In the first half of 2010, New York City has seen 23.5 million visitors— an 8.75 percent increase over the same period in 2009, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg reported Wednesday, August 11. By 2012, the city expects to reach its goal of 50 million annual tourists; by the end of 2010, 47.5 million in a 4.2 percent increase over 2009 and a new record. Currently, tourism industry remains the city's fifth largest industry, contributing to almost $30 million in direct spending across the City's five boroughs.
This summer, agents can get exclusive access with New York & Company's Trade Pass to restaurants, cultural and sight-seeing attractions, theaters and service providers, after completing NYC & Company's Online Training Academy.
Third Night Free
Through September 5, some of Signature Collection's 16 hotels, offering a "Third Night" free deal through NYC & Company, are also offering agent commissions. Guests can book two nights and get one free, as well as an exclusive VIP package at the Saks Fifth Avenue flagship store, a personal shopping experience at the Fifth Avenue Club and complimentary dessert and coffee at Cafe SFA.