New York City just reached another tourism record for the 8th straight year in a row, hosting a whopping 62.8 million tourist last year, according to city officials.
NYC saw an uplift of 2.3 million tourists since 2016, NYC & Company commissioner said on Tuesday, despite issues that restrictions like the travel ban would lead to a drop.
“Even with all the headwinds from the White House, we attracted a record number of visitors to our city; that’s a testament to the strength of our tourism sector and the values of our city,” Mayor de Blasio said in the statement.
New York, NY accepted a total of 49.7 million home tourist and 13.1 million international travelers in 2017, both of which were all-time highs.
The gain in tourist growth was a mixture of combination
The boom of tourism was driven by a sequence of circumstances, like the increase of 4,000 new hotel rooms.
The NYC company created more partnerships with other international cities such as Cape Town, Toronto, and Tokyo to feature New York City
The company also established more partnerships with other city tourism boards in 2017 than any other year in its history, establishing new tourism programs with cities like Cape Town, Toronto, and Tokyo to showcase New York City’s attractive attractions and appeal across the international destinations.
The hike in tourism has increased more live stand-up comedy and more venues across Manhattan.
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The NYC ferry system also began in May of last year to give quick access through the city’s waterways, making it all the faster to visit these famed attractions.
As tourism continues to grow, NYC & Company representatives project an estimated 65.1 million visitors will head to New York City in 2018.