2014 press releases


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December 2014

Top New York City High School Wrestlers to Compete in the 2014–15 NYC Mayor’s Cup Wrestling Championships

NYC & Company Applauds Lonely Planet for Naming Queens Top U.S. Destination for 2015
12.5 Million Visitors Experienced Queens, "the World's Borough," in 2013, Up 1.5 Million from 2012

NYC & Company Foundation Honors Delta Airlines, the Hotel Association of New York City, and Joseph E. Spinnato at Annual Leadership Awards Gala
More Than 400 Guests Attended the Event, Hosted by Grammy Award Winning Artist Jennifer Nettles

NYC & Company Foundation to Honor Delta Air Lines, The Hotel Association of New York City and Joseph E. Spinnato at Annual Leadership Awards Gala Tuesday, December 9
More Than 400 Guests Expected to Attend Event, Hosted by Grammy Award Winning Artist Jennifer Nettles

Tryphavana Cross Announced as New Account Director for NYC & Company in Ireland

NYC & Company Features the Upper West Side This Holiday Season as December's Neighborhood x Neighborhood Feature
The Upper West Side’s Cultural Institutions, Shops, Restaurants and Hotels Ready to Welcome Visitors This Holiday Season

In Honor of Royal Visit, NYC & Company Highlights Activities for First-Time Visitors That are "Fit-for-a-King"
As British Royal Family Prepares to Visit New York City, NYC & Company Suggests Must-See Activities

November 2014

This Week NYC & Company Welcomes More Than 54,000 Dentists to New York City for Greater New York Dental Meeting
600 Exhibitors to Attend Nation’s Largest Dental Meeting November 28-December 3, With More Than 1,500 Booths at Jacob K. Javits Center

NYC & Company and Booking.com Celebrate The New Year in New York City with New $20.15 Winter Hotel Promotions
More Than 30 Hotel Partners to Offer $20.15 Credit for Guests to Spend When They Stay During the First 15 Days of 2015
Best Hotel Rates of the Year in NYC Typically Offered in January and February

NYC & Company Highlights "Only-in-NYC" Gift Shopping Ideas in Time for City's Holiday Season
With Hundreds of Museums and Cultural Institutions, New York City’s Five Boroughs Offer Wide Variety of Holiday Shopping Ideas

Top Student Athletes from NYC High Schools to Compete in NYC Mayor's Cup Soccer All-Star Game November 15-16
New York Red Bulls Soccer Team to Support Championship Games with Player Appearances and Street Team Performances

NYC & Company Encourages Visitors to Book Travel to New York City and Save During January, February and March 2015
NYC & Company Signature Marketing Programs NYC Restaurant Week, Broadway Week and Off-Broadway Week Return this Winter
Lowest NYC Hotel Room Rates of the Year Make January and February the Ideal Time for a New York City Vacation

NYC & Company Participates in Asia's Largest Travel Trade Show, Kicks Off China Sales Mission

NYC & Company Announces Ways to Celebrate New Year's Eve in New York City's Five Boroughs
One Million People Will Gather in Times Square to Celebrate Annual New Year’s Eve Tradition and Ring In 2015
New York City Global Welcome Ambassador Taylor Swift to Perform in Times Square This New Year’s Eve

NYC & Company Launches New Welcome Campaign at JFK International Airport
Individual Boroughs Brought to Travelers’ Attention with Colorful Posters and Local Iconography

NYC & Company Encourages Travelers to Visit Astoria in Queens as Part of Neighborhood x Neighborhood Campaign
NYC & Company Features Astoria’s Restaurant Scene, Cultural Attractions, Boutique Shops and More to Its Number One International Market During World Travel Market 2014 in London

October 2014

NYC & Company Announces Taylor Swift as New York City’s Global Welcome Ambassador
New ‘Welcome to New York’ Marketing and Communications Campaign Invites the World to Visit New York City
Yearlong Global Tourism Collaboration to Use ‘Welcome To New York’ from Taylor Swift’s New Album 1989 to Celebrate New York City

