ASSEMBLY STANDING COMMITTEE ON TOURISM, PARKS, ARTS, AND SPORTS DEVELOPMENT
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Oral Testimony by Invitation Only
The travel and tourism industry in New York plays a key role in the growth and revitalization of our State’s economy. In 2011, tourism was a $53.8 billion industry and sustained almost 700,000 jobs. The key to this kind of growth, and to continued expansion, is to continue to reach out to travelers and tourists in new and innovative ways. Today’s travelers are seeking increasingly personal connections and experiences. In 2011, as a part of an increased focus on enhancing tourism, the State began a re-development of the “I Love New York” tourism brand – including a re-development of the website, new print and television media advertisements and increased collaboration with industry partners. The Assembly Standing Committee on Tourism, Parks, Arts and Sports Development seeks to examine these new initiatives and discuss how, together as a statewide industry, we can make stronger and more effective connections with travelers and tourists.
Persons invited to present pertinent testimony to the Committees at the above hearing should complete and return the enclosed reply form as soon as possible. It is important that the reply form be fully completed and returned so that persons may be notified in the event of emergency postponement or cancellation.
Oral testimony will be limited to 10 minutes duration. In preparing the order of witnesses, the Committees will attempt to accommodate individual requests to speak at particular times in view of special circumstances. These requests should be made on the attached reply form or communicated to Committee’s staff as early as possible.
Ten copies of any prepared testimony should be submitted at the hearing registration desk. The Committees would appreciate advance receipt of prepared statements.
In order to further publicize these hearings, please inform additional interested parties and organizations of the Committees’ interest in receiving written testimony from any interested sources.
In order to meet the needs of those who may have a disability, the Assembly, in accordance with its policy of non-discrimination on the basis of disability, as well as the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), has made its facilities and services available to all individuals with disabilities. For individuals with disabilities, accommodations will be provided, upon reasonable request, to afford such individuals access and admission to Assembly facilities and activities.
Member of Assembly
Committee on Tourism, Parks, Arts, and Sports Development