Connect with Visit Ithaca
The Ithaca/Tompkins County Convention & Visitors Bureau (Visit Ithaca) promotes visitor-ready accommodations and attractions across Tompkins County. Our staff promotes leisure travel, group travel, supports meeting planners, and operates two Visitor Centers -- we are here to help you plan a visit to Ithaca and to make the most of your time while you are here.
Hospitality Kindness Campaign #TompkinsTogether
Working in the hospitality industry is not easy, made even more challenging by the changes brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. To ensure hospitality workers know their work is valued and appreciated, Tompkins Chamber, Visit Ithaca and the Downtown Ithaca Alliance have launched a campaign to support people working in the industry.
The goal of this campaign is to spread kindness, encourage patience and raise awareness that businesses are experiencing real staffing challenges. The aim is to show the humanity of the people who cook, serve and work hard to provide residents and guests with a positive experience in the greater Ithaca area. While gentle, the campaign is designed to be honest and direct.
#TompkinsTogether is meant for the entire community and foster a sense that we are all in this together.
You will see posters, window clings and messages across Ithaca and the surrounding communities. If you are interested in showing support and encouraging kindness at your business, request materials through this form or direct download here.
Useful links for Visit Ithaca tourism partners
See list here as a printable PDF.
To view the events calendar or submit an event:
Getting started, if you’re new to submitting events: www.visitithaca.com/ithaca-events-getting-started
• You must include a picture (displays 290w x 200h); images w/o text or logos will format best.
• You may submit events that you are hosting virtually or as a hybrid experience
• Submitting 10 days or more in advance is best; most events are reviewed/approved within 48 hours
• You may sponsor an event for $25/week
• Fill in as many filter fields as you can; only accepts 1 hashtag
• Contact Maia@VisitIthaca with questions or for assistance.
For all partners listed on the Visit Ithaca website, utilize the Extranet to:
• Update your listing description and images
• Respond to media and service leads; RFPs for accommodations
• Update your contact information
• See reminders from Visit Ithaca
For lodging & accommodation partners:
Login using www.visitithaca.com/user
• Update your Availability calendar
• Submit to Package & Deals (note: April-June 2021 this page will redirect to the Retreat to Ithaca campaign landing page)
Hospitality training: Ithaca/Tompkins County - Visitor Journey A2D™
This program focuses on serving visitors to Tompkins County, but is open to anyone.
To register in the A2D Learning Center or to continue your program: Ithaca.VisitorJourney.com
Zoom backgrounds showing Ithaca and Tompkins County
Farm to Fork Tourism Partners
Agriculinary Microgrant Program
Microgrants of up to $2000 will be available to farm and agriculinary businesses looking to start new agriculinary enterprises or to market or expand existing enterprises. The purpose of the grant is to help kick start new farm ventures or expand existing ventures, with a focus on initiating or expanding agriculinary tourism opportunities in Tompkins County. Your business must be located within Tompkins County.
2022 Microgrant Application and full details
2022 Microgrants are now live!
Applications will be reviewed in two rounds of funding: Round 1: April 18th, 2022; Round 2: June 20th, 2022 with applications due at 5pm.
Following the second round of funding, applications may be accepted on a rolling, first-come, first-serve basis, pending availability of remaining funding, through September 16th, 2022, or until all funds are expended, whichever comes first. *There are many changes to the microgrant application this year. Please read the grant in its entirety.*
Please email Cloud Kelley, Business & Workforce Development Specialist at CKelley@TompkinsChamber.org, who serves as grant coordinator of the Agriculinary Tourism Microgrants.
As you are out and about in Ithaca and Tompkins County, please remember to be kind to service workers. #TompkinsTogether is meant to spread kindness, encourage patience and raise awareness that businesses are experiencing real staffing challenges.