tourism

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

Press Preview of the 2012 Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art - New York, NY - Feb 27, 2012 (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

NYC Sets New Annual Tourism Goal: 55 Million People

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.

03/07/2012

People crowd into Times Square - New York, NY - Dec 30, 2012 (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NYC Revises 2011 Tourism Number… Upwards!

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.

01/26/2012

New York Celebrates New Year's Eve In Times Square

New York City Resolution: Attract Over 50 Million Tourists In 2012

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.

01/04/2012

Mayor Bloomberg announces all-time record high in visitors and awards prizes to the city’s 50 millionth tourist on December 20, 2011 (credit: Edward Reed)

New York City Reaches Tourism Goal Of 50 Million

Bursting with pride, Mayor Michael Bloomberg stood at the crossroads of the world Tuesday to announce the big tourism numbers.

12/20/2011

Mayor Michael Bloomberg on the roof of the Z NYC Hotel - Queens, NY - Nov 14, 2011 (credit: Spencer T Tucker / Mayor's Office)

Bloomberg: NYC Might Top Record Tourist Number

Despite the economy, Mayor Michael Bloomberg says New York City might top last year’s record of 48.8 million vistors this year.

11/15/2011

A man relaxes on the beach in Bridgehampton, NY. (Photo By Matthew Peyton/Getty Images)

Officials, Businesses Hoping For Strong Summer Tourism In New York And New Jersey

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.

05/29/2011

Offshore oil platforms are seen near Santa Barbara, CA - Jul 21, 2009 (credit: David McNew/Getty Images

New Jersey Environmentalists Keep Eyes On House Vote On Offshore Drilling

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.

05/10/2011

Westchester County (file / credit: Westchester County Office of Tourism)

Westchester County Launches ‘100 Reasons’ Tourism Campaign

“We have heritage. We have lots of museums and galleries. We have some world famous chefs,” says Lydia Ruth of tourism office.

04/07/2011

The New York State Capitol - Albany, NY - Mar 16, 2008 - Photo: Daniel Barry/Getty Images

NY Tourism Group To Lobby State Lawmakers

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.

03/01/2011

Hotel Bed

NYC Hotels: Where Not To Stay In The Big Apple

Visiting NYC and need help deciding where to stay? We can help – by letting you know exactly which hotels not to book.

CBS New York–02/17/2011

Generic Casino File Photo (credit: CBS 2)

N.J. Lays Off 115 Of Its 144 Casino Inspectors

Additional layoffs to other inspectors at Casino Control Commission are likely in coming weeks.

02/03/2011

Gov. Chris Christie delivers the State of the State address in the Statehouse - Trenton, NJ - Jan 11, 2011 - Photo: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office

Gov. Christie Signs Atlantic City Rescue Package

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says construction will resume next week on Atlantic City’s half-finished Revel casino.

02/01/2011

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