Editorial Contact:
Meg Vanek
Executive Director
Cayuga County Office of Tourism
131 Genesee Street
Auburn, NY 13021
email: meg@tourcayuga.com

National Travel & Tourism Week Spotlights Impact of Travel and Tourism

May 1-7, 2016

Young boy paddleboardingApril 27, Cayuga County, NY – National Travel and Tourism Week, America’s annual salute to travel and tourism, was established by congressional resolution in 1983 and serves to champion the power of the tourism industry in the United States during the first full week of May each year.

“Travel and tourism is responsible for the employment of 1847 people in Cayuga County,”  said Meg Vanek, executive director of the Cayuga County Office of Tourism.  “National Travel & Tourism Week is a great time to recognize every worker in our community who depends on travel for his or her livelihood.  From hotel general managers to restaurant waitstaff to wine tasting room personnel, all are part of our very important tourism workforce.” 

Travel and tourism is a $100.95 million dollar industry in Cayuga County, generating $12.05 million in state and local tax revenue and providing $388 in tax relief per Cayuga County household.  In addition to the workforce directly employed in the tourism industry, it further supports workers in other industry sectors such as construction, manufacturing and finance.

There will be a brief presentation and a proclamation recognizing May 1-7, 2016 as National Travel & Tourism Week in Auburn, NY at Auburn’s City Hall on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 6 p.m. For a complete report on Cayuga County Tourism and the economic impact of tourism in Cayuga County, call the Cayuga County Office of Tourism at 315-255-1658 and ask for our Annual Report.

About the Cayuga County Office of Tourism

The Cayuga County Office of Tourism is the designated Tourism Promotion Agency for Cayuga County and promotes the County’s attractions, events, and lodging establishments.  For more information call 800-499-9615 or visit tourcayuga.com