Tourism could witness a major boost in the long holiday weekend

Published on : Saturday, July 1, 2017

holiday weekendAll over Long Island, this year’s long, Independence Day weekend is setting off economic fireworks. As the holiday weekend starts off, Long Island hotels are near capacity in Suffolk County, as confirmed by the tourism proponents.


On July 4th, Suffolk County Comptroller John M. Kennedy, Jr., former New York State Hospitality and Tourism Bureau Chairman and GoldCoast Bank CEO John Tsunis, and officials from Discover Long Island will collaborate at the Holiday Inn Express in Stony Brook on the eve of weekend to talk about the major tourism boom that is being anticipated for Long Island and Suffolk County starting this weekend.

To quote John Tsunis, CEO of GoldCoast Bank and the former state hospitality and tourism bureau chairman, at a mid-day press conference in Stony Brook Friday, ‘Historically low gas prices for the summer travel season are helping sell out hotels all over Suffolk. With a record-breaking 44.2 million planning to travel this weekend, many of our favorite destinations are filling up quickly.’

As per the tourism officials, main tourist destinations, East End restaurants and Suffolk hotels are all geared up to see a major financial boon this weekend. To quote Jamie Claudio of Discover Long Island, “The Fourth of July Weekend is one of Long Island’s busiest weekends during the high peak summer tourism season. Having the holiday fall on a Tuesday provides valuable economic benefit to the region as travelers will book extended vacations and locals will take longer staycations.’

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