2010 press releases


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December 2010

NYC & Company Launches Third Night Promotion with 16 Signature Collection Luxury Hotels This Winter (12/21)
Program Extended through March 7 to Coincide with the Armory Show and Arts Show
Luxury Retailer Saks Fifth Avenue Partners with Hotels to Offer VIP Shopping Experience

NYC Restaurant Week® Winter 2011 Reservations Open January 12 With More Than 300 Participating Restaurants (12/17)
City's Largest Restaurant Week Ever Includes More Than 35 New Participating Eateries
Founding Sponsor American Express Returns with Exclusive Cardmember Benefits; Travelocity to Offer Travel Packages

New York City and Madrid officials Rename the Gran Via "Broadway" as Part of Daylong New York City Celebration in Madrid(12/13)
City-to-City Partnership Between Promocion Madrid and NYC & Company to Promote Travel Between the Destinations

American Airlines and NYC & Company Launch Seven-Day Sale With Low Fares For New Year Travel to New York City(12/6)
Purchase Tickets by Dec. 13 for Great Travel Deals Between New York City and 30 North American Destinations; Savings and Promotions Through Get More NYC Campaign Provide Great Travel Value This Winter

Lundgren, von Furstenberg and Wintour to be Honored at Leadership Awards Gala on Dec 1 (12/1)
Celebration at The Plaza Hotel Hosted by Evening's Honorary Chairman, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, NYC & Company Chairman Emily Rafferty and NYC & Company CEO George Fertitta

NYC & Company and American Express Launch GET MORE NYC Holiday Campaign (12/1)
“More Shopping, More Savings” Promotion to Support Local Business and Engage New Yorkers and Visitors with Special Year-End Offers December 1-24

November 2010

NYC & Company Announces Highlights of New Year's Eve Celebration(11/19)
Millions Turn their Eyes to Times Square to Say Goodbye to 2010 and Usher in 2011

NYC & Company Announces NYC Restaurant Week® Winter 2011 to take place January 24 - February 6, 2011(11/17)
American Express Returns as Founding Sponsor for 19th Year

NYC & Company Launches Special Offers at Nearly 100 Hotels for January and February Stays as Part of New Get More NYC Winter Campaign (11/4)
Up to 25% Off Room Rates or Value-Added Offers Provide Visitors with Added Incentives for Winter Travel

October 2010

New York City, Los Angeles and American Airlines Partner to Boost Travel Between the Two Cities (10/21)
"Live More Tour" Designed to Increase Reciprocal Travel Between New York City and Key US Markets
Special Fare of $99 Each Way Between NYC and Los Angeles Available for Limited Time For Travel During First Quarter

New York City, Chicago and American Airlines Partner to Boost Travel Between the Two Cities (10/20)
"Live More Tour" Designed to Increase Travel Between New York City and Key US Markets
Special Fare of $89 Each Way Between NYC and Chicago Available for Limited Time for Reciprocal Travel During First Quarter 2011

NYC & Company Launches Get More NYC Winter Campaign (10/20)
Deals and Programs in January and February 2011 Designed to Boost Travel to NYC During Winter Period

New York City and Miami Tourism Officials Join American Airlines to Boost Travel Between the Two Destinations (10/19)
Launch of First-Ever “Live More Tour” Designed to Increase Travel Between New York City and Key U.S. Markets
Special Fare of $79 Each Way Between NYC and Miami Available for Limited Time For Reciprocal Travel During First Quarter

New York City and Madrid Sign Tourism Agreement and Rename Broadway "Gran Vía" for the Day (10/12)
Deputy Mayor Robert Steel and Deputy Mayor of Madrid Miguel Ángel Villanueva Hold International News Conference at Crossroads of the World

North America's Top Wheelchair Basketball Teams Compete for 2010 NYC Mayor's Cup (10/6)
Top Teams from US and Canada vie for NYC Mayor's Cup from Friday, October 8, through Sunday, October 10, in 10th Annual Wheelchair Basketball Tournament
Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities Commissioner Matthew Sapolin to be Presented with NYC Mayor's Cup Community Service Award on Friday, October 8

September 2010

New York City Welcomes Halloween Throughout the Five Boroughs (9/10)
Prepare for a Scare as Visitors, Residents, Ghosts and Goblins are Invited to Participate in Halloween Activities and Events Across the City

NYC & Company CEO George Fertitta Tapped by Obama Administration to Serve on Board of Directors of the Corporation for Travel Promotion (9/10)
New York City's Tourism Cheif Appointed to 11-Member Board That Will Oversee Implementation of President's Travel Promotion Act and Create First-Ever National Tourism Campaign

