After a record 65 million visitors last year, Click. speaks to Chris Heywood, Senior Vice President, Global Communications, NYC & Company - the city's tourism and marketing agency - to understand how it continues to attract travellers from across the US, while maintaining interest from those lucrative international visitors.
Interview by Blake Berg from Booking.com, joined by Chris Heywood, Senior Vice President, Global Communications at NYC & Company. Introductory words and summary by Sade Laja, Editor of Click. Magazine. Edited by Lennart Henriksen.
- Last year New York drew a record 65 million visitors, with domestic travellers accounting for over half of this number
- Despite domestic travellers accounting for the overwhelming majority of visitors to New York in 2018, international travellers are responsible for 50% of total spending
- The city doesn't see overcrowding as a problem at this moment in time, but it's paying close attention to other cities, such as Barcelona and Reykjavik, to see what lessons can be learned
- Chris Heywood from NYC & Company - the city's tourism and marketing agency - believes India will be responsible for the "new wave of visitors" to New York