New York: 2016 is another record year as the city continues its tourism effort holistically

New York City is a true melting pot of cultures, languages and people, making it desirable to visitors from all over the world.

The City’s diversity 

New York City comprises of five boroughs: the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island, all community of eclectic, ethnically diverse neighbourhoods and melting pot of cultures through activities, museums, stores and restaurants, where you can meet people of different countries and sample exotic cuisine and products.Chris He ywood Senior VP, Glob al co mmunications, NY C & Company Hop on the 7 subway line (sometimes referred to as the “International Express”) for a Queens adventure, where Himalayan, Indian and Latin American cuisine are part of an authentic Jackson Heights experience.


New York is and remains the safest large city in America, 2016 was the safest year ever in the history of New York City.

Groundbreaking “New” tourism products like new hotels, attractions and restaurants 

New York City continues to provide unmatched “New” experiences to all travellers. Be it new luxury hotels openings in Lower Manhattan i.e. Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown and The Beekman or boutique hotels in Brooklyn with the opening of The William Vale Hotel and 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge to open this February or unique attractions such as the 10-acre park called The Hills at Governors Island and the Transportation Hub Oculus with a variety of dining and shopping options. 

Not to mention New York is also home to New Dining Concepts from top culinary experts, Tom Colicchio opened his new eatery Fowler & Wells in the stunning new Beekman Hotel and Wolfgang Puck now has brought his luxury restaurant brand CUT to NYC.

Easy Transportation Access

All the above new and exciting venues, attractions can be easily accessible by the City’s affordable 24×7 subway system or through the ferry.

The NY subway system’s has also seen a recent expansion with the opening of the Line 7 from Times Square to Hudson Yards (a large-scale development project under construction which will offer a new neighborhood of culture, commerce and cuisine) and also connect to the newly renovated Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, the northern part of the High Line and the Hudson River waterfront.

The Staten Island Ferry provides a majestic view of New York Harbor, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, romantic boat ride, for free.

New York City offers affordable experiences through the year

NYC & Company offers twice yearly value programs to travellers to enjoy live theater, restaurants and attractions in New York City. These popular programs take place in Jan/Feb and Aug/September. The dates for the current ongoing programs are NYC Broadway Week (Jan. 17–Feb. 5), NYC Restaurant Week (Jan. 23–Feb. 10), NYC Off-Broadway Week (Feb. 27–Mar. 12), and the first-ever NYC Attractions Week (Jan. 17–Feb. 5) with 2-for-1 tickets to more than 70 attractions.

Through the year, there’s always something fun to do that doesn’t cost a dime – museum admissions, cultural festivals, holiday parades etc are some of the activities that can be experiences without any cost.  Travelers on a budget can visit for an update on the various free- and low-cost activity and events.

Last, but not the least, with more than 113,000 hotel rooms currently and additional 20,000+ rooms on the way by the end of 2019 throughout the five boroughs, visitors will find a wide variety of accommodations to suit all segments. 

New shopping destinations, iconic attractions, world-class dining and live theater entice travellers to visit New York time and time again.  Of course, they first need to get here, and we’re very fortunate with continued increases in air lift from all corners of the globe. 

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