Oneida Indian Nation praises county, CNY for tourism impact


VERONA — The Oneida Indian Nation Friday congratulated Oneida County and Central New York for the region’s success in building a popular tourist destination.

According to the recently released 2017 Economic Impact of Tourism in New York report, Oneida County earned $1.5 billion in annual tourism income, ranking among New York’s top 10 counties for traveler spending.

“Central New York is an incredible destination for travelers from across the country and the world,” said Oneida Indian Nation Representative and Nation Enterprises CEO Ray Halbritter. “It is wonderful that visitors are catching on to all that our area has to offer.”

Halbritter continued: “I would like to congratulate Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., other elected officials, and all of the local businesses and tourism organizations who helped make possible this growth in tourism, which plays a key role in the local economy. Together, we are truly building a great present and future for Central New York.”

This summer, the Oneida Nation’s Turning Stone Resort Casino is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a series of special events and promotions.

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