Rich History & Promising Future

The Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc. was incorporated in 1976 to promote the New York State Capital as a destination for visitors and convention delegates. Today, we are known as Discover Albany.

The Discover Albany staff has been assisting meeting specialists for more than 30 years, acting as a community concierge to attract and assure successful meetings, conventions, and events held in Albany.

The Discover Albany staff works with its Board of Directors, members, volunteers, and other hospitality organizations to contribute to the ever-expanding hospitality industry in the Capital Region and beyond. Discover Albany also operates the Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center, which is located at historic Quackenbush Square (corner of Clinton Avenue and Broadway in downtown Albany) and the Information Desk at the Albany International Airport.

Discover Albany is a dba for the Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau, an independent, not-for-profit corporation that serves as Albany County's Official Tourism Promotion Agency (TPA), as well as an administrator of the Capital-Saratoga Region and Hudson River Valley marketing efforts.

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