Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYC & Co. recently announced that NYC welcomed 62.8 million visitors last year, breaking the record from 2016.
With 2.3 million more visitors in 2017 than 2016 this marks the eighth year in a row that NYC has broken its record of tourism. In the statement, Mayor de Blasio mentions that:
“Despite geopolitical challenges and a travel ban that made our task of promoting tourism more challenging than ever, we are pleased to see that we overcame these hurdles to realize a consecutive eighth year of tourism growth in New York City, welcoming an all-time high of 62.8 million visitors last year.”
He attributes this to:
“The strength from our Asia and South American markets helped offset drops in our traditional European core markets. At the same time, the City continued its constant trend of reinvention, always offering countess reasons to visit and discover all that our five boroughs only can offer, both iconic and new.”