The boom in tourism has been ten years in the making. It was spearheaded by Mayor Bloomberg.
Official predictions show that a record 54.3 million visitors will have arrived in the city by the end of 2013. Of those, nearly 43 million came from elsewhere in the U.S. while about 11.4 million traveled internationally to visit the city.
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery have been packed in recent weeks, with many visitors heading for one site in particular.
State Sen. Jose Peralta has unveiled legislation to send up to $300,000 a year from the hotel tax to the outer boroughs to promote tourism.
The iconic I Love NY logo has gotten a makeover in the form of a rainbow colored heart for the new tourism marketing aimed at the LGBT community.
The 1.3-mile boardwalk was completely destroyed in the storm. Now, the boards are down and just the finishing touches remain.
Christie has set an aggressive timetable for the project and expects the rebuilding effort to be completed by the summer of 2015.
The tourism numbers are based on a model that includes surveys, hotel data, airport traffic and other information and includes business travelers and vacationers.
“We welcomed an all-time high of 52 million visitors,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Monday.
Travel from Mexico to New York City has increased almost 100 percent over the last seven years. More than 400,000 visitors came to New York from Mexico in 2012, according to the tourism agency.
The conventional wisdom is that the Olympics bring tons of tourists to the host city, but New York showed the world once again it can’t be beat.
Rockland County has gone from having flat numbers when it comes to traveler spending to a jump in the past two years, WCBS 880′s Monica Miller reported.
New Yorkers might love to hate tourists in Times Square, but Tim Tompkins of Times Square Alliance says you should probably learn to love them.
New York City’s official tourism agency has a new annual goal of 55 million visitors by 2015, and they’re trying to reach that by appealing to young people.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg and NYC & Company CEO George Fertitta had projected a record 50.2 million visitors to New York City in 2011. But it turns out another 300,000 showed up at the end of the year.