NYC & Company Appoints New Agency For Australia and New Zealand
The Walshe Group to Provide Travel Trade and Public Relations Representation in Market starting October 24

NYC & Company's Marty Markowitz Highlights Borough Dining in the Bronx
Seats Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and Highlights Bronx Dining and Attractions

NYC & Company Launches “See Your City” Promotional Campaign

New Marketing Push Encourages and Inspires New Yorkers to Explore New York City’s Five Boroughs

Top National Teams Compete in Matthew Sapolin Memorial Wheelchair Basketball Tournament
Tournament to Take Place October 11–12 at Horace Mann School

NYC & Company Highlights Unique Meetings Experiences Throughout New York City
NYC’s Five Boroughs Offer Variety of Experiences for MICE Groups, Including Arts, Sports, Shopping and More
An Estimated 6.1 Million Meeting and Convention Delegates to Visit New York City This Year, Up from 5.9 Million in 2013

NYC & Company Announces Williamsburg As Neighborhood x Neighborhood Feature
Neighborhood Campaign Spotlights Williamsburg's Institutions and Recently Opened Restaurants, Shops, Hotels and More

September 2014

NYC Mayors Cup Cross Country Championships Taking Place Sunday, October 5 At Van Cortlandt Park
Top Runners from New York City's High Schools to Compete for the Title of "Best in the City"

NYC & Company Announces Spooky Ways to Celebrate Halloween throughout New York City
New York City Offers Family-Friendly Activities for Visitors and Residents Celebrating Halloween in the Five Boroughs

NYC & Company Announces Off-Broadway Week 2-for-1 Tickets on Sale Today
Nearly 50 Off-Broadway Productions Offering Discounted Tickets September 29–October 14

NYC & Company Announces Promotions for Five Members of Global Tourism Development Team
Makiko Matsuda Healy to Lead NYC & Company’s Domestic and International Travel Trade Efforts as Senior Vice President, Global Tourism Development

NYC & Company Features the Meatpacking District as the Next Spotlight in Neighborhood x Neighborhood
Neighborhood Campaign Encourages Exploration of Attractions, Shops, Restaurants, Hotels, Restaurants and More

NYC & Company Announces Dates for Off-Broadway Week Fall 2014
Program Will Run September 29–October 12 with 2-for-1 Tickets To Nearly 50 Off-Broadway Productions
Off-Broadway Week 2-for-1 Tickets on Sale September 15

August 2014

NYC & Company Announces Broadway Week 2-for-1 Theater Tickets on Sale Today
2-for-1 Tickets on Sale to 21 of New York City’s Most Popular Broadway Shows for Performances September 1–14

This Month NYC & Company Welcomes Back New York City’s Largest Trade Show, the Summer 2014 Edition of NY NOW®, the Market For Home + Lifestyle
More Than 50,000 Buyers & Suppliers from All 50 States and 80+ Countries Expected to Attend, Generating a Projected 27,000 Hotel Room-Nights

NYC & Company Highlights Beaches in Staten Island as the Next Neighborhood x Neighborhood Feature
Family-Friendly Beaches, Attractions and Restaurants Along the Staten Island Shore Ready to Welcome New Yorkers and Visitors for Summer Fun

NYC & Company Announces Election of New Board of Directors for Class of 2016 and Ex-Officio Board Members for Class of 2017

NYC & Company Announces Broadway Week Returns September 1-14, 2014
2-for-1 Tickets Available to 21 of New York City’s Most Popular Broadway Shows

July 2014

NYC & Company Announces Festitivites Taking Place This Holiday Season Throughout New York City's Five Boroughs
Approximately 5 Million Visitors Expected During Holiday Season, Spending an Estimated $3.5 Billion Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve

NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2014 Starts Today with Discounted Dining at More Than 300 Restaurants through August 15
#NYCRestaurantWeek Photo Contest Launches Today to Help Kick Off Annual Dining Promotion

