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Queens lawmaker proposes bill to support recovery of New York City’s tourism industries

Council Member Paul Vallone is seeking to create an Office of Tourism Recovery to support New York City’s tourism industries and arts and culture during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

Councilman Paul Vallone’s legislation was supported and discussed by fellow council members, industry leaders and advocates at a joint-hearing held on Sept. 24 by the Economic Development and Cultural Affairs, Libraries & International Intergroup Relations Committees.

Acknowledging the difficult recovery ahead, my bill seeks to create a dedicated office that would report directly to the mayor and support tourism recovery throughout the city over the course of the next five challenging years,” Vallone said. “Proactive efforts like these will ensure the ‘City that Never Sleeps’ stays dynamic, vibrant and wide awake in this new reality.”

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