QUICK LINKS:

Cuomo kicks off NY state's summer tourism season at Watkins Glen

Created: 06/28/2014 1:45 PM WHEC.com

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo officially opened his state's summer tourist season by inviting vacationers to take what he called the "ultimate road trip."

Cuomo was in upstate Watkins Glen on Saturday to unveil new roadside and video ads highlighting destinations such as the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown and the Saratoga Race Course.

About 4,000 road signs across the state point travelers to various attractions.

The governor also announced a new social media campaign featuring New Yorkers and visitors explaining why they love the state.

Cuomo spoke in Watkins Glen, the site of an international car raceway.

He says tourism is one of the state's top job providers.

In 2013, New York's tourism industry generated direct spending of $59 billion. It produced an estimated $7.5 billion in taxes.





News10NBC/WHEC-TV welcomes your opinion and interaction on our website, but please remember to keep it clean. If you're advertising for another business, being profane, vulgar or slanderous your post will be deleted. By commenting on this website, you agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Use. Comments are not pre-screened before they posted.

Freeze Warning

NY AREAS AFFECTED: Northern Cayuga; Oswego
Expires: 5/23/2015 9:00 AM

Freeze Warning

NY AREAS AFFECTED: Allegany; Cattaraugus; Chautauqua; Livingston; Southern Erie; Wyoming
Expires: 5/23/2015 9:00 AM

Frost Advisory

NY AREAS AFFECTED: Genesee; Monroe; Niagara; Northern Erie; Ontario; Orleans; Wayne
Expires: 5/23/2015 9:00 AM

Freeze Warning

NY AREAS AFFECTED: Onondaga; Southern Cayuga
Expires: 5/23/2015 9:00 AM

Frost Advisory

NY AREAS AFFECTED: Seneca; Yates
Expires: 5/23/2015 9:00 AM

Rochester

Few Clouds
51°
55° | 40°
  • Feels like: 51° F
  • Wind: NW 12mph
  • Humidity: 54%
  • Sat Mainly sunny
    66° | 35°
  • Sun Mostly sunny
    73° | 45°
  • Mon Scattered thunderstorms
    75° | 54°
  • Tue A few thunderstorms possible
    82° | 60°