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.
Just days after cheering the arrival of the record-breaking 50 millionth visitor of the year to New York City, officials are starting over and counting from one.
Bursting with pride, Mayor Michael Bloomberg stood at the crossroads of the world Tuesday to announce the big tourism numbers.
Despite the economy, Mayor Michael Bloomberg says New York City might top last year’s record of 48.8 million vistors this year.
A combination of slowly dropping gas prices and an assumption that the economy can only get better, is leaving many business owners and officials feeling optimistic about the summer season.
Those for lifting the moratorium say increasing oil supplies will help lower gas prices, but the Sierra Club’s Jeff Tittel says it’s not worth threatening beaches.
“We have heritage. We have lots of museums and galleries. We have some world famous chefs,” says Lydia Ruth of tourism office.