Inaugural East Coast USA Sales Mission Kicks off its Week-long Tour of Australia and New Zealand
Australia and New Zealand are top performing markets on the Atlantic Coast; East Coast, USA Mission aims to continue its popularity ‘Down Under’

NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2014 Reservations Open Today for Dining Program July 21–August 15
NYC & Company’s Biannual Dining Promotion Encourages Foodies to Take Advantage of Three-Course Dining Deals at More than 300 of New York City’s Finest Restaurants

NYC & Company Announces Curious George® as New York City's Official Family Ambassador
Campaign Featuring Beloved Character Encourages Visitors to Discover Family-Friendly Adventures Throughout New York City’s Five Boroughs
In 2013 New York City Welcomed an Estimated 16.7 Million Family Visitors

NYC & Company Announces City Island and Pelham Bay Park in the Bronx as the Next Neighborhood x Neighborhood Feature
Bronx Communities City Island and Pelham Bay Park Ready to Welcome New Yorkers and Visitors for Summer Travel

June 2014

NYC & Company Welcomes Back Summer Fancy Food Show to New York City for Largest Show in Its 60-Year History
More than 38,000 Expected At Industry’s Largest Specialty Food and Beverage Trade Show from June 29 – July 1
Summer Fancy Food Show will Feature Taste NY Pavilion, Where 45 Purveyors From Across All Five Boroughs Will Exhibit Their Products

New York City MICE Industry Flourishes with New Product
NYC & Company Provides Update on New York City’s Meeting and Events Industries
“Meetings Mean Business” Initiative Highlights Power of MICE Community on US Travel Industry

NYC & Company Announces NYC Restaurant WeekSM Summer 2014 To Take Place July 21-August 15

NYC & Company Features Jamaica Bay and Rockaway Beach This Summer As Part Of Neighborhood x Neighborhood
In Time for Summer, Jamaica Bay and Rockaway Beach Ready to Welcome New Yorkers and Visitors for a Waterfront Escape

NYC & Company Travels Across Canada on Three-City Sales Mission to Promote New York City to Number One International Market
NYC & Company and 12 Travel Industry Partners To Promote New York City on Canadian Mission June 2-5, 2014; Concurrent Country-wide Media Mission to Spotlight Five-Borough Travel
Canadian Travel to NYC Grows Nearly 31.5 per cent since 2006

May 2014

NYC & Company Encourages Visitors And New Yorkers to Visit Red Hook As Part Of Neighborhood x Neighborhood
Red Hook Ready to Welcome New Yorkers and Visitors This Summer

NYC & Company, City officials and Design Industry Leaders Announce Details Of Second Annual NYCxDESIGN

Official Citywide Celebration of Design to Feature Events Across the Five Boroughs from May 9 to 20
New York City to Showcase Design Community and Celebrate Contributions to Public Design

April  2014

NYC & Company Invites Visitors to Experience New York City on Mother's Day
Hotels, Museums and Attractions Offer Activities For the Whole Family to Enjoy in the Five Boroughs

New York City Tourism Officials Attend the Nation’s Premier International Travel Marketplace to Promote Five Boroughs
NYC & Company Delegation Joins More Than 1,000 U.S. Travel Organizations, 1,200 Travel Buyers and Nearly 500 Journalists at IPW to Promote United States’ Number One Big City Destination
NYC & Company to Sponsor Tuesday’s IPW Luncheon in Partnership with Broadway Collection

NYC & Company Announces Former Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz as New Vice President, Borough Promotion and Engagement
Markowitz to Focus on Borough Tourism Development

NYC & Company Encourages Visitors and New Yorkers to Experience Lower East Side As Part Of Neighborhood x Neighborhood
Lower East Side Ready to Welcome New Yorkers and Visitors in Anticipation of Lower East Side History Month in May

March 2014

Borough President Melinda Katz, Assembly Member Margaret Markey
and the World’s Fair Anniversary Committee Announce Slate of
Events Marking Anniversaries of 1939 and 1964 World’s Fairs

