2023 Discover Long Island Tourism Awards

Our Tourism Awards recognize industry leaders who work to support and advance Long Island as a world class destination through tourism and hospitality. Celebrating the trailblazers who support our mission to promote Long Island as a world-class destination, we honor the prestigious contributions enriching our local community, thriving businesses, and coveted quality of life.

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Tourism Trailblazer Award

2023 Tourism Trailblazer Award Finalists: 


Montauk Point Lighthouse

Long Island Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame

Awarded to a new attraction, renovation, or promotional campaign that enhances tourism by creating opportunities for product development, retention, or promotional enhancement that lends to growth or visitor enhancement within the tourism community.

Industry Advancement Award

2023 Industry Advancement Award Finalists:

Long Island Wine Country

 Long Island Hospitality Association

Long Island Labor

An initiative, effort, or educational program that fosters a significant understanding of the value of tourism, promoting the industry as an economic driver or fostering future talent for the industry.

Partner of the Year Award

2023 Partner of the Year Award Finalists: 

WildPlay Jones Beach

Jake's 58 Casino Hotel

Besito, The Shed & The Farm Italy Restaurant Group

Awarded to a Discover Long Island partner for their strong engagement and activation in the tourism industry.

Tourism Legacy Award

2023 Tourism Champion Award Recipient:

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone

2023 Tourism Legacy Award Recipient:

Bryan DeLuca of Long Island Aquarium

Lifetime achievement award dedicated to an industry icon whose efforts have shaped the fabric of Long Island's tourism industry.

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