August 2010

New York City Counts Down to Official FIFA World Cup™ Technical Tour (8/30)
Seven Days Until International Committee Arrives to New York City
New Yorkers are Encouraged to Support the Bid by Signing the Online Petition to Bring 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cup™ to the USA and New York/New Jersey Region

Mayor Bloomberg, Governor Paterson and Delta Air Lines Unveil New Plans for Expanding Terminal 4 at JFK Airport as New Data Shows New York City is on Pace to Break Tourism Record (8/11)
$1.2. Billion Project Will Create State-of-the-Art Space for Delta's New JFK Hub
New York City's $30 Billion Tourism Industry Continues to Rebound; On Pace for Record-Breaking 47.5 Million Visitors by End of 2010

NYC & Company Announces Fashion's Night Out NYC Hotel Packages Throughout September (8/11)
More Than 40 Hotels to Offer Exclusive Deals in Celebration of Citywide Event Supporting Fashion and Retail Industry

New York City's Tourism Industry on Track to Achieve Record-Breaking Levels in 2010 (8/11)
City Welcomes 23.5 Million Visitors During First Half of the Year, Posts 6.8 Percent Uptick in Hotel Occupancy
New York City Still Expected to Achieve Goal of 50 Million Annual Visitors by 2012

Mayor Bloomberg Announces Expanded Fashion's Night Out for 2010 (8/11)
Nearly 1,000 Locations Across the City Already a Part of this Year's Event, Including Largest Public Fashion Show in New York City History
175,000 Jobs in City's $10 Billion Retail and Fashion Industries

NYC & Company Welcomes Back the Summer 2010 New York International Gift Fair to New York City (8/10)
One of City's Largest Trade Shows Returns to Pre-Recession Exhibitor Numbers;First to Use Entire Javits Center, Including New Javits Center North
Gift Fair Expects 52,000 Market-Goers Generating More Than 20,000 Room-Nights and Delivering $37 Million in Economic Impact
Designers from Brooklyn and Manhattan Highlighted; Show Launches New Baby & Child Division and Features Trends in Sustainable Products, International Handmade Items and One-of-a-Kind Gifts

New York City Announces Highlights of 2010 Holiday Season (8/4)
Year-End Entertainment and Festivities Abound Throughout the City's Five Boroughs

July 2010

This Weekend's COPA NYC Finals to Determine Winner of NYC Mayor's Cup in Soccer at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens (7/27)
Free Admission to Watch Finalists Representing Argentina, Ireland, Jamaica and Poland Battle for the NYC Mayor's Cup on Saturday, July 31, and Sunday, August 1
Live Broadcast of the Finals on NYC Life (Channel 25)

NYC & Company Announces NYC Restaurant Week® Summer 2010 to Extend Through Labor Day (7/10)
More Than 170 Restaurants to Offer Three-Course Prix-Fixe Menus and Prices Through September 6

June 2010

Get More Out of Summer Fridays Now Through Labor Day and Enjoy Some of the City's Best Waterfront Destinations and Skyline Views (6/30)
Take Advantage of the New NYHarborWay Ferry for Just $2 on Fridays and Experience the City's Waterfront in Brooklyn and Manhattan

NYC Restaurant Week® Summer 2010 to Feature More Than 275 Restaurants, Making it the City's Largest Dining Program to Date (6/28)
NYC Restaurant Week Truck Returns to Dish Up Gourmet Summer Soups From 15 Participating Restaurants
Nonprofit Organization Hot Bread Kitchen to Provide Artisanal Bread with Purchased Soup
Pop Culture Icon Darcel Joins NYC Restaurant Week to Offer Reviews and Picks on Where to Dine July 12-25

New York City and Key Leading Marketing Partners Launch Newest Global Tourism Advertising Campaign (6/24)
Nation's Number One Tourist Destination to Aggressively Promote City, Drive Visitation, and Protect and Enhance NYC's Multi-Billion Dollar Tourism Industry

NYC & Company Launches "Third Night Free" Promotion With 16 Signature Collection Hotels This Summer(6/21)
Plus Luxury Retailer Saks Fifth Avenue Partners with Upscale Hotels to Offer VIP Shopping Experience

Watch the World Cup in "Soccer City" NYC (6/11)
NYC Offers Unlimited Options for Fans Cheering On Any of the 32 Soccer Nations Represented at the 2010 FIFA World Cup

