New Initiatives Announced Will Build on the Success of the Last Tourism Summit and Continue to Promote New York State as the Tourism Capital of the World Releases New Tourism Ad Campaign Featuring Ed Burns, Steve Buscemi, Billy Joel, Robert De Niro,Michael Strahan, Meryl Streep, and Vanessa Williams
Albany, N.Y. (May 14, 2014) - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today hosted New York State's second Tourism Summit. Building on last year's unprecedented support, the Governor announced the state's commitment of $45 million to promote statewide tourism, create jobs, and attract even more visitors to the Empire State. This 50 percent increase in state funding over the last year gives New York one of the largest state-funded tourism programs in the nation. The Governor also unveiled a new tourism advertising campaign featuring Ed Burns, Steve Buscemi, Billy Joel, Robert De Niro, Michael Strahan, Meryl Streep and Vanessa Williams. The ads can also be found on YouTube here.