NYC sets record last year with 13.1 million international visitors

 Wednesday, March 21, 2018 


NYC international visitorsAccording to the Mayor’s office, New York City welcomed more than 62 million visitors last year, including 13.1 million international visitors.

Compared to 2016, tourism jumped 3.8 percent overall, despite the fact that NYC & Company, the city’s tourism marketing group, predicted fewer foreign visitors due to President Donald Trump’s travel ban.

However, the city welcomed an all-time record for both domestic and foreign travelers in 2017; and it was for eight consecutive years that tourism in the city showed development and growth.

“We’re keeping our door to the world open,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a statement.


“Even with all the headwinds from the White House, we attracted a record number of visitors to our city. That’s a testament to the strength of our tourism sector and the values of our city.”

NYC launched a campaign last year called “New York City — Welcoming the World,” which was aimed at targeting markets like the United Kingdom and Mexico.

The city also entered into several partnerships with international cities, including Cape Town and Toronto, along with renewing its partnership with Mexico City.

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