NYC's Coney Island Named Among America's Best Beach Boardwalks by Travel + Leasure (6/10)
Iconic Brooklyn Boardwalk Receives Accolade as Coney Island's Luna Park Attraction Debuts with Nearly 20 New Rides

NYC & Company Announces Launch of New NYHarborway Ferry Brooklyn/Manhattan Express, Starting Weekend Service from Friday, June 11, through Labor Day (6/9)
New Ferry Service Will Increase Accessibility along the City's NYHarborWay District, Connecting Brooklyn and Manhattan Waterfronts and Governors Island This Summer

First-Ever NYC Mayor’s Cup Baseball Championship to Take Place at MCU Park in Coney Island on Friday, June 18 (6/9)
Public School Athletic League and Catholic High School Athletic Association Will Compete for Title of Best in New York City

New York City Teams Represent International Nations at 3rd Annual NYC Mayor’s Cup Rugby Festival on Randall’s Island on Saturday, June 5 (6/4)
Elementary and Middle School Participants To Represent 32 World Nations in Honor of Rugby Sevens’ Olympic Return in 2016

NYC & Company Announces NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2010 Dates Via Twitter(6/3)
Two-Week Dining Program Schedule Revealed First to @nycgo Followers

Mayor Bloomberg and NYC & Company Launch "C’mon LeBron" Campaign (6/3)
To Help Lure Global Icon LeBron James to the Premier Global City, New Yorkers Are Encouraged to Submit Photos, Videos and Tweets to cmonlebron.com

NYC & Company Launches NYC Training Academy Targeting U.S.-based travel agents (6/3)
Seven Modules Will Educate Domestic Travel Agents on NYC's Five Boroughs and More; Agents Who Complete Program Will Be Deemed NYC Specialists

May 2010

NYC & Company Highlights Resilience in the City's Tourism Industry with Release of First Quarter Results (5/17)
Positive Increases in Jobs, Hotel Occupancy, Visitor Volume and International Spending Demonstrate Growth

Official USA Bid Book for 2018 or 2022 FIFA World CupTM Submitted Today, Identifying New York City as a Candidate Host City in Potential US Games (5/14)
New Yorkers Encouraged to Show Support through Online Petitioning to Ensure New York City is Selected as a Host City if US Wins Bid for World Cup

New York City Announces Support for American Airlines’ and Continental Airlines’ Efforts to Obtain New Air Slots at Japan’s Haneda Airport Under Recent Open-Skies Agreement

NYC & Company Announces First-Ever NYC Mayor’s Cup Table Tennis Championship on May 8 (5/5)
Youth and Adult Divisions Will Compete for Title of Best in New York City

April 2010

NYC & Company Announces First-Ever NYC Urban Race on Saturday, September 25, 2010 (4/27)
Registration Begins April 27 for New York City’s First Official Urban Race, Incorporating Iconic City Landmarks and Customized Obstacles

NYC & Company, Port Authority of NY and NJ, OEM and Members of City’s Visitor Industry Hold Press Briefing to Give Update on Assistance Being Provided to Travelers Impacted by Volcanic Ash Incident(4/19)
Port Authority Discusses Efforts at Two International Airports to Assist Passengers Impacted by Interruption of Transatlantic Flights

Mayor Bloomberg and NYC & Company Offer Travel Assistance to Visitors whose Stays in New York have been Extended Because of the Iceland Volcano(4/16)
City Provides More than 30 Hotel Discounts, Airport Transportation Discounts and Tools to Make Extended Stay for Travelers More Manageable

NYC & Company Selects AVIAREPS Marketing Garden to Represent New York City in Japan(4/12)

March 2010

Mayor Bloomberg and American Airlines Announce Partnerships That Will Attract More Visitors to New York City(3/31)
Agreements Will Result in Ads in Other Markets that Promote Flights to New York City, Increased International Stopover Travel in City, and Funding for Future Marketing Efforts

NYC & Company and Heritage of Pride Unveil Theme of This Year's NYC Pride Celebration: Liberty and Justice For All(3/23)
Annual NYCPride Events Spotlight the City as LGBT Capital of the World from June 19 to 27

American Cities and States Convene in Berlin to Discuss First-Ever Global Marketing and Communications Campaign Promoting Travel to the United States (3/11)
Landmark Travel Promotion Act Represents Move Toward Making Travel to the United States Easier for Overseas Visitors

