New York City to Spend $60 Million on Tourism

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the launch of New York’s
largest tourism campaign in decades, committing nearly $60 million to
grow the industry, create jobs and attract even more visitors to the
Empire State.

The Governor’s announcement came at the conclusion of the New York
State Tourism Summit, where hundreds of tourism experts gathered in
Albany to discuss ideas and new ways to bring tourists to every corner
of the state. As the fifth largest employment sector in New York,
tourism supported 714,000 jobs and generated more than $29 billion in
wages in 2012. One out of every 12 jobs in New York is tourism-related.
The more than 202 million international and domestic visitors to the
Empire State last year resulted in $57 billion in direct tourism
spending, and generated $7 billion in state and local taxes.

“New York State has some of the most beautiful tourist attractions in
the world. From the peaks of the Adirondacks to the beaches of Long
Island, no matter what you’re looking for you can find it here,”
Governor Cuomo said. “I want the world to know about these assets, too,
and am committed to making the State a ‘must see’ global destination and
creating new jobs and investments in New York.”

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