COLLINS LANDING, NY – The 1000 Islands International Tourism Council Board of Directors has selected Corey Fram to succeed longtime Director of Tourism Gary DeYoung.
Fram has overseen a majority of the Council’s tourism promotion efforts as marketing and communications manager since 2008. DeYoung, who took the position in 1997, is retiring later this year.
“The 1000 Islands international region has welcomed visitors from all over the world since Gary came aboard more than 20 years ago. In that time, the area has positioned itself as a world-class destination and our tourism programs have grown tremendously,” said Jim Corbin, council chairman. “Corey’s knowledge of the greater 1000 Islands region and his work in modernizing our marketing campaigns should lead to a seamless transition and continued success.”
The Council is the official destination marketing organization of Jefferson County, New York. Its major stakeholders are the county and the Thousand Islands Bridge Authority. The Council is charged with tourism promotion and development for Jefferson County and the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, as well as shoreline communities including Kingston.
The Council prepares and executes consumer marketing and public relations campaigns as well as group tour and travel trade promotion programs. It serves as the region’s official liaison for New York State Economic Development’s I Love New York division and collaborates with provincial and local tourism offices on programming.
The Council’s annual budget is approximately $1.5 million. Its offices are located on Collins Landing Road in the town of Orleans.