News Release

April 12, 2012      

For Further Information Contact:
Colleen Pillus
(845) 486-2000
E-mail: cpillus@dutchessny.gov

County Executive Molinaro Hosts Regional Leaders & Tourism Officials

 

County Executive Molinaro, Regional Leaders and Tourism Officials
Pictured from right to left: Dutchess County Deputy Commissioner of Strategic Planning & Economic Development Ron Hicks, American Bus Association President CEO Peter Pantuso, Putnam County Executive Mary Ellen O'Dell, Ulster County Tourism Director Richard Remsnyder, Dutchess County Tourism Director Mary Kay Vrba, Orange County Tourism Director Susan Hawvermale, Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro and Deputy Orange County Executive James O'Donnell.

Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro hosted county leaders and tourism officials from around the Hudson Valley region this afternoon for a working lunch in the County Executive Office.  The officials will then attend the Destinations of New York Group Travel Show kick-off at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center Lobby, 14 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie where a  press conference begins at 2pm.

The group heard from Peter Pantuso, CEO of the American Bus Association, about the importance of regional marketplace for group travel, federal legislation that may be a potential funding source for the region and more.    

Mary Kay Vrba, Director of Dutchess County Tourism, provided a regional overview of what is happening locally in travel industry.

Also joining in the discussion was United States Congresswoman Nan Hayworth and Patricia Hohmann, representing United States Congressman Chris Gibson.

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