Pre-Conference Press Trips

Discover New York before the conference begins! Media are invited to arrive a few days early, before the conference, to learn more about Central New York.

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Please note: You must be registered for the conference as a media attendee in order to participate in a press trip.

Where Adventure Comes Naturally

Sponsored by Destination Niagara USA

  • Start Date: May 12, 2019
  • End Date: May 14, 2019 (transportation to the conference will be provided)
  • Total Number of Journalists: This trip will host 4 qualified journalists.
  • Arrival Airport: Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF); no later than 11am – 12pm, if possible
  • FAM Activity Level: Moderate

Niagara Falls USA ─ anchored by one of the world’s most astonishing natural wonders ─ is a land of stunning vistas and waterways. You can immerse yourself in living history, skim across the mighty Niagara River in a high-speed jet boat through Class V rapids and discover the local flavors when you dine and explore. The region is dotted with simple goodness of orchards, wineries and breweries offering agri-tourism that will delight nature lovers and foodies alike. Niagara Falls USA offers a remarkable blend of natural beauty and outdoor adventure. Visit us and you will understand why this is where adventure comes naturally. 

Did You Know…..

  • Niagara Falls State Park, established in 1885, is the oldest State Park in the United States.
  • Niagara Wine Trail, USA boasts over 22 wineries, breweries and cideries.
  • One of the oldest surviving United States flags is permanently displayed at Old Fort Niagara. It was captured by the British during the War of 1812.

History on Tap

Sponsored by Visit Rochester and Tour Cayuga

  • Start Date: May 12, 2019
  • End Date: May 14, 2019 (transportation to the conference will be provided)
  • Total Number of Journalists: This trip will host 5 qualified journalists.
  • Arrival Airport: Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC); no later than 12pm if possible
  • FAM Activity Level: Low to moderate

This tour will offer the perfect blend of history… and hops! Discover the rich history of the Finger Lakes region, and learn more about women’s rights icon Susan B. Anthony, the pioneer of popular photography George Eastman and abolitionist Harriet Tubman, among others. In addition to a focus on history, this tour will feature stops at several top-ranked craft breweries in Rochester and Cayuga County. We will also enjoy both the natural beauty of the Finger Lakes and the urban landscapes of Rochester, NY.

Come “By” the Country Side

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Sponsored by Genesee County Chamber of Commerce, Livingston County Area Chamber of Commerce, Orleans County Tourism and Go Wyoming County Tourism.

  • Start Date: May 12, 2019
  • End Date: May 14, 2019 (transportation to the conference will be provided)
  • Total Number of Journalists: This trip will host 6 qualified journalists.
  • Arrival Airport: Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC); no later than 12pm if possible
  • FAM Activity Level: Moderate

Located halfway between Niagara Falls and the Finger Lakes Region, New York’s Country Byways region is filled with history, outdoor beauty, and loads of fun! Visit the oldest cobblestone church in North America on your tour of seven historic buildings featuring cobblestone masonry from the 1800s. Explore Letchworth State Park, known as the “Grand Canyon of the East” and home to 66 miles of hiking trails with three major waterfalls. Follow the JELL-O brick road to learn how JELL-O was invented here in 1897. This fun tour includes early JELL-O ads and a jell-o-meter that measures the jigglyness of America’s Most Famous Dessert. For other tasty treats, meet the Cistercian monks of a working monastery that bake delicious bread and other goodies to make a living.