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.
The Tourism Industry Coalition of New York State said more than 200 people involved in the tourism industry will meet with legislators Tuesday in an effort to keep $7.4 million in tourism marketing from being reduced.
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Additional layoffs to other inspectors at Casino Control Commission are likely in coming weeks.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says construction will resume next week on Atlantic City’s half-finished Revel casino.
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Mayor Michael Bloomberg says 48.7 million people visited New York last year. That surpasses its 2008 record of 47 million.
Long Island Association president Kevin Law says that it’s time the island start acting like the big guy that it is.