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We, Enchanted Mountains (Cattaraugus County) Tourism, post news releases for the media / press on our Press Releases page and may on www.CattCo.org/news but we get a lot of our news from the following sources.
News & Information Sources
A list of news and information sources that are in or around the Enchanted Mountains. These sources may be newspapers, magazines, or websites.
- The Villager - weekly Newspaper covering Ellicottville, New York
- EllicottvilleNow - bi-weekly newspaper covering Ellicottville, NY and surrounding area.
- Times Herald - daily newspaper covering Olean, NY and five counties.
- The Salamanca Press - Weekly newspaper covering Salamanca, NY and the surrounding area.
- The Buffalo News - daily newspaper covering Buffalo, NY and the surrounding area.
- The Post-Journal - daily newspaper covering Jamestown, NY and the surrounding area.
- The Bradford Era - daily newspaper covering Bradford, PA and the surrounding area.
Empire State Development (ESD) today announced the completion of an $800,000 expansion and enhancement project at Triple R Camping Resort in Franklinville, Cattaraugus County.
"Group B" of the Tourism Promotion Grant Program (Bed Tax Program)
A portion of bed tax is intended to provide grants for advertising and promoting various new or expanded tourism events, unique festivals, attractions and experiences that will attract more visitors for extended stays, overnight visits and day getaways. This grant program seeks to establish the importance of programs and opportunities that promote or support the development of specific themes or significant attractions and events, all of which enhance the level of visitor experience in the area. Any eligible grantee will partner and coordinate with the Cattaraugus County Department of Economic Development, Planning & Tourism (EDPT).
Funds for Marketing Campaign
The funds supplied by this grant, the funding source, are from the County's share of taxes collected from overnight stays, bed taxes, within the County.
This funding is intended to supplement your marketing campaign's advertising budget and not meant to be your entire advertising budget; therefore a match or share of cost is expected.
Chambers without full-time staff, business associations, non-profit organizations, events, festivals and other tourism associated activities.
The funds in this group will be administered by EDPT. Grantees will partner and coordinate with EDPT.
Applications are accepted after they are released from late October to early December. Catt. County EDPT will announce the release of the application in October.
Complete an application for each marketing campaign project.
A marketing campaign could contain any of the following:
Television & Video Advertising
Possible applicants should have, at least, a rough project plan using the example application for one marketing campaign
Approved Tourism Programs
In 2011, an article written by Christine A. Smyczynski for the Member Connection, the magazine for AAA Members, two of the treasures of the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County have been named in the top 10 Hidden Gems in Western New York by AAA.
If you are having an event in the Enchanted Mountains (Cattaraugus County) then you may want to apply for the 2024 Group B Bed Tax Grant Program.
The Cattaraugus County Department of Economic Development, Planning and Tourism (EDPT) is now accepting applications for the 2024 Cattaraugus County Group B Tourism Promotion Grant Program, due December 8th, 2023.
A portion of the bed tax is intended to provide grants for advertising and promoting various new or expanded tourism events, unique festivals, attractions and experiences that will attract more visitors for extended stays, overnight visits and day getaways. This grant program seeks to establish the importance of programs and opportunities that promote or support the development of specific themes or significant attractions and events, all of which enhance the level of visitor experience in the area.
Eligible applicants include the following:
- Chambers of Commerce without full-time staff,
- business associations,
- non-profit organizations,
- and other tourism associated activities.
Any eligible grantee will partner and coordinate with Cattaraugus County Tourism Department.
For more information please visit the Tourism Promotion Grant Program at EnchantedMountains.com/Group-B
If you have any questions please contact Samantha Hayes at 716-938-2307 or by email at SLHayes [at] cattco.org.
Discover the history of Allegany State Park- January 1, 2024. New York's State Parks and Historic Sites celebrates our Centennial in 2024, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the founding of our parks and sites system. Help us kick off this yearlong celebration and get your New Year off to a great start with a hike in Allegany State Park along the newly finished Quaker Run Area Multi-Use Trail.
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What does it mean when a location/place is inactive?
When a location is deemed as 'inactive', the location may be inaccessible to the public.
A place of business may be inactive as we were informed that the business is closed until further notice.
A location may have had an access road washed away or it is under construction or deemed as dangerous to the public.