South Dakota Travel Professionals E-newsletter – December 2019

Roadside Attractions in South Dakota

When it comes to classic roadside attractions, South Dakota boasts some of the best, including Wall Drug and the World’s Only Corn Palace. Nostalgic, kitschy and always memorable, our roadside stops are one-of-a-kind experiences definitely worth a snapshot (or twelve) for those social media vacation moments.

Porter Sculpture Park


The sight of an enormous bull’s head rising out of the prairie beside Interstate 90 will make you want to pull off and check out Porter Sculpture Park. Quirky and fanciful metal creations from South Dakota sculptor Wayne Porter are scattered along a grassy walking path. The park is open late May through early September.


Explore Aberdeen’s Storybook land, where the admission is $0 for unlimited family fun. Visitors can also see characters and settings from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in the park’s Land of Oz. A castle in the center of the park hosts events and a train ride circles the area. Storybook Land is open mid-April through mid-October, with full services available late May through early September. Adjacent Wylie Park offers camping, swimming, bumper boats, mini-golf and go karts.


NYC & Company – Travel Trade Newsletter – December 2019

Holidays in NYC

No one celebrates the holiday season like New York. Whether it’s the colorful balloons floating through the City during the Thanksgiving Day Parade, the bright lights of the famous Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree or the incomparable excitement of a million revelers coming together to watch the ball drop during the world’s biggest New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square, all eyes are on NYC during the most wonderful time of the year.

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NYC & Company – Travel Trade Newsletter – November 2019

Holidays in NYC

New York City is downright magical during the fall-winter holiday season, with highlights including the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the New Year’s Eve ball drop in Times Square. Here’s everything you need to know to sell clients on visiting the City during the holidays.

Happy New Year

New York City is always changing, which makes it the perfect destination for both first-time visitors and travelers who think they have seen it all. From the all-new Museum of Broadway in Times Square to Staten Island’s first artisanal food hall, there’s a lot to look forward to in 2020. Here are just some of the highlights.

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NYC & Company – Travel Trade Newsletter – October 2019

Annual Sports Events in NYC

New York City is where some of the world’s most celebrated athletes compete for glory in annual events like the US Open Tennis Championships and the TCS New York City Marathon. A great performance in New York City can forever mark a competitor as one of the greats, and our crowds are some of the most passionate and intense anywhere. No matter what time of year they visit, your clients are sure to enjoy the action at these major sporting events.

Special Deals for Travel Agents

NYC & Company’s Travel Trade Pass, available to certified travel professionals, offers discounts on accommodations, attractions, dining, museums and more throughout the City’s five boroughs. Here’s a preview of just some of the benefits available when you qualify.

South Dakota Travel Professionals E-newsletter – October 2019

South Dakota’s Fall Hiking Scene

Explore wooded trails, climb rugged peaks, or walk through native prairie grasses. Countless trails lead to scenic landscapes, thundering waterfalls, and invigorating overlooks. Conquer a hiking trail in South Dakota and the journey stays with you forever.

Good Earth State Park – Southeast

Good Earth State Park, located southeast of Sioux Falls, is an important cultural and historical site as well as a unique nature retreat adjacent to the most developed and populated part of our state. The site itself is one of the oldest sites of long-term human habitation in the United States.


NYC & Company – Travel Trade Newsletter – September 2019

What to do in NYC This Winter

With holiday lights twinkling in the branches and piping-hot roasted chestnuts for sale on street corners, there’s no place like New York City in the winter. Here’s what your clients can do in all five of the City’s boroughs during the colder months.

Become an NYC Destination Expert

Learn to sell the City like a native with NYC & Company’s free, on-demand webinars, which are designed especially for travel trade professionals.

Alaska Travel Trade News: Must do list for Fall – August 2019

In Anchorage, the first signs of fall are visible in mid-August. A few yellow leaves begin to fall and the days end with vibrant sunsets and dark night skies – perfect for northern lights viewing. It’s a great time to visit and there’s still so much to see and do. Explore this top 10 fall travel ideas.

Farmers markets are wildly popular in Anchorage and during late summer a bounty of fresh vegetables appear, as local farmers harvest their crops. Your clients will love the variety of produce, and other locally made items found at our various markets located throughout the city.

Orlando Travel Academy – OrlandoTradeInsider – August 2019

Our Newest Experiences Are Here!

Autumn is going to be awesome in Orlando — especially with your customers here! We’re kicking off the season with fall festivals and Halloween events, and Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure™ at Universal Orlando Resort is already providing plenty of reasons to visit. Plus, get a breakdown of everything we’ve added over the past five years. Don’t let your clients settle for a second-best travel destination. Send them to Orlando! Plus, be sure to check out our all-new Orlando Travel Academy, featuring an updated course with fresh content and modules, amazing benefits and interactive games. Take this valuable, free course today!


NYC & Company – Travel Trade Newsletter – August 2019

How much do you know about Manhattan?

Become an expert on Manhattan neighborhoods like Harlem, the Flatiron District, the Lower East Side and the Upper West Side with this free webinar designed especially for travel trade professionals.

Selling NYC Broadway Week

NYC Broadway Week returns September 3–16, and consumers can already browse shows and book their 2-for-1 tickets. Our tool kit has images and logos travel professionals can use in their own marketing communications.

2019 Brand USA Video Storytelling Awards – August 2019


Brand USA announced winners of the first-ever Brand USA Video Storytelling Award during the ESTO Destination Day Lunch. Brand USA President and CEO Christopher L. Thompson presented the awards to representatives from Destination DC and New Mexico Tourism Department in recognition of their compelling and inspiring video content. Learn more about the award winners, and watch their videos, below:

Destination DC “The Arts District, Washington, DC” Video Series:
Culture is a unique lens by which to discover a destination and Destination DC used its creative voices to bring the city to life in its video series, “Explore the Arts District in Washington, DC.”