The New York State Tourism Industry Coalition, formed in 1987, is comprised of various association and industry–supporting organizations whose main goal is to represent the state’s tourism industry on key legislative and regulatory issues.

2017 Tourism Action Day


March 13, 2017 

Bring Your Voice to Albany
Discuss with your legislators the importance of tourism to the state’s economy. Come and tell your elected officials you need their continued support both statewide and at the local level.

All state legislators will be invited. It is your job to remind them that tourism:

Is the states 4th largest industry.

Sustains more than 766,000 jobs.

Had $102 Billion in total business sales.

Supports 8.2% of the states workforce.



2016 Tourism Industry Coalition Issues Booklet

2016 White Paper, authored by the Tourism Industry Coalition of New York State "Tourism: Built To Lead New York’s Economy."

Tourism Industry Coalition asks Assemblymember Markey to support at least $5 million for Matching Grants Program. Complete letter here.

Tourism Industry Coalition asks Senator Funke to support at least $5 million for Matching Grants Program.Complete letter here.

Helpful Guidance When Contacting Your Legislator - PDF Format


On March 1, 2016 the Tourism Industry Coalition had its annual Tourism Action Day in Albany. The members gathered and reviewed TOURISM ISSUES in the well of the Legislative Office Building (LOB) before heading out to meet with their state representatives face-to-face.

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Who we are:

We are representatives for 22 tourism-related industry organizations throughout the state of New York. Our members include: Albany County CVB - Campground Owners of NY - Canal NY Marketing & Business Alliance - Dutchess Tourism Inc. - Finger Lakes Regional Tourism Council - Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance - Hotel Association of New York City - Ithaca/Tompkins County CVB - Long Island CVB & Sports Commission - MANY: the Museum Association of New York - NYC & Company - NYS Destination Marketing Organizations - NYS Hospitality & Tourism Association - NYS Restaurant Association - NYS Tourism Industry Association - Oneida County Tourism - Otsego County Tourism - Saratoga Convention & Tourism Bureau - Ski Areas of New York, Inc. - Sullivan County Visitors Association, Inc. - The Business Council of New York State, Inc. - Visit Syracuse



Key Documents