Tourism marketing, economic development and casinos on agenda
January 29, 2013 - Tourism industry leaders from the Greater Capital Region will meet with local legislative representatives for a Roundtable Discussion on Thursday, January 31, to discuss important issues pertaining to the tourism industry.
The Desmond Hotel & Conference Center (660 Albany Shaker Road, Albany) is hosting the event from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. The purpose of the Roundtable Discussion - sponsored by the New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association, Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Albany Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce, Saratoga Convention & Tourism Bureau, Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce, Schenectady County Visitors Agency, The Chamber of Schenectady County, and Washington County Tourism - is to advance the hospitality industry's local and statewide legislative agendas.
More than eight state legislators and/or staff have confirmed they will be in attendance for this event.
Statewide issues on the agenda include: the importance of tourism funding, Regional Economic Development Council grants, minimum wage and extended learning time for students and its impact on tourism businesses.
The New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association (NYSH&TA) is a not-for-profit trade organization representing nearly 1,400 member businesses and individuals in the lodging and attractions industry.
CONTACT: Mark Dorr
Vice President of Operations & Member Relations
(518) 465-2300 x 109