The Thousand Islands Regional Tourism Development Corporation (dba 1000 Islands International Tourism Council) is a New York State 501(c3) nonprofit corporation that functions as the Destination Marketing Organization for the 1000 Islands Region of Northern New York and Eastern Ontario.
The mission of the TIRTDC is development, promotion, enhancement and retention of the tourism industry and its associated employment base within the territory encompassing generally the County of Jefferson in the State of New York, an area of approximately the same size in the southern portion of eastern Ontario, Canada, abutting the St. Lawrence River and approximately opposite Jefferson County, but extending slightly farther both easterly and westerly for the overall economic benefit of the region.
Through a Human Resource Agreement for staff and services with the Thousand Islands Bridge Authority, the Corporation has five full-time staff members, four full-time, seasonal staff members and one part-time seasonal staff member. Its overall budget for 2019 is $1.3 million dollars USD. Professional staff are hired as employees of the Thousand Islands Bridge Authority on loan to the TIRTDC. Employment policies and comprehensive benefit programs of the TIBA apply to staff on loan to the TIRTDC. The Thousand Islands Bridge Authority is an equal opportunity employer.