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December 2013

NYC & Company Announces Fourth Semiannual Broadway Week, January 21 through February 6
2-for-1 Tickets Available to 26 of New York City’s Most Popular Broadway Shows

Mayor Bloomberg Announces New York City Will Reach A Record 54.3 Million Visitors In 2013 – Increase Of Nearly 20 Million Additional Annual Visitors From 2002
Visitors Will Generate Nearly $59 Billion in Overall Economic Impact This Year Alone
City On Pace to Welcome 55 Million Annual Visitors in 2014, One Year Ahead of the Previous Goal

NYC & Company’s Neighborhood x Neighborhood Initiative Spotlights East Harlem/El Barrio This Holiday Season

New Yorkers and the Approximately 5 Million Visitors in Town for the Holidays are Encouraged to Take a Trip to Upper Manhattan and Experience One of the City’s Most Lively Destinations

November 2013

NYC & Company Announces Return of NYC Sunday Stays Program to Boost Sunday Night Hotel Bookings
Sunday Evenings in NYC Provide Excellent Theater, Dining and Entertainment Options as well as Better Value at City Hotels

NYC & Company Invites International and Domestic Travelers to Experience the Bronx As Part Of Its Neighborhood x Neighborhood Initiative
During World Travel Market 2013, NYC & Company Spotlights the Bronx areas of Arthur Avenue and Fordham Road to its Number One Overseas Visitor Market

October 2013

NYC & Company Announces Top New Year’s Eve Celebrations in All Five Boroughs
1 Million People Will Gather in Times Square to Celebrate Annual New Year’s Eve Tradition and Ring in 2014

New York City and Mexico City Announce City-To-City Partnership to Stimulate Travel Between the Two Destinations

Aeromexico Offers Limited Time $399 Roundtrip Fare on the Recently Launched Luxury Dreamliner for Travel Through March 31, 2014
Partnership Marks First-Ever Tourism Agreement Between the Two Cities

NYC & Company Kicks Off Third Annual NYC Comedy Week, October 28–November 10
12 More Shows Added to Two-Week Fest, 2-for-1 Tickets Still Available for More Than 40 Comedy Shows

NYC & Company Announces Third Annual NYC Comedy Week, October 28–November 10

2-for-1 Tickets on Sale for 30 Comedy Shows, Including Special Performance by Hannibal Buress in Partnership with New York Comedy Festival and Comedy Central

NYC & Company Encourages New Yorkers and Visitors to Explore Long Island City in Queens As Part Of Neighborhood x Neighborhood
Recent Hotel Development in Queens Spurs Tourism Industry Growth in Long Island City

Statement on Impact of NYC Tourism as Result of US Government Shutdown

September 2013

Top National Teams to Compete in 13th Annual Matthew Sapolin Memorial Wheelchair Basketball Tournament

Mayor Bloomberg and Mayor Johnson Renew Tourism Partnership between New York City and London
Leading Tourism Organizations, NYC & Company and London & Partners, Agree to Develop Promotional Campaign to Support Large and Small Cultural Institutions, Exchange Advertising and Share Best Practices
Official Promotional Airline Partner British Airways Offers Special Multi-Night Air and Hotel Packages to Encourage Reciprocal Bookings

NYC & Company Announces New Partnership with World’s Largest Accommodation Site Booking.com
City’s Marketing and Tourism Organization Selects Booking.com as the Exclusive Hotel Booking Engine for the Nation’s Number One City Tourism Destination

NYC & Company Announces Off-Broadway Week Starts Today
2-for-1 Ticket Promotion through October 6 to more than 40 of New York City’s Most Popular Off-Broadway Shows

Macy’s and NYC & Company Enhance Tourist Experience at Macy’s Visitor Center As Part Of Macy’s Herald Square Store Renovation
Co-Branded Visitor Information Center Debuts at New York City’s Iconic Department Store

