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2023 NYS Tourism Conference Workshop: Enhancing The Tourism Experience Through Short-Term Rental Partnerships

Apr 12, 2023

Love them or hate ‘em, visitors are choosing short-term rental (STR) properties for their travels, and property owners are taking note. Get the jump on this growing market: Learn from the BLKDOG team how we’ve helped to establish a collaborative environment in the Washington County STR market to the benefit of tourists, property owners, and taxpayers.

Why you should attend this session:

  • Get ideas for connecting with, tracking and supporting STR owners and properties in your community.
  • Don’t play catch-up: Learn why a strong relationship with property owners is essential to stay ahead of market changes and keep visitors coming.

Key Takeaways:

  • You’ll gain firsthand knowledge of one county’s action items for working with STRs that you can bring back to your destination.
  • You’ll be prepared for changes to occupancy tax and short-term rental regulations, and be positioned to utilize them in your tourism strategy.

Register now for the 2023 NYS Tourism Conference!

About the Presenter:

Chris Coughlan, Marketing/Account Manager:

Since joining BLK DOG in 2015, Chris Coughlan has become the “go-to guy” for project management, client relations, and ensuring all the dominoes are in line for successful campaign execution. An experienced marketer managing both creative and campaign planning, he’s a master networker whose attention to detail shines through on every project he manages. His passion for results, new ideas, and client success are powerful tools during every campaign.

During his time here he has managed numerous clients/campaigns including:

WSWHE BOCES (CTE, Women in Trades, and Recruitment campaigns), Capital Region Workforce Development Board, Washington County Tourism, Drum Country (placemaking), and more. He was also a presenter at the 2022 NYSTIA Annual Conference, on “Tying Tourism Initiatives to Workforce Development.”

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