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County Tourism steps up presence at travel shows

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 26 December 2018 at 10:35 am

ALBION – The Orleans County Tourism Department is boosting its attendance trade and travel shows in 2019.

County Legislator Ken DeRoller said the increased presence shows the county is determined to bring more visitors to Orleans.

The County Legislature last week approved the Tourism Department attending the following shows:

• AAA Travel 2018 Pittsburgh Travel Showcase, Pittsburgh, PA, Jan. 10-15 to be attended by Tourism Director Dawn Borchert. Total cost to be paid by New York State Tourism Industry Association.

• Great American Outdoor Show, Harrisburg Pennsylvania, Feb. 4-6 to be attended by Dawn Borchert. Total cost to be paid by Lake Ontario Sportfishing Council.

• AAA Great Vacation Travel Expo, Columbus, OH, Feb. 7-12 to be attended by Dawn Borchert. Total cost to be paid by New York State Tourism Industry Association.

• AAA Reading Berks – Travel Show, Reading, PA, Feb. 17 to be attended by Dawn Borchert. Total cost to be paid by New York State Tourism Industry Association.

• The Outdoor Adventure Show, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, Feb. 21-25 to be attended by Dawn Borchert. Total cost to be paid by New York State Tourism Industry Association.

• AAA Southern New England, Foxborough, MA, Feb. 28-March 4 to be attended by Dawn Borchert. Total cost to be paid by New York State Tourism Industry Association.

• AAA Vacation Expo, Cleveland, OH, October 27, 2019 to be attended by Dawn Borchert. Total cost to be paid by New York State Tourism Industry Association.

The Legislature last week also approved an agreement to retain Lynne Menz Designs of Kent to provide Tourism Coordinator Services to Orleans County in 2019 at a cost not to exceed $18,720. Menz will be paid in equal monthly installments.

Lynne Menz Designs also was hired to provide design services to Orleans County in 2019 at a cost not to exceed $21,760. This agreement includes costs associated with advertising design, publication design, social media, photography and video production.

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