NYC & Company Announces Festivities Taking Place Throughout City’s Five Boroughs this Holiday Season
Events of All Sizes Will Bring New York City Alive with Holiday Spirit
Approximately 5 Million People Expected to Visit
During Holiday Season

NYC & Company Highlights Neighborhoods along Staten Island’s North Shore in Neighborhood x Neighborhood Campaign
Campaign Features Cultural Organizations, Restaurants, Parks, Retailers and Small Businesses to Spread Tourism Throughout New York City’s Five Boroughs

NYC & Company Announces 2-For-1 Tickets on Sale Today for Off-Broadway Week, September 23–October 6
Tickets on Sale for More Than 40 of New York City’s Applauded Off-Broadway Shows

August 2013

Nickelodeon to Celebrate 10th Annual Worldwide Day of Play With Flagship Event in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park on Sept. 21
Network Partners with the City of New York and More than 30 National Organizations
For Week-Long City-Wide Health and Wellness-Themed Celebration
Featuring Activities and Games for Kids and Families

NYC & Company Presents The Third Semiannual Broadway Week with 2-For-1 Tickets on Sale Today
2-for-1 Tickets Available to 19 of New York City’s Most Popular Broadway Shows September 2–15
American Express Offers Behind-the-Scenes Look at Professionals Who Bring Broadway to Life

New York City, NYC & Company, And Hotel Association Partner To Save Millions Of Gallons Of Water
Eleven Premier Hotels will Reduce Water Consumption by 5 Percent and Save 13 Million Gallons of Water Annually;
Conservation Program Part of PlaNYC Efforts to Accommodate One Million More Residents by 2030 and to Prepare for Rehabilitation of Delaware Aqueduct

NYC & Company Welcomes Back NY NOW™ 2013, Formerly New York International Gift Fair, To New York City
NY NOW™ Introduces a New Format with Four New Collections
New York City’s Largest Trade Show Expects More Than 35,000 Market-Goers from 80 Countries and All 50 States
Gift Fair to Generate a Projected 27,000 Hotel Room Nights

NYC & Company Highlights Inwood, Harlem and Washington Heights As Part Of Neighborhood x Neighborhood
Neighborhood Feature Encourages Exploration of Cultural Organizations, Restaurants, Parks, Retailers and Small Businesses in Northern Manhattan
New York Yankees Second Baseman Robinson Canó Recommends Places to Visit in His Favorite NYC Neighborhood, Washington Heights

NYC & Company Announces 2-For-1 Theater Tickets This Fall For Broadway Week
Promotion Will Run September 2–15 With 20 Participating Broadway Shows

July 2013

NYC Restaurant Weektm Summer 2013 “The Summer’s Biggest Week” Starts Today
Annual Promotion Runs Through August 16
American Express® Cardmembers Receive $5 Back on Every
NYC Restaurant Week Meal Where They Spend $25 or More 

New York City and Amsterdam Announce City-to-City Partnership to Increase Travel Between The Two Destinations
New Tourism Agreement Includes The Sharing of Best Practices And Future Plans for A Reciprocal Multimedia Marketing Exchange

NYC & Company Releases First-Ever Comprehensive New York City Tourism Industry Overview 
Report Highlights Success of NYC & Company Public-Private Model and Record-Breaking Tourism Growth Since 2006
“New York City Tourism: A Model for Success” Released to Key Media and Leading Mayoral Candidates

“The Summer’s Biggest Week” NYC Restaurant WeekTM Summer 2013 Reservations Open Today
NYC & Company’s Annual Promotion Offers Dining Deals at Nearly 300 of the City’s Top Restaurants July 22–August 16

NYC & Company Highlights Corona, Forest Hills and Jackson Heights in Queens As Part Of Neighborhood x Neighborhood
Queens Culturals, Restaurants and Attractions Ready to Welcome Visitors and New Yorkers in Anticipation of Major League Baseball All-Star Game and Events at Citi Field on July 16