NYC & Company Announces Fourth Annual NYC Mayor’s Cup Basketball All-Star Games To Take Place March 29
The Best Seniors from the Public Schools Athletic League and the Catholic High School Athletic Association Will Compete to Determine the “Best in the City”

NYC & Company Highlights Staten Island’s Tompkinsville As Part Of Neighborhood x Neighborhood

Known as Little Sri Lanka, Tompkinsville Offers Visitors a Unique Cultural, Dining and Outdoor Experience

February 2014

NYC & Company Announces Off-Broadway Week Winter 2014 Starts Today
Two-for-One Tickets Available to More Than 50 Off-Broadway Shows

NYC & Company Launches First-Ever #NYCRestaurantWeek Photo Contest To Kick Off NYC Restaurant Week Winter 2014  Starting Today

Annual Dining Promotion Offers Discounted Prix-Fixe Dining Deals Today Through March 7

NYC & Company Highlights Flushing, Queens, In Time For The Lunar New Year As Part Of Neighborhood x Neighborhood
Campaign Encourages Exploration of Authentic Asian Restaurants, World-Class Museums and Diverse Historical Attractions

NYC & Company Announces Romantic Ways To Celebrate Valentine’s Day In New York City

From Cooking Classes and Comedy Shows to Exhibits and Special Events, New York City Is the Perfect Setting to Find and Experience Love

NYC & Company Unveils New Video Campaign to Encourage Foodies to Mark Their Calendars for February 10, When NYC Restaurant WeekSM Winter 2014 Reservations Open

Annual Dining Promotion Offers Discounted Prix Fixe Deals February 17–March 7 at Nearly 300 of the City’s Top Restaurants

NYC & Company Announces 2-For-1 Tickets on Sale Today for Off-Broadway Week Winter 2014
Tickets Available to Nearly 50 Entertaining Off-Broadway Shows, More Than Ever Before

January 2014

NYC & Company Welcomes the First Winter Edition of NY NOW to New York City
New York City’s Largest Annual Trade Show Expects More than 35,000 Market-Goers from 80 Countries and All 50 States
NY NOW Will Debut New Branding, Collections and Layout to Winter Market Attendees

NYC & Company Announces The NYC 5-Borough Playbook To Encourage Football Fans To Explore All Five Boroughs During Super Bowl Week
Collateral Piece Will Provide Information About the Five Boroughs, Including Neighborhoods, Top Attractions, Fun Facts and Public Transportation Options
Starting Today Consumers Can Take Advantage of More than 70 NYC & Company Big-Game Deals at Member Restaurants, Retailers, Cultural Organizations and Attractions

NYC & Company Announces the 2-For-1 Ticket Broadway Week Promotion Starts Today

2-for-1 Tickets Still Available through February 6 to 20 of New York City’s Most Popular Broadway Shows

NYC & Company Welcomes Back AHR Expo to New York City

2014 AHR EXPO Will Be Largest HVACR Exposition in World; Sold-Out Exhibit Expected to Exceed 2008
Record-Breaking New York Show
Expo to Welcome 60,000 Attendees and Deliver $110.7 Million in Economic Impact to the City

NYC & Company Welcomes Nation's Top Retailers to the 103rd Annual National Retail Federation Convention & Expo
More Than 29,000 Visitors Expected to Attend Industry’s Most Comprehensive Trade Show
21,000 Hotel Room-Nights and $26.7 Million in Economic Impact to be Generated

NYC & Company Announces Neighborhood x Neighborhood Campaign Will Continue Through 2014 With New Presenting Sponsor Santander
Park Slope, Brooklyn, is the First Destination to Be Featured in the 2014 Iteration of the Initiative

NYC & Company Announces 2-For-1 Theater Tickets on Sale Today with Broadway Week
2-for-1 Tickets Available to 26 of New York City’s Most Popular Broadway Shows January 21–February 6
The Official Broadway Week Sweepstakes Powered by Audience Rewards Offers Winners the Ultimate New York City Experience