Queens lawmaker seeks more state funding to promote outer borough tourism
As reported by the Daily News:
A Queens lawmaker is trying to carve out more cash for promoting tourism in the outer boroughs.
State Sen. Jose Peralta introduced a bill that would take a chunk of the state’s hotel occupancy tax and redistribute it to local groups.
“What’s being promoted — outside of the big landmarks in Manhattan?” said Peralta (D-East Elmhurst).
Each borough’s allocation would cap at $300,000 and be distributed through the city’s official tourism arm, NYC & Company.
Organizations, such as the Queens Chamber of Commerce and Queens Economic Development Corp., would coordinate with NYC & Co. on advertising blitzes.
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