245 Clinton Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11205
155 W. Roe Blvd., Patchogue, NY 11772
September 06, 2017
PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – Discover Long Island will hold its First Annual Tourism Symposium on Wednesday, September 13 from 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. at SJC Long Island in Patchogue.
During the all-day program, there will be a presentation by Fred Dixon, president and CEO for NYC & Company, and a 2018 Long Island tourism forecast provided by Ali Hoyt, director of consulting and analytics at Smith Travel Research (STR). The Symposium will also include a tourism technology panel by representatives from Booking.com, Expedia and TripAdvisor.
Breakout sessions include the following:
“As dedicated champions of the tourism industry, this event is designed to share best practices for industry advancement, provide forecasting research for strategic preparation and will unveil exciting collaborations with fellow industry leaders whose partnerships are taking us to new heights,” said Kristen Jarnagin, president and CEO of Discover Long Island. “The tourism industry is a $5.6 billion economic driver for Long Island and it is essential that we stay at the forefront of innovation to remain competitive in an ever-evolving marketplace.”
This event is open to the public, but seating is limited so registration is required. To learn more about the Institute for Hospitality and Tourism Management at SJC Long Island, visit sjcny.edu/ihtm.
ABOUT DISCOVER LONG ISLAND
Discover Long Island was established in 1979 as the official tourism promotion agency for the destination’s travel and tourism industry. The organization contributes to the economic development and quality of life on Long Island by promoting the region as a world-class destination for tourism, meetings and conventions, trade shows, sporting events and related activities. For more information, call 631.951.3900 or visit discoverlongisland.com.
ABOUT ST. JOSEPH’S COLLEGE
St. Joseph’s College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility and service. Through SJC Brooklyn, SJC Long Island and SJC Online, the College offers bachelor’s degrees in 50 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.