Gov. Cuomo highlights increased tourism in NYS

By Anna Norris

May 14, 2014 Updated May 14, 2014 at 6:15 PM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) Governor Andrew Cuomo hosted a second Tourism Summit to discuss the potential in New York State.

The meeting was held at the American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan Wednesday.

The summit highlighted efforts to draw visitors to sites and attractions across the state.

Cuomo told the crowd that tourism revenues had increased by four billion dollars within one year.

The presentations featured New York's wineries, rivers and cultural attractions.

"There is so much that this state has to offer, to enjoy, to educate, to inform. And we want to make sure we're communicating that message," said Cuomo.

Governor Cuomo also announced a twenty-five million dollar increase in funds toward tourism advertising.