Another broken record

By | Category: Travel rumblings
Guess where?

Guess where?

Like a broken record each, the marketing company for the city, NYC & Company, says the same thing each year. More visitors than ever before. Can this company continue to break records year after year?

New York City reached an all-time record 56.4 million visitors in 2014. The City’s hotel sector reached 102,000 hotel rooms last year, while selling a record 32.4 million total hotel room nights, an all-time high. The tourism industry also generated $3.7 billion in local tax revenues for the city.

Of the 56.4 million visitors who came to New York City in 2014, 44.2 million came from U.S./domestic locations, while 12.2 million came from international locations. Average hotel occupancy for the year finished at 89 percent, while average daily room rates citywide finished the year at $295. Both occupancy rates and room rates in New York City are the highest in the country.

The UK was the largest source of overseas visitors to New York. We just can’t seem to get enough of the city despite the fact that the pound has slumped against the dollar in the last few months. Canada was the next source of visitor numbers followed by Brazil, France, China, Australia and Germany.

New York City is the nation’s number one big city destination, the number one port-of-entry for overseas visitors, the number one city for tourism spending, and had the highest share of overseas visitation to the U.S.—approximately one-third.

Other US cities must be wondering what they have to do to catch up. One thing they might do is to hire NYC and Company because they seem to have the golden touch!

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