Mayor Michael Bloomberg

The figures for the first quarter of 2010 were released now with a total of 45.6 million guests in 2009 NYC was also the most popular destination for visitors from the United States not only the most popular U.S. destination for foreign guests, but for the first time in 20 years. The German-speaking market remains the most important European market for New York trips with 568.000 visitors in 2009 (2008: 590,000) to the UK. One-third of the German-speaking visitors to United States 2009 traveled to New York City. The tourism industry in NYC is started with good results in the year 2010.

This is confirmed by the figures for the first quarter, which presented the official tourism and city marketing company, NYC & company, now at the fair of POW WOW in Orlando. In the first three months of the year, 10.6 million visitors to the city, came what is equivalent to a growth of 11 percent compared with the same period. The international guests are expenditures by 13 percent to $ 2.2 billion. On the hotel side, there are positive developments. Despite the steady expansion In New York City, the hotel occupancy amounted to 73.8 percent, 8.7 percent more than in the same period of 2009 hotel capacity in the first quarter. The number of sold room nights”increased by ten percent to 5.3 million. The Broadway with its popular musical shows registered an increase of 5.9 percent compared to the previous year with nearly 2.7 million tickets sold in the first quarter.

Revenue rose 14 percent to $ 228.5 million. Other attractions and museums recorded an average visitor increase of eight percent in the first quarter. The tourism industry of the city is strong and stable. We are on the right path to the goal of 50 million visitors sought by Mayor Michael Bloomberg to achieve annually up to the year 2012″, said George Fertitta, CEO of NYC & company. Not only the most popular U.S. destination for foreign guests, but for the first time in 20 years with a total of 45.6 million guests in 2009, NYC was also the most popular destination for visitors from the United States. The German-speaking market remains the most important European market for New York trips with 568.000 visitors in 2009 (2008: 590,000) to the UK. One-third of the German-speaking visitors to United States 2009 traveled to New York City. General information about New York City also in German language is available under german. Editor’s Note: NYC & company is the official marketing and Tourism Organization of the city New York City. She is responsible for the development of tourism, the economic development of the five city districts and taking care of the positive image of the city around the world. NYC & company operates the NYC information center on the 7th Avenue (52 / 53 Street) and the official NYC website.

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