Michael Bloomberg, New York’s governor and the CEO of New York (NYC & Company), George Fertitta, have announced a new record for the city: 52 million tourists in 2012, a historical milestone in the industry with a 2.1% increase over the previous year.
Visitors to the city generated 55,300 million USD in revenues, with a direct cost of 36,900 million USD.
As the top tourist destination in the United States, New York holds a 33% market share among foriegn visitors.
During 2012, New York received around 41 million domestic visitors and 11 million tourists from abroad. The hospitality industry in NYC employed 356,000 employees and sold around 29 million hotel stays.
“New York continues to attract people from around the world who want to experience our culture, gastronomy, parks, shops, museums and energy of our city, “said Mayor Bloomberg.
“Tourism is the fifth largest industry in the city and continues to grow, creating thousands of jobs for New Yorkers. We are on track to reach our goal of 55 million visitors and 70 billion economic impact in 2015.”
New York, New York!
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