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September 22, 2018

Oswego County Tourism Partners Work Together to Bring in Visitors


OSWEGO – Oswego County public officials and tourism partners gathered last week to learn how they can participate in a new project to increase the number of visitors to the area.

Berkeley Young, president of Young Strategies, Inc., recently met with Oswego County public officials and tourism partners at the Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center in Oswego to discuss the new visitor study to be conducted this year.

Berkeley Young, president of Young Strategies, Inc., recently met with Oswego County public officials and tourism partners at the Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center in Oswego to discuss the new visitor study to be conducted this year.

Tourism offices in the five counties that make up the CNY Regional Economic Development Committee (Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Onondaga and Oswego) are working together to conduct a regional visitor study.

“The goal of study is to develop a strategic regional tourism plan and apply for grant funding in the future,” said Janet Clerkin, tourism and public information coordinator for the Oswego County Tourism Office. “This project will give us information on where our visitors come from, how long they stay, how much money they spend, reasons for visiting, and more.”

The study will be conducted by Young Strategies, Inc., a Charlotte, NC, based firm that specializes in research and strategic planning for the travel industry.

Berkeley Young, president of the company, was at hand to discuss the project and answer questions from the group.

For Oswego County visitor information, call 1-800-248-4FUN (4386) or go to www.visitoswegocounty.com

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