NYC hosts revised record 50.5 million visitors

New York City mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and NYC & Company, New York City’s official marketing, tourism and partnership organization, report that the city ended the year with a new record 50.5 million visitors, slightly higher than the 50.2 million estimated visitors announced in December. NYC & Company also estimates that the city welcomed 40.2 million domestic visitors and 10.3 million international visitors. The overall figure is an increase of 3.5% increase over the 2010 figure of 48.8 million visitors. Visitor spending reached an estimated US$32 billion, up from US$31.5 billion in 2010. According to officials, warm weather at the end of December brought an influx of day-trip visitors to the city, contributing to the higher record-breaking total. (