Partners and Sponsors of 4th Annual Travel Unity Summit

State Entities

With 11 geographically diverse regions, New York’s world-class tourism industry is ready to welcome, host and support all the visitors who come to enjoy the beauty and wonder of our great state. New York’s tourism businesses become both visitor destinations and economic drivers in a number of spectacular settings, from awe-inspiring city lights to Adirondack peaks, Catskills trails, and the mist of Niagara Falls. With a record-high 243.8 million visitors in 2017, generating an economic impact of $108.7 billion – the fourth-straight year at $100+ billion – tourism is now the state’s third-largest employer.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) was created on July 1, 1970 to combine in a single agency all state programs designed to protect and enhance the environment.

The Adventure NY initiative, announced in Governor Cuomo’s 2017 State of the State message, is a multi-year outdoor recreation campaign to connect more New York families and visitors to the great outdoors.

New York’s award-winning state park system with 180 state parks and 35 historic sites! From campsites, beaches and golf courses to hiking trails, historic homes and nature centers, we have something for everyone.


The premiere magazine of the Adirondack Park region of New York State.

Associations, Not-for-Profits, and Initiatives

NYSTIA is organized for the purposes of bringing together New York State tourism industry interests to: advocate government policies and programs which will strengthen the industry; to raise the level of professionalism within the industry; to encourage the development of cooperative relationships and partnerships among its members; and to raise consumer awareness and appreciation of travel and vacation opportunities in New York State.

Adirondack Foundation, founded in 1997 as Adirondack Community Trust, is a community foundation serving the Adirondack region of northeastern New York. Adirondack Foundation inspires donors, builds partnerships, and mobilizes resources to strengthen community through philanthropy.

The mission of ADI is to develop and promote strategies to help the Adirondack Park become more welcoming and inclusive of all New Yorkers, both visitors and permanent residents. A more inclusive Adirondack Park will benefit not only the citizens of New York, but also the economic and political health of the Park.

ANCA works with a broad network of partners to implement programs that address economic challenges and grow the New Economy in our region.

Adirondack North Country Gender Alliance

ANCGA’s Mission:

Create a safe space and environment for LGBTQI youth, adults, family members and allies to meet and enjoying being themselves.

Provide needed support services pertaining to personal LGBTQI issues or referrals to other agencies for support services.

Provide outreach, education and advocacy on issues affecting the LGBTQI community.

Provide age appropriate trainings, workshops in regional elementary, middle, high school, colleges & universities, religious, civic or business organizations on LGBTQI issues.

Coordinate with local, regional, state & national organizations providing services to LGBTQI individuals, families and providers.

Attend & participate in local, regional, state and national conferences and events focusing in LGBTQI topics to keep updated on current trends and issues facing the LGBTQI community and lend educational expertise as we are able.

We are a community of changemakers, united by a love of exploration and doing good.

Our community is made up of more than 15,000 travel professionals around the world who are committed to improving our world through tourism. We have Hubs (local chapters) in nearly 20 cities worldwide.

Local/Regional Entities

The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism/Lake Placid CVB is a 501c6 not-for-profit corporation. ROOST is the accredited Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) for Lake Placid and Essex County, Franklin County and Hamilton County in New York.

The Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau, a division of the North Country Chamber of Commerce, was established in 1994 as the official tourism promotion agency for the travel and tourism industry in Clinton County, NY. Based in Plattsburgh, NY, the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau contributes to the county’s economic development and quality of life by promoting the region as a destination for leisure and group travel with a particular focus on history, agriculture and outdoor recreation including cycling, paddling, fishing, boating and skiing. For more information about Clinton County tourism, please contact the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau at 518.563.1000, visit or log onto

NYC & Company is the official destination marketing organization for the five boroughs of New York City.

Our mission is to maximize travel and tourism opportunities throughout the City, build economic prosperity and spread the dynamic image of New York City around the world. A 501(c) 6 private corporation, NYC & Company represents the interests of nearly 2,000 member organizations across the spectrum of businesses and organizations in the City.


The Wild Center’s mission is to ignite an enduring passion for the Adirondacks where people and nature can thrive together and set an example for the world.

Academic Institutions

High-quality education, research and public engagement are the cornerstones of the College of Human Ecology and its academic departments, which include: human development, design and environmental analysis, nutritional sciences, policy analysis and management, and fiber science and apparel design. The College also houses the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs and the Sloan Program in Health Administration. We prioritize innovative collaboration and are fueled by a powerful, interdisciplinary and applied (translational) approach. The College of Human Ecology is one of four contract colleges at Cornell.


Adirondack Diversity Solutions seeks to assist in the creation and execution of initiatives that share your organization’s vision, supports its mission and live its values through forward-leaning innovations that materialize the social and economic necessity of a diversified workforce and client base.

A deeply committed group of designers, writers, and strategists, determined to change the future, one client at a time, from our women-owned agency in Upstate New York.