Tompkins County
New York

Resolution
7387

Designation of Tourism Promotion Agency for State

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Department:Strategic Tourism Planning BoardSponsors:
Category:Tourism

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              WHEREAS, the Tompkins County Planning and Sustainability Department in its administrative function for tourism matters is qualified to recommend the appropriate agency for official Tourism Promotion Agency (TPA) designation, and

 

              WHEREAS, the Strategic Tourism Planning Board has reviewed the matter with appropriate agency representatives, and

 

WHEREAS, Tompkins County has historically been a gateway to the Finger Lakes region of New York State and experiences significant economic benefit from tourism as a result, and

 

WHEREAS, to obtain certain New York State funding, counties must designate a TPA, and

 

              WHEREAS, Tompkins County has a contract with the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce for the period of January 1, 2016, through December 31, 2018, to provide destination marketing services for Tompkins County through the Ithaca Tompkins County Convention and Visitors Bureau (ITCCVB), now therefore be it

 

RESOLVED, on recommendation of the Budget, Capital, and Personnel Committee, That the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce and its Ithaca/Tompkins County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau (ITCCVB) be granted the official TPA designation for Tompkins County for State Fiscal Year 2017-2018,

 

              RESOLVED, further, That the President & CEO or the Vice President, Tourism & Community Relations of the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce report to the appropriate Legislative Committee if change occurs in state tourism funding requirements.

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