|Photo by Julienne Schaer|
On June 28, NYC & Company escorted a group of more than 20 tour operators throughout Long Island City and Astoria, Queens, to familiarize them with many of the hotels and attractions in the area, including: Wyndham Garden Long Island City Manhattan View Hotel, Z NYC Hotel, Fairfield Inn New York Long Island City/Manhattan View, Holiday Inn Manhattan View – Long Island City, Four Points by Sheraton – Long Island City/Queensboro Bridge, Museum of the Moving Image, The Noguchi Museum, SculptureCenter, Dorsky Gallery and 5 Pointz.
Joining the group were Fred Dixon, NYC & Company’s SVP tourism & convention development; Kelly Curtin, NYC & Company’s SVP membership & destination services and several other NYC & Company staff members, Rob MacKay, director of PR, marketing & tourism, Queens Economic Development Corporation, who addressed the group on Queens tourism overall, and the Long Island City Partnership.
All of the participating tour operators are active in bringing domestic and international visitors to New York City. This tour was designed to educate them about tourism product throughout Queens and generate future travel bookings to the borough.