Gov. Hochul Announces $450 Million Investment In Tourism, With A Large Chunk Going To Encourage Businesses To Rehire WorkersAfter almost two years of being kept out, foreign travelers are now allowed back in the U.S., and here in New York they're being welcomed with open arms.
Families Reunited At JFK Airport For 1st Time In Nearly 2 Years, As Vaccinated International Travelers Allowed Back Into U.S.For more than 20 months, a travel ban has prevented visitors from 33 countries from coming to the United States, but that changed Monday.
New York City Eager To Welcome Back International Tourists As Recovery From Pandemic ContinuesRestaurants have reopened and Broadway is back, but one key part that’s been missing is the international tourists, in Times Square especially, and that will change come Monday.
Snapshot NY: Tourists Returning To New York As City Bounces Back From PandemicOne family gave CBS2's Steve Overmyer a chance to see New York through their eyes for this week's Snapshot New York.
Downtown Deals App Unveiled In Effort To Boost Struggling Long Island BusinessesAs reopening continues in New York, more than half of businesses in the suburbs are still struggling. But there are new plans to help Main Streets recover.
COVID Vaccine In NYC: Pop-Up Vaccination Sites Across City Offer Johnson & Johnson Shot To TouristsAny U.S. resident over the age of 18, including New Yorkers, can go.
'Say Yes To Connecticut': State Launches New Summer Marketing Campaign On Road To ReopeningAfter a year of saying no to many things during the pandemic, the state is encouraging residents and visitors to "say yes" and come visit.
COVID Vaccine In NYC: Mayor De Blasio Wants City To Offer Johnson & Johnson Shot To TouristsMobile vans would be stationed at popular tourist sites like Times Square, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Central Park and the High Line.
New York State Comptroller: NYC Tourism Industry Lost $60 Billion In Revenue In 2020Employment in the tourism industry also saw a decline last year with 89,000 jobs lost.
Efforts To Bring Tourists Back To New York City Ramping Up: 'Come Here, Join This Amazing Moment'Pre-COVID, in 2019, the city saw some 66 million tourists. In 2020, that number plunged to 22 million.
'You Can Feel The Energy': New Yorkers Say Business Is Starting To Pick Up As City Continues On Road To RecoveryChris Heywood with NYC & Company says early March data shows hotel occupancy rose over 43%, making it one of the strongest weeks since the COVID-19 pandemic hit.