New York predicts record visitor numbers in 2016

18th Mar 2016
New York predicts record visitor numbers in 2016

NYC & Company has announced its 2016 tourism forecast, with the city expected to welcome a high of 59.7 million visitors, making it the seventh consecutive year for record-breaking tourism.

“Every corner of New York City is full of diverse cultures, art, entertainment and performing arts,” said New York mayor Bill de Blasio.

“It is not surprising – but still exciting – to know that 2016 will be yet another record breaking year for tourism.

“I thank the businesses, artists and all New Yorkers who continue to make our city an attractive place for people around the world to continue visiting.”

Visitation for 2016 is forecasted to comprise of 47 million domestic and 12.7 million international visitors, both all-time highs.

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New York City has the most active hotel development pipeline in the United States, with 107,000 hotel rooms this year, and a total inventory of 133,000+ rooms expected by the end of 2019.

In 2015, New York City welcomed a record 58.3 million visitors, the city’s sixth consecutive year for record-breaking tourism.

Visitation for 2015 comprised 46 million domestic and 12.3 million international visitors, both all-time highs.

“New York City is experiencing an exciting moment in its history, with unprecedented developments and openings debuting across the five boroughs this year and beyond,” said Fred Dixon, NYC & Company president.

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