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NYC & Company forecast a 3.7 percent increase to 65.1 million visitors this year NYC & Company forecast a 3.7 percent increase to 65.1 million visitors this year

NYC & Company Reveals Record Visitor Numbers

Bill de Blasio, mayor, New York and NYC & Company, the city’s destination market organisation, announced that 2017 was the eighth consecutive year with record-breaking tourism results.

New York welcomed 62.8 million visitors during 2017, an increase of 2.3 million visitors over 2016. Visitation for 2017 was comprised of 49.7 million domestic and 13.1 million international visitors, both all-time highs.

“We are keeping our door to the world open,” said de Blasio. “Even with all the headwinds from the White House, we attracted a record number of visitors to our city. That is a testament to the strength of our tourism sector and the values of our city.”

In 2017, NYC & Company launched two campaigns, New York City – Welcoming the World and True York City, which helped position NYC as a must-visit destination despite challenges in the geopolitical climate and changes in travel policies.

Domestic visitation grew 3.9 percent, from 47.8 million visitors throughout 2016 to 49.7 million during 2017.