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Travel Auction at WCNY

Send us certificates of stay and you’ll get lots of marketing opportunities to showcase your spectacular property!


  • TV BROADCAST: Your property will be showcased on live TV in high definition to a viewing audience of up to 1.8 million viewers across WCNY’s 19-county broadcast area. WCNY’s award-winning production team will create a 30-60 second custom promotional video spot of your property using your digital photos or video footage, and will include a professionally-voiced script.
  • ONLINE LISTING: Your property and video spot will be listed online, reaching a nationwide audience of travel-savvy buyers.
  • WEBSITE STREAMING: The Travel Auction will be streamed live on, offering global exposure of all participating properties.

Suggested property stays

Keeping in mind the travel distance involved from upstate New York to your property, we find that the longer travel times to reach destinations often necessitate a longer stay. Please consider the following:

  • 2-or-more night stays: Eastern and Central States, and Eastern Canada
  • 3-or-more night stays: Mountain and Pacific States, and Western Canada
  • 4-or-more night stays: Caribbean and International

For all destinations, add more nights, add more value, add more on-air and online promotion!

Stays of 5 nights or more will receive additional exposure as Super Vacation Packages

Provide Property Information

To submit a trip(s), please fill out the  form below.

  • The date your certificate(s) expire. (We recommend December 30, 2015)
    Please make sure this date matches the date on the certificate(s)
  • If possible, please also include these on your certificate(s
  • File Size Maximum 64MB
  • File Size Maximum 64MB
  • File Size Maximum 64MB
  • File Size Maximum 64MB
  • File Size Maximum 64MB
  • File Size Maximum 64MB
  • File Size Maximum 64MB
  • File Size Maximum 64MB

Please do not navigate away from the page, or close your browser window before the form has finished submitting. It may take some time to upload all the images and documents. If you are redirected back to this page after submitting, please be sure to check your form for highlighted errors.


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Send your photos and/or video


Sell your property with beautiful photos! To create a high-quality video promotional spot for television broadcast, WCNY’s producers suggest digital photos that are:

  • 1024 x 768 pixels
  • jpeg or tif format


Entice viewers with real video footage! Send us your footage in the following formats:

  • High Definition
  • MP4
  • .mov files

Two ways you can submit your photos and video:

  1. E-mail all photos to When you attach photos to the e-mail, please do not exceed 20 MB (we want to make sure we get your photos)! If photos exceed 20 MB, please separate the photos into multiple e-mails.
  2. Send us a link to your Drop Box account

 Need help?

SaraStrong-for-Auction-websiteQuestions, need help? Contact Sara Strong, director of WCNY auctions at (315) 385-7381 or e-mail Sara at


WCNY’s Travel Auction will be promoted via:

  • TV BROADCAST: From November- January, a TravelAuc promotional video will air across WCNY’s five television channels.
  • WEB: Ad placement on WCNY’s website and other local media organizations pre-promote the auction and help motivate buyers to bid. (TravelAuc web ads start in November, and continue through the auction)
  • SOCIAL MEDIA: Targeted social media marketing drives traffic to the online auction, and alerts buyers to new trips that are added.
  • E-GUIDE: This weekly electronic newsletter will provide dedicated subscribers with the latest property information.
  • PRINT: TravelAuc ads will be featured in various publications across WCNY’s 19-county area, prior to and during the auction.
  • RADIO: Spots will promote the auction on WCNY’s three radio stations, along with placement on various radio stations across WCNY’s 19-county broadcast area.

Promotion Summary

Certificate value (each)

Length of custom on-air promotional video spot

TV broadcast frequency during the on air event

Online Promotion

$200 – $499 (USD)

30-second video spot

1 time

Includes property name, video spot and hyperlink to your site

$500 – $999 (USD)

40-second video spot

1 time

$1,000 – $1,999 (USD)

50-second video spot

2 times as a Great Escape Package

Same as above but with premium placement online as a Great Escape Package

$2,000 – $2,999 (USD)

60-second video spot

3 times as a Great Escape Package


$3,000 + (USD)

60-second video spot

3 times as a Great Escape Package

Also included in on-air promotions starting 01/01/2015

add-tripSample Promotional Videos

WCNY’s award-winning producers created the promotional videos below with donor supplied video (HD, MP4, .mov files), photos (jpeg or tif format) and information about the property. You’ll get similar results for your property.

smarTours trip to India

Wheatleigh Hotel

Canyon Villa Bed & Breakfast

Tamarind Reef Resort

Marriott Marquis

Fairmont Le Chateau


Galapagos Casa Gangotena

Hilton San Diego Mission Valley

Sheraton New York Times Square

Inn At Pelican Bay

SaraStrong-for-Auction-websiteWe’re here to help!

For questions, please contact Sara Strong, director of WCNY auctions, at (315) 385-7381 or e-mail me at




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