New York City is the number one tourism destination in the United States for both domestic and international tourists. Visitation to the city increased for six consecutive years between 2009 and 2015, reaching a new record. Approximately 58.3 million visitors from 170 countries (and from all over the United States) visited New York City in 2015. Simultaneously, there was an increase in domestic day trips and overnight travel to the city, as well as an increase in business travel, according to NYC & Company’s 2015 annual summary. The primary reasons for travel to New York City are its art, culture, food, museums, and entertainment.

Tourism Trends

One of the barometers of a strong tourism industry is the strength of the hotel sector. Over the period 2010–2016, the ...

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