Friday, July 24, 2015

Andrew Cuomo On The State of New York Tourism

ust before the July 4th weekend, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a press release on the state of tourism. The release covered tourism in its totality and did not address specific sectors like adventure tourism, winery tourism, historic tourism, and LGBT tourism, the four pillars of I Love NY promotions. It also did not differentiate between business, vacation, or shopping travelers. (Macy’s chief executive Terry Lundgren in 2013 called Macy’s “ a tourist place” with roughly 6,000,000 tourists a year).

That being said, the number of travelers to the Empire State from elsewhere is impressive and the economic impact is substantial.
The headline of the press release boldly declares:

NYS Tourism Impact Exceeds $100 Billion
Tourism Employment Increased By 16 Percent Since 2011
New York Remains Most Visited State by Overseas Travelers for 14th Year in a Row

See more at New York History blog

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