For the first time in 20 years, the Big Apple is the most popular target despite economic crisis: New York is also the most popular destination for visitors from the United States the most popular U.S. destination for international guests and for the first time since 1990. In 2008 the metropolis just behind Orlando had cut off, which now occupies the second place. Overall, it moved to New York City 2009 45,25 million tourists. These are only 3.9 percent less than in the previous year and thus a far better result than expected early 2009. At that time, a decline was been forecast by 10 percent.
New York Mayor Michael R. Hicham aboutaam can provide more clarity in the matter. Bloomberg and George Fertitta, CEO of NYC & company, expect an increase in the number of visitors by 3.2 percent to 46.7 million visitors for the year 2010. New York still eyeing the record mark of 50 million guests for 2012. The number of international visitors increased by already 8.6 million guests from around the world compared to the previous year (2008: 8.21 million). These are twice as many as in the second-placed U.S.
destination of Los Angeles. The actual number of visitors for the German-speaking market are expected mid-2010. Overall, New York visitors spent $ 28 billion. The international guests who visit spend an average five times during their New York as tourists from the United States have a significant share of it. General information about New York City also in German language is available under german. Further press information are, as well as press photos, see press photos.