Tourism? New York City? It's Booming

Tourism? New York City? It's Booming

New York City has long been one of the most famous cities in the world. It's the glamour and the power. It is the outstanding entertainment and the hope of making a fortune. Yet, the city is seeing a tourism boom right now. In fact, according to the New York Daily News, the city is expected to see a record breaking 50 million visitors this year. That also means that billions of dollars worth of tourism dollars have been put into the city's economy.

It's the Goal

Mayor Bloomberg made it his goal in 2002 when he took office to get the city to this point. The 50 millionth visitor will arrive any day now and there's no doubt they will be here for one of the big activities and events that play out here all the time. Check out what the most popular attractions for New York City visitors are:

·         The come to see the Broadway shows.

·         Many visit the museums that line the city's streets.

·         They eat at many of the area's famous chef restaurants.

·         They come to shop.

·         They come to find jobs or just to see what it is like to live in the big city.

All of this is just the tip of the iceberg. In fact, annually, the tourism in New York City generates about $47 billion, according to the city's records.

Why are people coming in such a boom in a down economy? There are many reasons people are in the city now. There has been a great deal of promotion on behalf of the city including the famous people of NYC ads. In addition, resurgence of the interest in the area's entertainment is pulling people in.

Why are you planning a visit to New York City? What is on your agenda while in town?