Dutchess Tourism, Inc. (DTI) announced the recipients of the 2023 Dutchess Tourism Awards of Distinction, on Wednesday, November 1 2023, at The Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home in Hyde Park, N.Y. Twenty-one finalists in each of seven categories and the Mary Kay Vrba Spirit Award were highlighted for demonstrating industry excellence.Read More
Tourism Economics, an Oxford Economics company, released its annual report on the economic impact of visitors to New York, which highlighted a full recovery in both visitor volumes and visitor spending. The swift recovery in 2021 allowed the visitor economy in Dutchess County to fully rebound in 2022 with over $706 million in visitor spending in the form of travel-related expenses from lodging, food and beverages, recreation, transportation and retail.Read More
Dutchess Tourism, Inc. will celebrate the 10th annual Awards of Distinction event on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2023, at The Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home in Hyde Park, N.Y.Read More
Dutchess Tourism, Inc. wins four 2023 New York State Tourism Excellence Awards including an award for Excellence in Overall Tourism Marketing.Read More
Dutchess Tourism, Inc. (DTI) invites the public to explore the grounds of Dutchess County’s great estates during the Great Estates Garden & Landscape Weekend, August 12-13, 2023.Read More
Dutchess Tourism, Inc. (DTI) announced the promotion of Dawn Hopper to managing director, tourism market development. Hopper has been with DTI for almost 15 years and will continue to grow the non-profit’s international visitor attraction program as well as reinvigorate its group tour business with new experiential tour offerings and business support efforts.Read More
Dutchess Tourism, Inc. (DTI) is calling for nominations for the 2023 Dutchess Tourism Awards of Distinction. New this year are the Newcomer, Event, Collaboration and the Storytelling Awards of Distinction to celebrate DTI’s 10th year of recognizing individuals, hotels, restaurants, attractions and experiences that are making significant contributions to Dutchess County as a vibrant destination in New York’s Hudson Valley.Read More
On May 9, 2023, Dutchess Tourism, Inc. (DTI) celebrated National Travel & Tourism Week (NTTW) with its annual Brochure Exchange at the Mid-Hudson Discovery Museum Pavilion. Dutchess County Executive William F.X. O'Neil and Dutchess Tourism President & CEO Melaine Rottkamp shared the outlook for the upcoming travel season in Dutchess and celebrated the collaborative spirit of local travel partners. Individuals who have been certified as Dutchess Tourism Ambassadors were also recognized. DTI released the new 2023 Discover Dutchess Destination Guide, providing visitors with inspiration for a getaway to the heart of the Hudson Valley, and promoted its mobile passport program, the Dutchess Tourism Trail Finder, featuring curated experiences throughout the county.Read More
Dutchess Tourism, Inc., the official destination marketing organization for Dutchess County, launched the “CIA Chef Finder™,” a new program in collaboration with The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) that aims to celebrate CIA-trained chefs who create world-class cuisine and dining experiences in the heart of New York’s Hudson Valley.Read More
Dutchess Tourism, Inc. (DTI) will celebrate National Travel & Tourism Week (NTTW) by hosting its annual Brochure Exchange at the Mid-Hudson Discovery Museum Pavilion on May 9, 2023 at 9 a.m.Read More
New Dutchess Tourism board members are as follows: Jasmin Nicole Davis from the City of Poughkeepsie, Joseph Carino-Pace from Team Banx at Compass, Julie Krieger from M&T Bank, Dennis Macheska from Vassar College, Coleen Murphy Alexander from Bard College, Alyson Pou from Arts Mid-Hudson, Tricia Reed from Kaatsbaan Cultural Park, and Rick Tietjen from The Culinary Institute of America.Read More
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