NYC & Company – Travel Trade Newsletter – Jan 2019

LGBTQ Historical Sites

In June NYC will host WorldPride—the first time ever the celebration will be held in the United States. The festivities will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising and a half century of LGBTQ liberation. Here are just a few of the cultural touchstones spread throughout the City’s five boroughs that hold special appeal for the global LGBTQ community and its allies.

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Happy Holidays from NYC & Company – Dec 2018

Celebrating the Holidays in New York City!

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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South Dakota Travel Professionals E-newsletter – Dec 2018


Show your clients South Dakota’s rich culture and history featured throughout the state.

Dakota Discovery Museum | MITCHELL

The inviting environment features numerous historic artifacts from a time when the way of life came from the land itself. The Dakota Discovery Museum provides entertaining and educational benefits to everyone who walks through the door.

Akta Lakota Museum & Cultural Center | CHAMBERLAIN

The Akta Lakota Museum is more than a traditional museum—it is a living lesson on the Native American way of life. Visitors can enjoy the mini-theater, interactive displays, English-Lakota descriptions, and outdoor Medicine Wheel Garden.


NYC & Company – Travel Trade Newsletter – Nov 2018

Holidays in New York

For nearly a century, New Yorkers—and visitors, of course—have turned out in droves on the fourth Thursday of each November to see the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, a supersized procession of Broadway performers, celebrities and giant floating balloons. The parade runs down Central Park West from 77th Street, then east along Central Park South to Sixth Avenue, where it turns south and ends in front of Macy’s Herald Square.

This year’s parade will take place on Thursday, November 22. If your clients are in town early, they might enjoy viewing the inflation of balloons the night before the parade—another holiday tradition. Crowds gather around the American Museum of Natural History from around 4:30pm until 9:15pm, when the gates close, to watch the enormous helium-filled balloons come to life.

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North Dakota Tourism E-newsletter – Oct 2018

2018 Governor’s Photo Contest Winners Chosen

BISMARCK, N.D. – Steve Silseth’s photo “Pintail” has been named Best in Show in the 15th annual North Dakota Governor’s Photo Contest.

Gov. Doug Burgum recognized the winning photographs and honorable mentions in a ceremony October 10, 2018, in Memorial Hall of the North Dakota Capitol. Joining Burgum for the presentation were North Dakota Tourism Director Sara Otte Coleman and North Dakota Council on the Arts (NDCA) Executive Director Kim Konikow.

In “Pintail,” Silseth captured the moment just before the duck takes flight, leaving a trail of geysers through the water. The photo also took first place in the Wildlife Category and was selected as best from the 1,072 submitted to this year’s contest.