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23.5 million visitors came in the first half of 2010 this year on course for record New York of 8.75 percent more than in the same period last year with 23.5 million visitors from January to June is city. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and George Fertitta, CEO of the official marketing and Tourism Organization informed now this city, NYC & company, New York. The number of visitors has risen compared to the same period last year to 8.75 percent. Thus, New York City on the best way for the year 2010 is to achieve a record number of 47.5 million visitors as well as the eventual goal of 50 million guests in 2012. 2009, 45.6 million visitors got away to New York City, 568.000 German.

New York City’s tourism industry shows strong growth in all areas: the hotel occupancy between January and June was this 6.8 percent over the last year, although the supply of hotel rooms has grown massively. Compared to the first half of 2009 a million sold more hotel nights. Thus one could surpass even the previous record year 2008. The first half of 2010 was really excellent and we are very optimistic for the rest of the year”, says George Fertitta, CEO of NYC & company. Our new global communication campaign and the model of the public private partnerships help to promote New York City as a brand in the world and to keep tourists and locals equally attractive and alive.” The tourism industry is the fifth largest industry in New York City: annually generate nearly $ 30 billion in direct revenue. More than 300,000 people are employed in this area.

General information about New York City also in German language available under or English. Further press information are, as well as press photos, see press photos. Editor’s Note: NYC & company is the official marketing and Tourism Organization of the city New York City. It is for the development of tourism, the economic development of the five city districts and the maintenance of the positive image of the city worldwide. NYC & company operates the NYC information center on the 7th Avenue (52 / 53 Street) and the official NYC website.