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Finger Lakes tourism a bright spot amid pandemic

Julie Sherwood
 |  Canandaigua Daily Messenger

Nationally, the leisure and hospitality industry has taken a big hit during the pandemic — suffering more than one-third of all job losses in the country, according to a U.S. Travel Association report prepared by Tourism Economics.

While the Finger Lakes region is facing its share of economic strain, tourism leaders report the region is weathering the storm better than many other places.

“It’s a very challenging time,” said Jayden Donahue, technical specialist for applied learning and internships at Finger Lakes Community College, in leading a webinar with local tourism leaders. The brainstorming session