February 2010

NYC & Company Applauds Congress For Passage of the Travel Promotion Act (2/26)
Tourism Legislation Could Allot Up to $100 Million to Promote Travel to the U.S. and Generate 40,000 Jobs Nationwide

NYC & Company Encourages New Yorkers and Visitors to take part in Weeklong Celebration of City's role in Film, Culminating in Live Screening of Oscars® At Lincoln Center(2/25)
Tickets Can Be Purchased at Alice Tully Hall Box Office;Proceeds Benefit NYC's Cultural Community

Sixteen of New York City's Most Stylish Hotels Welcome Armory Arts Week Visitors March 2-7 with Special Deals(2/17)
NYC & Company’s Style & Scene Hotels Offer Free Admission to The Armory Show, a Complimentary Bloomingdale's VIP Shopping Envelope and More

NYC & Company and The Academy Join Together to Kick Off Ticket Sales For Exclusive Oscar® Screening Party (2/17)
Tickets on Sale Now at Alice Tully Hall Box Office for March 7 Official Oscar Night® America Event at Lincoln Center

New York City to Welcome Largest Group of Chinese Visitors for a Week of Iconic City Experiences February 14–21 (2/12)
More Than 1,200 Chinese Citizens to Visit New York City at Start of What Is Anticipated to Be a Record-Setting Year for Chinese Visitation

NYC & Company Welcomes 2,500 Dogs To New York City For The Westminster Kennel Club 134th Annual Dog Show(2/12)
America's First and Only Champions-Only Dog Show Takes Place February 15–16 at Madison Square Garden

NYC & Company Welcomes the 107th American International Toy Fair to New York City (2/11)
More Than 30,000 Show Attendees Expected in New York City From February 14–17

NYC & Company Announces Ticket Sales For First Ever Oscar Night® And The City Viewing Event On March 7 (2/3)
NYC’s Official Oscars Night® America Celebration to Take Place at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall with Proceeds to Benefit NYC & Company Cultural Foundation

January 2010

Black History Month: Celebrating Diversity in the Multicultural Metropolis of New York City (1/28)
From Surveying History-Rich Landmarks to Enjoying the Many Exhibits, Performances, Lectures and Musical Celebrations, New York City Offers Unlimited Options for Both Young and Old

NYC & Company Welcomes The Winter 2010 New York International Gift Fair to New York City (1/26)
The City's Largest Trade Show Brings in 50,000 Market-Goers, Generates About 30,000 Hotel Room-Nights and Delivers $22.3 Million in Direct Spending to New York City

NYC & Company Launches On the House To Boost Ticket Sales At 25 Off- Broadway Shows (1/25)
Reservations Open January 25; Promotion Takes Place February 8–28 and Features Two-for-One Off-Broadway Tickets

NYC & Company Announces NYC Restaurant Week Truck Schedule(1/21)
Beginning January 25, Mobile Truck to Feature Gourmet Soups for $6 from 24 Participating Eateries

NYC & Company travels with tourism delegation to Madrid to attend Fitur and promote New York to fifth-largest overseas market (1/19)
Fifteen Co-Exhibitors to Showcase Destination to International Travel Trade and Media During Five-Day Event January 20–24

Valentine's Day 2010: Fall in Love With New York City, The Nation's Number One Travel Destination (1/14)
From Hotels and Restaurants to Iconic Sights and Attractions, NYC Offers Unlimited Options for Both Couples and Singles Alike to Celebrate Your Romance with New York City

Fashion Avenue Temporarily Becomes “Project Runway Avenue” in Celebration of the Show’s New York City Homecoming (1/13)
New York City's Fashion Industry and City Officials Join Project Runway Representatives and Past Contestants to Highlight the Industry’s Critical Role in City's Economy and Celebrate the Show's Hometown Return

NYC & Company Welcomes 76 of The Nation's Top 100 Retailers during the 99th Annual NRF Convention & Expo at Jacob K. Javits Convention Center (1/08)
More Than 17,500 Retailers and Suppliers to Attend Industry’s Most Comprehensive Educational Forum and Trade Show

NYC Restaurant Week (R) Winter 2010 is City's Largest Dining Program to Date (1/06)
New Mobile Truck to Feature Gourmet Soups from 20 Participating Eateries

Mayor Bloomberg Announces New York City was 2009's Most Popular U.S. Tourist Destination For First Time In Nearly 20 Years As Leisure And Hospitality Jobs Surpass Pre- Recession Levels (1/04)
More than 45 million Visitors in 2009 Exceeded Projections; 46.7 Million Expected in 2010