Lean Times for Travel Agents

How bad are things for travel agencies? 30% may be out of business because of pandemic-related travel restrictions, says expert By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant Despite pre-pandemic growth in travel, the…

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Finger Lakes Wine Country Keeps Juice Flowing
Wagner’s Vineyards on the shores of Seneca Lake in the Finger Lakes

Finger Lakes Wine Country Keeps Juice Flowing

Major tourism destination adjusts to limitations placed by global pandemic By Lou Sorendo The coronavirus has made a direct hit on the travel and tourism industry, perhaps one of the…

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‘This Year is Horrendous …’
Exposition Center at the Great New York State Fair. Cancellation of the fair, with an attendance of more than 1 million people, is a blow to the local tourism industry.

‘This Year is Horrendous …’

President, CEO of Visit Syracuse characterizes how COVID-19 has decimated tourism industry in Central New York By Lou Sorendo June is a month when occupancy rates in the Syracuse region…

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B&Bs Face Re-opening Challenges
Bill Jacquin and his wife Joann purchased Serendipity Bed and Breakfast near SUNY Oswego in October 2017. Bill says that from March until July this year, they received no guests.

B&Bs Face Re-opening Challenges

By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant Any business re-opening to the public has faced a variety of challenges to engaging with customers and clients again. Bed and breakfast proprietors have faced a…

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Lost Summer
Harborfest fireworks. File photo

Lost Summer

Tourism’s crown jewel dulled in Oswego County as Harborfest 2020 falls victim to global pandemic By Lou Sorendo Scratch the 2020 version of Harborfest off the must-do list this summer.…

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Tourism Takes Tumble
Janet Clerkin, tourism and public information coordinator for Oswego County. “It is hard to predict anything relative to an economic environment that none of us have ever experienced,” she says.

Tourism Takes Tumble

COVID-19 takes toll on Oswego County’s tourism industry By Lou Sorendo The tourism sector is one of the hardest-hit in the nation by the outbreak of COVID-19, and Oswego County…

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