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Hundreds Of Thousands Participate In Veterans Day Parade In NYC

Gov. Cuomo Kicks Off New York’s Summer Tourism Season

Cuomo was in Watkins Glen, the home of an international car raceway, on Saturday to unveil new roadside and video ads highlighting destinations such as the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown and the Saratoga Race Course.

06/28/2014

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Ultimate Guide To Your Summer Road Trip

Make the most of your summer with this ultimate guide to road trips.

05/09/2014

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 09:  People shop at an outdoor holiday market in celebration of the season on December 9, 2013 in New York City. With the lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree last Wednesday evening, the holiday shopping season has officially started in New York with tens of thousands of tourists expected to visit the city to shop, see shows and sightsee.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Booming Tourism Industry Could Ease Burden On City Tax Payers

The boom in tourism has been ten years in the making. It was spearheaded by Mayor Bloomberg.

12/11/2013

Tourists pose for pictures during a visit to the Statue of Liberty on October 13, 2013. (credit: Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

City Set To Mark All-Time High For Tourism

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.

12/10/2013

Washington Irving's grave at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Village Of Sleepy Hollow Seeing Boost In Tourism

Sleepy Hollow Cemetery have been packed in recent weeks, with many visitors heading for one site in particular.

10/07/2013

State Sen. Jose Peralta announces bill to distribute hotel tax revenues to all five boroughs, August 20, 2013. (credit: Twitter/SenatorPeralta)

Queens Officials Want Cut Of Tourism Revenue To Help Attract Visitors

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.

08/20/2013

I Love NY logo on NYS LGBT tourism website. (credit: lgbt.iloveny.com)

New York State Launches LGBT Tourism Website

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.

06/30/2013

Reconstructed Belmar Boardwalk, April 30, 2013. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

New Belmar Boardwalk Nearly Complete As Summer Approaches

The 1.3-mile boardwalk was completely destroyed in the storm. Now, the boards are down and just the finishing touches remain.

04/30/2013

Gov. Chris Christie announces Rt. 35 rebuilding plans in Lavallette Feb. 19, 2013 (credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Christie Pledges $200 Million In Federal Aid To Rebuild Vital Jersey Shore Roadway

Christie has set an aggressive timetable for the project and expects the rebuilding effort to be completed by the summer of 2015.

02/19/2013

Empire State Building (credit: CBS 2)

New York Dukes It Out With Orlando To Become Nation’s Top Tourist Spot

The tourism numbers are based on a model that includes surveys, hotel data, airport traffic and other information and includes business travelers and vacationers.

01/01/2013

Tourists on the observation deck of the Empire State Building (file/credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

New York City Marks Best-Ever Year For Tourism

“We welcomed an all-time high of 52 million visitors,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Monday.

12/31/2012

Tourists at the High Line (Credit: CBS 2)

New York City Launches Tourism Campaign In Mexico City

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.

10/16/2012

Olympic Rings At Parliament In London (Photo credit: TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/GettyImages)

New York Beats London In Tourism Even Without Olympic Games

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.

08/14/2012

(credit: Rockland County Tourism)

Rockland County Sees Jump In Tourism

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.

06/12/2012

People on the tkts steps in Times Square - New York, NY - Feb 11, 2012 (credit: Robin Marchant/Getty Images)

Study: Times Square Generates Big Bucks For NYC

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.

03/20/2012

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