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Upstate NY and Long Island trip up for grabs

Win a spot on a “fall colour” famil to Upstate New York and Long Island

I Love New York Australia is pleased to announce an exciting new incentive for Australian agents - become a New York State specialist and win one of six spots on a Best of Long Island and Upstate New York famil.


Taking place in late October, the intimate week-long famil will showcase the best of New York State’s wine and fine dining, pristine natural landscapes, quaint picturesque towns and thriving cultural and arts offerings; all set to the dramatic backdrop of the changing autumn colours (shown above).



The famil will visit a range of regions and towns, for the winning agents to explore what clients can discover no matter if they have time for short trip out of Manhattan to Long Island, or the luxury of a few days to experience Upstate New York. 


Stops are set to include:  

  • Long Island and The Hamptons – a beach-lovers’ paradise with white sand beaches, fabulous shopping, boutique hotels, world-class wineries, and unique experiences, like pumpkin picking and insider tours of Golden Age mansions

  • Hudson Valley – a diverse region characterised by a cultured history, beautiful mountains, some of the best farm-to-table restaurants in America; all just a short trip from New York City. Visitors will also love the region’s booming arts scene and world class architecture

  • The Catskills and the Finger Lakes – two of the State’s most lush wilderness spots, with tranquil forests, picture-perfect hiking and biking trails. The Finger Lakes in particular, named for its 11 finger-shaped lakes, is a playground of outdoor adventures, boutiques, galleries and local wine and cheese producers

  • Buffalo and Niagara – while Niagara Falls may be the reason visitors flock to this region, it’s the diverse outdoor adventure and Buffalo’s understated cultural scene that makes them want to stay. Discover world-class arts, funky live music venues, fascinating history and culinary treats, from Buffalo Wings at the legendary Anchor Bar to wine-paired dinners along the Niagara Wine Trail

The famil will run between Friday, 18 October 2019 – Sunday, 27 October 2019 (with one week on the ground, plus travel days), allowing agents to take in the State’s vibrant changing autumnal colours and the excitement of the pre-Halloween season.


Visit to complete the training modules (activity takes  approximately 40 minutes total) and enter to win a spot on the famil. Entries are open from now until 5pm on Friday, 4 October 2019.

To submit an entry, agents must email a copy of their certificate of training completion to I Love New York’s Australian marketing representative, Ben Urquhart ([email protected]).


Return economy class flights, accommodation, meals and activities are included in the famil, however agents must cover their own flight taxes and travel to and from Sydney, if located in other cities. Agents will be responsible for ensuring they have an up to date ESTA and travel documents.


Incentive is open to Australian-based travel agents only. Famil attendees will land back in Australia on Sunday, 27 October 2019.



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Published: 17 September 2019

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