The region is a short drive, ranging from three to five hours, from most major cities in the Northeast including: Boston, Cleveland, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Toronto. The Finger Lakes AVA (American Viticultural Area) The Finger Lakes region contains over 100 wineries and is a source of world-class cool climate wines, particularly Riesling. Quality factors include vineyards that slope down to deep, glaciated lakes, providing a favorable micro climate and soils for the growth of premium vinifera wine grapes. These same lakes and hillsides provide the beautiful vistas of the Finger Lakes region that attract visitors in growing numbers. Get more facts and figures about the Finger Lakes AVA by visiting FingerLakesWineAlliance.com.

Corning Museum of Glass

Corning Museum of Glass

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website Think You Know About Glass? Think Again! “Wow, I had no idea.” It’s as if that phrase echoes throughout the galleries of The Corning Museum of Glass. Visitors old and young alike seem stunned by what they discover soon after walking through the door. Whatever preconceived notions they were entertaining pale in comparison to the ethereal beauty that’s found in the Contemporary Art + Design Wing, just steps from the Admissions Lobby. Think about your interactions with glass every day. You drink your juice out of it in the morning. You look through it when you peer out a window. You cook with it when you make a casserole. But did you also realize you carry it around with you every day? I’m not talking about the eye glasses on your face that help to magnify the world around you—I mean the glass in your pocket that allows you access to a world of information literally at your fingertips. From the screens of smartphones to the display glass on computer and TV screens, and even the fiber optic technology that enables it all, glass is the transparent material that connects our lives. Who knew, right? Are you already thinking about glass a little differently? That’s our goal at The Corning Museum of Glass. We tell the story of a single, transformative material. You may arrive at the Museum thinking you’ll see a Pyrex display or learn about the history of the lightbulb, but—if we do our job right—you’ll leave having just seen glass in an entirely new light. Here’s a few fun facts that might surprise you about The Corning Museum of Glass: The average visit is nearly five hours! Come find out why. Admission is valid for two consecutive days and kids 17 and under are free. CMoG has 50,000 objects in its collection, spanning 35 centuries. From floor-to-ceiling contemporary displays to meticulously crafted works from Mesopotamia, you’ll be amazed by the many forms glass can take—and by what skilled craftsmen can do with a material comprised mainly of hot sand. The Amphitheater Hot Shop is the world’s largest space in which to watch a glassblowing demo—and they happen all day, every day. You might get lucky during your visit and catch guest artists from across the world making amazingly complex creations. You can make your own glass! Yes, that’s right—at The Studio, you can work with a material hotter than volcanic lava. Choose from blown glass ornaments, pulled flowers, flameworked beads, fused glass picture frames and more. There’s nothing quite as special as a handmade souvenir. (Projects available for all ages for an additional fee.) And that’s just the beginning. During your visit to The Corning Museum of Glass, I dare you not to utter the phrase, “I had no idea!” And when you do, share what surprised you: #IHadNoIdea. Visit CMoG.org to plan your visit!

Hemsworth Communications

Hemsworth Communications

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with an office in Atlanta, Georgia. Hemsworth Communications is one of the fastest-growing full-service public relations agencies servicing the travel, tourism and hospitality industries. A boutique-sized firm with an impressive background and global reach, Hemsworth combines unprecedented passion, insight and connections to surpass client expectations. Areas of specialization include branding, corporate communications strategy, media relations, special events, influencer campaigns, thought leadership and more. Hemsworth Communications’ clients include the below, among others: AmaWaterways Bear’s Den Club Best Western Hotels and Resorts Coral Hospitality Driftwood Hospitality Management Exclusive Traveler Club GoBe Hello Locale Margaritaville Holdings Pearl Beach Club Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Sonesta Coconut Grove #HemsworthPR Instagram Facebook LinkedIn