Singing New York’s Praises

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Members of New York City’s travel trade rolled through three Canadian cities this week – Quebec City, Montreal and Toronto – singing the praises of the Big Apple to a trade audience representing the city’s second largest international market (after the U.K).

Accompanied in Toronto by Broadway actor Dana Costello (photo), who entertained with a song from Finding Neverland, NYC & Company – the official destination marketing organization for the City of New York – and 13 partners reported that New York City is expected to welcome a high of 59.7 million visitors in 2016, making it the seventh consecutive year for record-breaking tourism.

Included in the total are close to 1.8 million Canadians, with NYC & Company VP, Tourism Development USA and Canada Reagan Stulbaum stating, “Canadian visitors are still travelling to New York. We know it’s been challenging [with currency woes, etc.] for you. And New York is an expensive city. But we find Canadians are travelling differently and looking for value. Maybe they’re looking for a price point, or for an experience… And New York is really poised to offer that!”

That includes new hotels, attractions, infrastructure, and shopping. The city that never sleeps never stops evolving it seems.
Says Stulbaum: “There is new all over!”