For Immediate Release: Monday, August 1, 2016

Molly Belmont, Director of Marketing
Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Phone: 518-434-1217 x 203



Groundbreaking new tour program launches in Capital Region


WHAT: Press Conference to announce the launch of new tourism opportunities in the Capital Region: Black Heritage Tours - New York State.

WHO: U.S. Congressman Paul Tonko
Consul General Rob de Vos, Netherlands Embassy and Consulates, United States
Albany County Executive Daniel P. McCoy
Gavin Landry, Executive Director, NYS Division of Tourism/I Love NY
Markly Wilson, Director of International Marketing, NYS Division of Tourism/I Love NY
Ruth Pierpont, Deputy Commissioner for Historic Preservation, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
Dr. Renée, Overdyke, Director of Cultural Affairs, City of Albany
Jennifer Tosch, Founder of Black Heritage Tours - New York State

WHEN: Friday, August 5, 2016
Press Conference: 10 a.m.
Reception, tours of the Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center: 11 a.m.

WHERE: Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center, 25 Quackenbush Square, Albany, NY

Media interested in attending, please RSVP to by 5 p.m. Thursday, August 4, 2016.