NYC & COMPANY STATEMENT REGARDING U.S. LIFTING TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS FOR VACCINATED INTERNATIONAL VISITORS IN NOVEMBER
"Opening international travel is critical to New York City's continued tourism recovery. While international travel comprises 20 percent of visitor volume in a typical year, it generates 50 percent of tourism spending and 50 percent of hotel room nights. International visitors stay longer and spend more. As the number one port of entry for the US and the city with the highest share of overseas travel, the decision to open international borders safely is the news we have been waiting for and the shot in the arm for our industry. We look forward to the administration's plan and seeing it take full effect this fall."
President and CEO
NYC & Company