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Media Services

News From Ithaca . . .

To assist your coverage of Ithaca and surrounding Tompkins County, we have answers to the most frequent media questions listed below. For more information, contact:

Staff Directory:

Peggy Coleman, VP Tourism & Community Relations
Manages CVB staff across Visitor Services, Marketing & PR, and Sales. 

Erin Rafalowski - Digital Marketing Manager
Manages traditional print, digital marketing, image requests and email marketing of the Ithaca/Tompkins County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Jodi LaPierre - Visitor Services Manager
Will assist you with all your Visitor Service administrative needs: Visitor Center Employment Opportunities, new tourism venue information, scheduling, lead fulfillment, retail purchases, staff training, brochure distribution.

Rachael Atkins- Walpole - Assistant Visitor Services Manager
Will assist you with all your Visitor Service needs: General Tourism Information-restaurants, accommodations, attractions, brochure Intake & Distribution, directions, art show scheduling, staff training, festival, event postings.

Sarah Imes - Sales Manager
Can assist in planning wedding and other social events. Venue, supplier, and housing information provided as well.

2010 Tompkins County Visitor Profile

In 2008, the Tompkins County Legislature's Strategic Tourism Planning Board commissioned a year-long study quantifying the economics, demographics and motivations of visitors to Ithaca and Tompkins County. That study was conducted in 2009 and released in May, 2010.

For a PDF of the 136-page final report (3.6MB), click here.

For a PowerPoint of study highlights (6.6MB), click here.



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