Hudson Valley, NY (October 2012) – Amir Eylon, Vice President for Partnership and Development at Brand USA will be the featured speaker on October 24th in Kingston. Brand USA is a public-private entity established to globally market the United States as a premier travel destination. Eylon will address strategies to draw international travelers to the Hudson Valley and Catskills through partnerships with the national travel organization.

The luncheon will be held starting at 11:30am at the Holiday Inn, Kingston. Tickets for the event are $25 and can be obtained by calling 845-463-4000.

Hudson Valley Tourism, Inc. is the 10-county region designated by I LOVE NEW YORK to promote tourism for the area. Counties include Albany, Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, Ulster and Westchester. Regional information can be obtained from any of the county tourism offices, by calling 845-615-3860, or on the web: