NYC & COMPANY ANNOUNCES EXPANSION OF DELEGATE DISCOUNT PASS PROGRAM

—Savings at 110 New York City Restaurants, Attractions and Retailers Offer Great Value to Meeting Planners and Delegates—

New York City (July 1, 2015) – NYC & Company, New York City’s official marketing, tourism and partnership organization, today expands its Delegate Discount Pass program for 2015, offering savings at more than 110 New York City attractions, restaurants, shops and more. Available to all meeting and convention attendees, exhibitors, meeting planners and event staff, the updated pass offers the opportunity to save at more than 60 restaurants and approximately 50 tours, attractions, retailers and cultural organizations throughout New York City’s five boroughs—40 more than had previously participated between January and June of this year. 

“With unrivaled hotels and venues in addition to world-class dining, attractions, shopping and culture, New York City is an ideal place to do business,” said Fred Dixon, NYC & Company president and CEO. “The Delegate Discount Pass allows business travelers to experience more of the City during their visit at an affordable price, and the expansion of the program is a proof point of its continued success.”

More than 425,000 delegates from approximately 50 conventions and trade shows have received the pass and have the opportunity to take advantage of its savings during the rest of the year.

In 2014 New York City welcomed an estimated 6.1 million meeting and convention delegates, up from 5.9 million delegates who spent approximately $5 billion in the five boroughs in 2013. An important contributor to New York City’s tourism industry, MICE visitation from around the globe continues to increase each year.

The Delegate Discount Pass is valid through December 31, 2015. To redeem offers, visitors must show a printed or mobile version of the Delegate Discount Pass, provided by NYC & Company’s Destination Services team to convention, trade show and corporate meeting planners. For more information, contact destinationservices@nycgo.com.

To learn more about planning meetings in New York City, visit nycgo.com/meetingplanners

About NYC & Company:
NYC & Company is the official marketing, tourism and partnership organization for the City of New York, dedicated to maximizing travel and tourism opportunities throughout the five boroughs, building economic prosperity and spreading the positive image of New York City worldwide. For more information, visit nycgo.com.

 

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