June 2013

NYC & Company Welcomes Specialty Food Association’s Summer Fancy Food Show Back to New York City for Its 59th Year
Specialty Food Trade Show Generates Nearly 17,000 Room-Nights and $34.2 Million in Direct Spending to NYC’s Economy
35,000 Visitors Expected During Three-Day Business-to-Business Show at Javits Center

NYC & Company Announces the Signature Collection Third Night “Suite Deal. Sweet Dreams.” Promotion with Eight Participating Luxury Hotels This Summer
Two-Month “Suite Deal. Sweet Dreams.” Promotion Offers a Third Night Free at Eight Signature Collection Hotels After Paying for Two Consecutive Nights in a Suite at the Prevailing Rate, July 1–September 2

NYC & Company Joins Broadway Collection to Host Special ‘New York Center Stage’ Performance with Emcee Cyndi Lauper
Broadway and Off-Broadway Spotlighted During IPW Luncheon at Las Vegas Convention Center

New York City Tourism Officials Attend the Nation’s Premier International Travel Marketplace to Promote New York City
NYC & Company Delegation Joins More Than 1,200 Travel Buyers and 500 Journalists at IPW to Promote United States’ Number One Big City Destination
NYC & Company Spotlights New Marketing and Communications Programs and Five-Borough Destination Updates

NYC & Company Highlights Coney Island in Neighborhood x Neighborhood
Family-Friendly Amusement Parks, Beaches, Cultural Institutions and Restaurants Ready to Welcome Visitors and New Yorkers
for the 2013 Summer Season

NYC & Company Announces Dates For NYC Restaurant Week®  Summer 2013
More Than 300 of New York City’s Finest Restaurants To Offer Three-Course Dining Deals July 22–August 16

NYC & Company Announces Where’s Waldo?® as New York City’s Official Family Ambassador
Campaign Encourages Visitors to Discover New York City’s Five Boroughs by Highlighting Family-Friendly Attractions, Parks, Activities, Neighborhoods, Hotels and More
In 2012 New York City Welcomed an Estimated 15.2 Million Family Visitors, Contributing Approximately $15 Billion to the City’s Economy

May 2013

NYC & Company and Tourism Cares Welcome 10th Anniversary Of Largest Tourism Industry Volunteer Event to New York City
600 Travel Industry Volunteers to Build on Local and Federal Efforts to Preserve Coney Island and Fort Tilden in Daylong Beautification Effort
Travel Industry Leaders and NYC & Company Join NYC Service, NYC Parks, National Parks Service and New York Aquarium to Complete 6,000 Hours of Work

Speaker Quinn, NYC & Company, Dept. of Cultural Affairs, Designers Launch City’s First-Ever 12-Day, 5 Borough Expo to Showcase Local & International Design
NYCxDESIGN takes place May10 -21 -- more than 200 events planned
Officials announce community design project, mobile website & iPhone photo App

NYC & Company Highlights Destinations in Lower Manhattan in Third Installment of Neighborhood X Neighborhood Campaign
Neighborhood x Neighborhood Features Hotels, Restaurants, Cultural Organizations, Attractions and More Along the Lower Manhattan Waterfront

April 2013

NYC & Company Highlights Gay Pride Events Taking Place Throughout the City this June
Two Years Following the Passage of New York’s Marriage Equality Act, NYC Remains Nation’s Most Popular LGBT Travel Destination, Attracting Visitors From Around the Globe
Nearly 2 Million Expected to Attend Flagship Heritage of Pride Events this June

NYC & Company CEO George Fertitta Welcomes WWE and Wrestlemania 29 to New York City
WrestleMania is First of Five Major Sports and Entertainment Events To Be Held in New York City Area Over Next Two Years

NYC & Company Highlights Destinations in the South Bronx as Part of Neighborhood x Neighborhood Campaign
Neighborhood x Neighborhood Encourages Exploration of Cultural Organizations, Restaurants, Parks, Retailers and Small Businesses in Concourse, Melrose and Mott Haven

March 2013

NYC & Company Announces Third Annual
NYC Mayor’s Cup Basketball All-Star Games To Take Place April 5

