Montauk: New York’s Most Expensive Tourist Destination

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Taking a trip to The End? Here’s a short list of items to bring with you: an empty stomach, plenty of suntan lotion, a camera for when you reach the top of the Montauk Lighthouse—or for that much-anticipated Montauk Monster sighting—and most importantly, plenty of cash.Like a briefcase’s worth.Montauk is known for many things—the aforementioned lighthouse, the mysterious radar tower that juts above the surrounding forests, its quaint downtown and beautiful beaches—but now the popular hamlet has something else to boast about: It is New York State’s most expensive summer destination.Montauk’s average nightly rate is estimated at $342, slightly edging out East Hampton, which came in second place at $332, according to NewYorkHotels.org, which conducted a recent survey of the state’s most popular tourist spots.Two other summer hot spots on Long Island cracking the top 10 are Southampton, in fourth ($295), and Greenport, in fifth ($264).The survey only took into account lodging. So it’s unclear how other activities—the cost of eating, beaching, drinking—contributes to the overall cost of vacationing in these burn-a-hole-through-your-pocket summer destinations.Other notable tourist-heavy locations that found their way into the top 20 include: Niagara Falls (seventh), New York City (eighth), Lake George (11th), Lake Placid (19th).Watertown, a city many Long Islanders may not be familiar with, but is apparently a hoppin’ good time, according to some Press staffers (#tomothy), came in at No. 20.Here’s the full list:1. Montauk $3422. East Hampton $3323. Saratoga Springs $3124. Southampton $2955. Greenport $2646. Cooperstown $1847. Niagara Falls $1638. New York City $1539. Geneva $14310. Ithaca $14211. Lake George $14112. Buffalo $13713. Oneonta $13614. Rochester $13415. Syracuse $12816. Alexandria Bay $12717. Long Island City $11618. Oswega $10319. Lake Placid $10220. Watertown $92last_img read more

Championship hopefuls and 32Red show support for Responsible Gambling Week

first_imgShare Submit Share Kindred: Spelinspektionen has failed in its management of Swedish marketplace June 11, 2020 Related Articles Unibet backs #GoRacingGreen as lead racing charity  July 28, 2020 Kindred marks fastest route to ‘normal trading’ as it delivers H1 growth July 24, 2020 Championship promotion hopefuls Middlesbrough FC and principal partner 32Red are getting behind next month’s Responsible Gambling Week. The club has become the first the English Football League side to sign up to the cross-industry initiative, with both partys emphasising that they are “keen to show their support in delivering the message”.The show of support comes after the pair unveiled their link-up earlier this year, which also saw fellow Kindred Group brand Unibet secure branding rights as part of the deal.As part of the initiative, 32Red has agreed to donate all match-day advertising space, encapsulating screens, LEDs and programme, to deliver the Responsible Gambling message for the live televised fixture against Derby County, at the clubs Riverside home, on Saturday 27 October (kick off 12:30pm).A spokesman for Middlesbrough FC commented: “Responsible Gambling Week is an opportunity for us as football clubs and organisations to play a part in delivering a clear and concise message. We have a social responsibility and this is very important to us to be at the forefront of this.”Building upon 2017’s inaugural offering, this year sees Irish organisations join the campaign, and focus upon a theme of ‘Let’s Talk About Responsible Gambling.’As part of the week, practical advice will be shared through social media channels, to ensure responsible gambling messages reach the widest possible audience.Neil Banbury, general manager at 32Red, added: “Everyone at 32Red is delighted to support Responsible Gambling Week. We want our customers to enjoy gambling in a safe and sustainable way, and we’re committed to doing everything we can to make sure they always set their limits and stay in control.”Responsible Gambling Week aims to get people talking about what it means to gamble responsibly, tools available to keep the activity fun and how players of all types can gamble safely, whilst ensuring any individual that needs added information, help or support knows where to find it.It is anticipated that around 127,000 staff at around 11,000 gambling venues and online sites in the UK and Ireland will take part in Responsible Gambling Week. StumbleUponlast_img read more