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NYC Breaks Visitor Number Records With Over 60M People Visiting This Year

Travelers Today       By    Naj Gulanes

Updated: Dec 21, 2016 04:20 AM EST

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New York is definitely a city not to miss when you are in the USA. With its popularity, it is about to hit a record of more than 60 million people visiting NYC in 2016.

NYC & Company just announced that the Big Apple will expect to reach 60.3 million visitors by the end of 2016, according to according to travel Week. This is about 300 million people from 2015's 60 million tourism landmark. This serves as the seventh year in a row of booming travel and tourism growth.

"We are proud to exceed our forecast this year and welcome an all-time record 60.3 million visitors," NYC & Company president Fred Dixon announced. "Achieving a new tourism milestone for New York City," he further added.

Earlier this year the official guide to NYC announced that this new figure is higher than the amount they initially announced early this year. They first forecasted an approximate 59.7 million people traveling to NYC. And with the increasing travel and tourism in NYC, the city was able to sustained hundreds and thousands of jobs. This is a huge leap from last years 15,000 jobs.

The new improvements in "The City That Never Sleeps" with its classic attractions such as the Freedom Tower, Central Park, Brooklyn Bridge and do not forget the Empire State Building. Alongside the countless activities and things to do in NYC for Christmas, these are the famous that continue to attract tourists in the incoming years. The NYC invites both the locals and the tourists to take advantage of all that the city has to offer, both the affordable and endless Big Apple experiences this holiday season.

To increase next year's tourism, there will be numerous events available starting in the early months of 2017. Locals and visitors can enjoy the NYC Restaurant Week which will run from Jan. 23 to Feb. 10, 2017. There will be an NYC Broadway week starting Jan. 17 to Feb. 5, 2017. An NYC Off-Broadway Week will be offered on Feb. 27. to March 12, 2017. An all-new NYC Attractions Week will be offered but no details are released as of yet.

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