For First Time in 50 Years, the Best Seniors from the Public Schools Athletic League and the Catholic High School Athletic Association Will Compete in a Sanctioned All-Star Event to Determine the “Best in the City”

Prominent NYC Sports, Community and Business Leaders Gather for Annual Tourism Dinner Monday, March 18, at 6:30pm
Fund-Raising Event to Recognize Top Names in City’s Tourism Industry for Contributions to New York City's Vibrancy and Culture

Mayor Bloomberg and NYC & Company Announce ‘Neighborhood x Neighborhood’ Campaign Inviting Travelers to Explore New York City’s Five Boroughs
New Program Spotlights Restaurants, Cultural Organizations, Unique Businesses and Affordable Activities in Neighborhoods Across the City
Over the Past Six Years, 72 New Hotels Have Been Built Outside of Manhattan Alone

NYC & Company Unveils New Brooklyn Neighborhood Tool Kit to Increase Bookings to City’s Most Populous Borough
As More Hotels and Attractions Debut in Brooklyn, New Resource Provides Travel Professionals with Information to Better Promote Neighborhood Visits

February 2013

NYC & Company Holds Annual Meeting with 2,000 Tourism Industry Partners and Business Leaders to Highilght Continued Importance and Success of City’s $55 Billion Tourism Industry
International Travel to NYC Increases 50 Percent While Employment in NYC’s Leisure and Hospitality Sector Grows 25 Percent Since the 2006 Reorganization of NYC & Company
Hostel Legislation Targeting Youth Visitors, New Neighborhood Communications Initiative and Future City-to-City Partnerships All Part of 2013 Tourism Strategy

January 2013

NYC & Company Welcomes the 110th American International Toy Fair Back to New York City
Largest Toy Trade Show Expects 31,000 Market-goers from Nearly 100 Countries
Toy Fair Generates More Than 17,000 Room Nights and Delivers $29.2 Million in Economic Impact to the City

NYC & Company Announces Off-Broadway Week Starts Today
2-for-1 Tickets to 37 Off-Broadway Shows Through February 10

NYC & Company Welcomes the Winter 2013 New York International Gift Fair to New York City
New York City’s Largest Trade Show Expects More than 35,000 Market-Goers from 80 Countries and all 50 States
Gift Fair Generates More Than 21,000 Room-Nights and Delivers $20.2 Million in Economic Impact to the City‘Driven by Design’ Emphasizes Design-Driven Resources throughout the Market, Including New York–Based Artisans

NYC & Company Announces Broadway Week Starts Today
2-for-1 Tickets to 19 of New York City’s Most Popular Broadway Shows Through February 7

NYC & Company To Welcome Skål International’s 2013 World Congress To New York City This Fall
World’s Largest Professional Travel Association to Convene in New York City for First Time Since 1955

NYC & Company’s Popular Dining Event,
NYC Restaurant Week® Winter 2013, Starts Today

More Than 300 of New York City’s Finest Restaurants Offer
Three-Course Dining Deals Through February 8

NYC & Company Welcomes Back Nation’s Top Retailers to the 102nd Annual National Retail Federation Convention & Expo January 13–16
More Than 27,000 Visitors Will Attend Industry’s
Most Comprehensive Trade Show, Generating 16,500 Hotel Room-Nights and $21 Million in Economic Impact for New York City
Theme of This Year’s Convention to Focus on What’s “Next” for Retail Industry

NYC & Company Announces Off-Broadway Week Tickets on Sale Today
2-for-1 Tickets on Sale for 35 of New York City’s Most Popular Off-Broadway Shows January 28 to February 10

NYC & Company Announces 2-for-1 Theater Tickets
This Winter with Broadway Week

Tickets on Sale Today for 19 of New York City’s Most Popular Broadway Shows

NYC & Company Announces Reservations Open Today for
NYC Restaurant Week® Winter 2013

More Than 300 of New York City’s Finest Restaurants Offer
Three-Course Dining Deals January 14–February 8