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November 2018


2019 Trade & Travel Show Partnerships Available

Consider partnering with us at one or more of these major travel showcases and interact face-to-face with prospective visitors! Make sure your materials get into the hands of your target market and travelers actively seeking new destinations for 2019. Each event is available for limited partnerships on a first-come, first-served basis. A contribution to Dutchess County Getaway prize packages and rack cards are required for each show.

  • Jan 18-20, 2019: Boston Globe Travel Show *NEW THIS YEAR* Exposure: 22,000 attendees from New England area. Partner fee: $200 
  • Jan 25-27, 2019: New York Times Travel Show Exposure: 25,000 attendees. Partner fee: $600 
  • March 16-17, 2019: Washington DC Travel & Adventure Show Exposure: 23,000 attendees. Partner fee: $450 
  • April 28, 2019: Dream Destinations Travel Show -Springfield, MA*NEW THIS YEAR* Exposure: 5,000 Partner fee: $200 

Group Tour Magazine Co-Op Advertising Sept, Oct, Nov & Dec, 2019 in Byways (digital magazine) and Group Tour Magazine (Print and digital)  

Publication reach: 25,000+ group leaders, tour operators, educators, travel agents, and meeting planners.

No artwork required. Co-Op ad includes a listing in the Dutchess Tourism group tour ad in all four issues of these publications plus detailed listing with video and links to partners’ emails and websites on dedicated group ad webpage. Qualified leads shared only with partners. Partner fee: $250

To confirm your participation in any of these shows, please email: Susanne O’Neil at

Dutchess Welcomes International Tour Operators and Travel Writers

Dutchess Tourism staff have welcomed several international tour operators and travel writers on familiarization tours this fall to discover what makes us Distinctly Dutchess. These include seven tour operators and five travel writers through Norwegian Air and I Love NY’s United Kingdom branch, four Australian travel writers, and an agent from Barrhead Travel, the UK’s #1 online travel agency. We are hard at work bringing international visitors to Dutchess, and some have even recently visited our office. Thank you to all of our partners for your continued support!

Message from Mary Kay Vrba:

“We're already planning the 2019 Dutchess County Destination Guide, an outstanding resource for potential visitors. As you draft your 2019 budget, be sure to include a destination guide ad in your marketing plan. Already a cost effective advertising medium for tourism businesses, it’s also the ONLY WAY to have a rotating banner ad for one full year on our website! We are also in the process of wrapping up our visitor profile study with Young Strategies, which will be used to develop our strategic plan as we continue to build Dutchess as a destination. Thank you for your support, and I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!”

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