New York was fairly in style this yr. The metropolis welcomed a file 60.three million guests in 2016, making it the seventh consecutive yr that tourism has been on the rise.
That quantity is 1.eight million individuals greater than in 2015, and even 600,000 greater than their improve estimates.
Of these 60.three million individuals, 47.6 million of them have been home vacationers and 12.65 have been worldwide ones. The rise in tourism has result in a rise of 375,000 jobs within the metropolis, 15,000 of which have been particularly within the tourism business.
New York’s Mayor de Blasio launched a press release concerning the numbers.
“Not only has 2016 brought the largest number of visitors in New York City history, but it also caps off seven years of strong tourism growth and 15,000 more jobs for New Yorkers. More tourism means we have more people investing in New York City and are able to create more sustainable jobs for more people. New York is a culturally rich and diverse city, with so much to offer those who visit. I look forward to continue promoting this beautiful city and welcoming all those who visit in the future.”