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Government Affairs

TOURISM INDUSTRY COALITION

Tourism Action Day occurs annually in the Spring, in the Well of the Legislative Office Building in Albany. Stay tuned for details.

http://www.ticnys.org/


REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL INFO:

https://regionalcouncils.ny.gov/


Tourism Funding & Spending - Quick Facts at a Glance*

  • Direct tourism spending reached a record-high $64.8 billion in 2016.
  • There were 239 million visitors to New York State in 2016.
  • 914,000 jobs were sustained by tourism in 2016
  • $8.2 billion revenue in state and local sales taxes were generated by tourism in 2016
  • Tourism is the state's fourth-largest employer - one out of every 123 jobs in New York is tourism-related.
  • In 2016, tourist spending on lodging rose 3.2% to $17.2 billion. Spending on food service jumped 5.7% to $16.67 billion.
  • 70% of New York State's traveler spending base came from domestic markets in 2016.

*Credit Empire State Development, https://esd.ny.gov/industries/tourism


HELPFUL GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS LINKS

Welcome to NYOpenGovernment.com

NYOpenGovernment.com is an effort by the Attorney General's office to promote your right to know and to monitor governmental decision-making. NYOpenGovernment.com is the only statewide resource that allows you to easily access statewide government information, which until now has been scattered or difficult to retrieve.

Visit: https://nyopengovernment.com/NYOG/


A Window on YOUR MONEY!

Welcome to SeeThroughNY & giving New Yorkers a clearer view of how their state and local tax dollars are spent. This site is sponsored by the Empire Center for New York State Policy, part of the non-partisan and non-profit Manhattan Institute for Policy Research.

Visit: http://www.seethroughny.net


HOW A BILL BECOMES A LAW IN NEW YORK STATE:

http://www.nysenate.gov/How_a-Bill_Becomes_a_Law


NEW YORK STATE SENATE INFORMATION:

New York State Senate Home Page http://www.nysenate.gov/

To have a complete listing of the NYS Senate, "Tourism, Recreation and Sports Development Committee Members, visithttp://www.nysenate.gov/committee/cultural-affairs-tourism-parks-and-recreation


NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY INFORMATION:

New York State Assembly Home Page http://assembly.state.ny.us

To have a complete listing of the NYS Assembly, "Tourism, Arts and Sports Development Committee Members, visithttp://assembly.state.ny.us/comm/?sec=mem&id=38

Legislative Bill Tracker:
To look up current New York State legislation by bill number or keyword (i.e. "tourism") http://www.assembly.state.ny.us/leg/


FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE INFORMATION:

For Federal Legislative Information & Bill Finder visit https://www.congress.gov/


"I LOVE NY" Tourism Staff Listing (Contact Name and e-mail)

For a complete listing of the NYS Division of Tourism Staff, click the link below:

Division of Tourism Contact List  (140.5 KB)
2018 Division of of Tourism Contact List (8/18)