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RECAP: Perspectives on the Proposed Executive Budget

Thank you for joining us at the first NYSTIA Lunch and Learn Webinar! 

Mark Dorr, President of the New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association (NYSHTA) provided insights and remarks on the Proposed Executive Budget and its effects on New York State's tourism industry. In this inaugural webinar, Mark discussed the budget and legislative advocacy priorities for 2024, including:

  • NYSHTA's short-term rental bill
  • Increasing funding for the Tourism Promotion Matching Grant Program
  • Sunsetting the COVID Sick Leave Law
  • The "I LOVE NY" Program
  • Support for Market NY and the Regional Economic Development Council Program
  • Increasing transparency in conspicuous pricing via the NY Junk Free Prevention Act
  • Protecting hotel rewards programs with NYSHTA's version of the NY Privacy Act
  • Updates on Tourism Improvement Districts (TID) and how NYSHTA can help your area create a TID
  • Air Conditioner Default¬†legislation
  • ADA Website legislation¬†to protect against allegations of unlawful discriminatory practices
  • Age Reduction for Ride Operators in NY Amusement Parks

We would like to give our sincere thanks to Mark Dorr for providing his time and valuable insights on the proposed 2024 executive budget. You can learn more about NYSHTA and their advocacy efforts by visiting their website. Mark Dorr will also provide a legislative update at the 2024 NYS Tourism Conference, held in Niagara Falls on April 17-19. Learn more about his session here.

Please check out the live recording below. You can also download Mark's presentation here.

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