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Tourism leaders, legislators meet Friday in Buffalo; tip-credits, call-in pay regulations on agenda


Tue, Feb 27th 2018 10:50 pm
EDITOR'S NOTE: This event was cancelled on March 1.
Tourism industry leaders from the Buffalo/Niagara Falls area will meet with state and local elected officials for a roundtable discussion on Friday, March 2, to discuss issues pertaining to the tourism industry.
The Hyatt Regency Buffalo (2 Fountain Plaza) is hosting the event from 8:30-10 am. The purpose of the event - sponsored by the New York State Hospitality and Tourism Association, Destination Niagara USA, and Visit Buffalo Niagara - is to advance the hospitality industry's local and statewide legislative agendas.
Issues on the agenda include:
  • Proposed elimination of the tip-credit
  • Proposed elimination of call-in pay regulations
  • Matching grants
  • Short-term rentals
  • Seasonal worker tax credit
  • Hotel liquor licensing
  • Service animals
The New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association is a not-for-profit trade organization representing 1,300 member businesses and individuals in the lodging and attractions industry. NYSH&TA's mission is to provide a strong voice for the New York state hospitality and tourism industry, and to protect and enhance the financial welfare of the industry.

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