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MacArthur Airport to Host HIA-LI Executive Breakfast

Highlighting Economic Initiatives to Boost Travel & Tourism

HIA Breakfast to be held at MacArthur Airport, Thursday, July 14, 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM

Can a regional airport become a hub for Long Island tourism? That’s one of the questions that the HIA-LI Executive Breakfast series will explore as local government and tourism officials discuss “The Airport and Tourism: Two Long Island Economic Generators.” Hosted by HIA-LI, a recognized voice for business on Long Island, the discussion will be held in the terminal building at Long Island MacArthur Airport on Thursday, July 14, 2020 from 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM.  In a discussion introduced by Airport Commissioner Teresa Rizzuto, Town of Islip Supervisor Phil Nolan and Long Island Convention & Visitors Bureau and Sports Commission President and CEO Moke McGowan will explore the impact the airport and tourism play as twin economic engines of the Long Island economy. In addition, Supervisor Nolan will receive the Fair Media Council Media Savvy Business Award for the Airport’s use of social media in promoting its brand.

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“Long Island MacArthur Airport is a recognized New York airport and a hub for regional tourism,” said Nolan.  “Travelers can fly to MacArthur, eat at Long Island’s gourmet restaurants, shop in our fine boutiques, stay at our destination ‘bed and breakfasts’ and enjoy our world-class beaches, all only a short train ride from New York City.”
“As the official tourism promotion agency for Long Island’s travel and tourism industry, we’re pleased with MacArthur Airport’s recent designation as a New York airport,” said McGowan. “Convenient air transportation and easy access to Long Island is critical to growing our tourism economy.”

“Long Island’s economy is diverse and multi-faceted, from B2B industry to business and consumer tourism,” said HIA-LI president Terri Alessi-Miceli.  “We are looking forward to this discussion about the impact of travel and tourism as an economic driver.”