Governor Cuomo makes big commitment to tourism in NY

The tourism industry in New York State will get $60-million to help encourage more people to visit. Governor Andrew Cuomo made the announcement on Wednesday at the New York State Tourism Summit, launching one of the largest tourism campaigns in years.

Many tourism experts gathered in Albany to push for new ideas about boosting travel to the state.

About 202 million people from all over the country and world visited last year. The tourism industry supports about 714,000 jobs which earn about $29-billion dollars wages.

"New York State has some of the most beautiful tourist attractions in the world. From the peaks of the Adirondacks to the beaches of Long Island, no matter what you're looking for you can find it here," Governor Cuomo said.

The new money is a boost from the $19 million spent last year by the state on tourism. The plan incudes advirtising on New York City area transit to encourage people to visit Upstate New York, and an international campaign.

The state will also fund new welcome centers at border crossing.

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