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Kenyon Press prints 2016 Madison County Travel Guide

The Oneida Daily Dispatch posted a great article on the Madison County Travel Guide which credited Kenyon Press as the printer.

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They go into great depth on how important the tourism industry is to the local economy, and drawing folks from other areas to ours is an important boost for everyone. Check out the article below.

Madison County Tourism, the county’s official tourism promotion agency, has released its official 2016 Madison County Travel Guide, highlighting things to do, places to go, and sights to see throughout Madison County.

The guide serves as a reference point for visitors and residents alike, offering the opportunity to discover local events, attractions and activities going on all around the area.

“The travel guide is just one way we tell the story of Madison County,” said Dr. Joan Johnson, president of Madison County Tourism. “And it works to draw visitors to our area and helps residents plan for times when they host family and friends.”

The 44-page guide is broken into sections on attractions, craft beverages, dining, recreation, lodging, events, shopping and other opportunities, alongside many photos of Madison County attractions and landmarks. This year’s cover shot of The Brewster Inn in Cazenovia, a historic 1890 home built by John D. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil company partner Benjamin B. Brewster, is a nod to one of many destinations featured within the publication’s pages.

In addition to the resources available in the print guide, Madison County Tourism’s website, madisontourism.com, features an interactive map that offers clickable lists of dining, shopping, attractions, events, accommodations, and sports and outdoor activities broken down by area, and even further by town, throughout the county. The map includes listings for the Chittenango area, Canastota area, Oneida area, Cazenovia area, Morrisville area, Madison area, Hamilton area and DeRuyter area, with listings for 24 specific villages and towns.

In addition to providing residents and visitors a chance to explore the county’s recreational opportunities, both the guide and the website contribute significantly to Madison County’s tourism efforts, which provide a sizable boost to the local economy. According to data from Tourism Economics, visitors spent nearly $84 million in Madison County in 2014, generating $5.7 million in local taxes.

“The economic impact of tourism in Madison County is tremendous,” said Scott Flaherty, Madison County Tourism’s executive director. “In 2014, not only did the industry sustain nearly 2,000 jobs here, the sales tax revenue generated by our visitors also saved the average household $383. And these visitors come here to enjoy our farm-to-table restaurants, craft beverages, charming shops, unique festivals, colleges, farmstead bed & breakfasts, cozy inns and more. So our office continually works with many different tourism-related businesses to draw prospective visitors with the goal of growing the industry’s economic impact.”

The guide was designed by Keegan Associates of Cortland and printed by Kenyon Press of Sherburne, providing another boost to the two Central New York businesses by keeping production local.

Madison County Tourism said the guide will be available at the DMV in Wampsville and Flo’s Diner in Canastota, as well as information centers and kiosks throughout the state and at a variety of trade shows throughout the U.S. and Canada. Copies can also be requested by calling the Madison County Tourism office toll-free at (800) 684-7320 or visiting www.madisontourism.com.

Credits: www.OneidaDispatch.com