2015 press releases


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December 2015

Manhattan's West Village Is December's Spotlight in NYC & Company's Newest NYCGO Insider Guide Series
New Short Documentary Film Showcases Storied West Village Neighborhood, Particularly Its Notable LGBT History

NYC & Company Foundation Honors New York City Football Club and Carnival Corporation at Visionaries & Voices Gala
More than 350 Attended the Annual Travel and Tourism Awards Event, Which Raised Funds to Support Cultural Tourism

November 2015

NYC & Company Welcomes 91st Annual Greater New York Dental Meeting Back to New York City
Largest Dental Convention in the U.S. to Feature More Than 1,600 Exhibitors from November 27 to December 2

NYC & Company Announces New Year's Eve Celebrations 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 2016

New York City and Milan Announce City-To-City Tourism Partnership to Expand Travel Between the Two Destinations
Partnership Marks First Time New York City has Signed a Joint Tourism Agreement with a City in Italy
Joint Marketing Exchange to Promote Reciprocal Travel Between the Two Destinations

NYC & Company Invites Visitors to Book Now for Annual Holiday Season in New York City’s Five Boroughs
Approximately 5.2 Million Visitors Expected During Holiday Season, Spending an Estimated $3.7 Billion Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve

NYC & Company Spotlighs Brooklyn's Prospect Heights In Newest NYCGO Insder Guide
Short Documentary Film Features Neighborhood Experiences, Attractions and Restaurants Recommended by Locals

NYC & Company Unveils New 'Unlock NYC' Campaign to Insipire and Stimulate Winter Travel to New York City
New Tips to Showcase Only-in-NYC and Lesser Known NYC Experiences to Help Visitors “Find a Winter Less Ordinary”
Lowest Hotel Room Rates of the Year and Dining and Theater Deals Make NYC More Affordable for Global Travelers

October 2015

NYC & Company Welcomes The First-Ever Stream Con NYC To New York City
Three-Day Digital Content and Online Video Convention Brings Digital Influencers and Their Fans to NYC October 30–November 1

NYC & Company Welcomes The Chem Show Back to New York City for Its 100th Anniversary
Biannual Trade Show to Bring More Than 6,000 Chemical Process Industries Professionals to NYC from November 17-19

NYC & Company Announces NYCxDESIGN Returns May 3-17, 2016 for Fourth Annual Citywide Celebration of Design

Registration Opens Today for City’s Official Design Celebration
Growth in 2015 Programing Sets Stage for New Initiatives in 2016

NYC & Company Names Jeff Minsky Senior Vice President, Digital Innovation & Integrated Media

NYC & Company Launches Refreshed Make It NYC Campaign at IMEX America 2015
“Meet Where You Want to Be” Unveiled as New Marketing Tagline for New York City Meetings and Conventions

NYC & Company Encourages Visitors to Explore the Bronx's Arthur Avenue and Belmont
Documentary Film Provides Visitors with an Insider’s Guide to the Italian Enclave and Neighborhood Cultural Gems

September 2015

NYC & Company Invites Visitors to Celebrate Spooky Halloween in New York City
All Five Boroughs Offer Festive Events and Activities throughout the Month of October

Top High School Teams to Compete in NYC Mayor's Cup Cross Country City Championships
Championships to Take Place on Sunday, October 4 at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx

Off-Broadway Week Starts Today with Two-for-One Tickets to More Than 40 Shows

NYC & Company Embarks on First-Ever India Media Mission to Promote the 'New' New York City
NYC’s Newest Attractions Promoted at Media Appointments in Mumbai and New Delhi

NYC & Company Highlights the Insider's Guide to Corona, Queens in Documentary
Located Near the US Open, Corona’s Restaurants, Cultural Organizations and Attractions Ready to Welcome Visitors

Off-Broadway Week 2-for-1 Tickets On Sale Today for Performances September 21-October 4
More Than 40 Productions Offering Discounted Tickets

August 2015

Mayor Bill De Blasio, NYC & Company and American Express Announce New York City's Largest Dining Program
New Yorkers Called Upon to Help Promote the Diversity of Restaurants in the Five Boroughs to Visitors Worldwide

Fall Into Autumn with Walking Tours Around New York City
Visitors Can Enjoy the World’s Best Walking City While Experiencing Exciting Culture and Vibrant Foliage This Fall

NYC & Company Highlights Must-See Activities and Destinations to Explore Throughout Queens During The 2015 US Open
Visitors are Encouraged to Take Advantage of All the Attractions, Restaurants and Cultural Institutions Queens Has to Offer August 31–September 13

NYC & Company Encourages Theatergoers to Save During Broadway Week with Two-For-One Tickets
Tickets on Sale Tomorrow to More Than 20 Broadway Shows for Performances from September 7–20

NYC & Company Welcomes Back the Summer 2015 Edition of NY NOW, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, August 15-19
New York City’s Largest Trade Show to Showcase Exclusive Product Launches, With More Than 43,000 Buyers & Suppliers in Attendance

Experience New York City On Horseback At Equestrian Facilities Outside Manhattan
Visitors and Locals Can Enjoy Scenic Horseback Riding for a Heightened Perspective of the City in Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx

NYC & Company Invites Visitors to Sail Away to Staten Island's St. George
NYCGO Insider Guide Documentary-Style Short Film Highlights Local Favorites and Must-Dos

July 2015

NYC & Company Encourages Athletes to Run Through NYC's Neighborhoods
Registration is Still Available for Fall Races, Giving Runners the Perfect Reason to Visit NYC

NYC & Company Encourages Diners To "Eat Up" and Share Their NYC Restaurant Week Experiences, Starting Today
Social Media Initiatives on Instagram Make it Even More Enticing to Take Advantage of Dining Deals Through August 14

NYC & Company Invites Visitors to Book Now for Annual Holiday Season in New York City’s Five Boroughs 
Approximately 5.2 Million Visitors Expected During Holiday Season, Spending an Estimated $3.7 Billion Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve

NYC & Company Names Abby Spatz Chief Marketing Officer

New York City's Music Scene is Hot this Summer with a Variety of Concerts and Festivals for Music Fans of All Ages
Outdoor Festivals, Classic Performances and World-Class Performers Headline Summertime Concerts Throughout the Five Boroughs 

NYC & Company Encourages Diners to Book Reservations for the Largest NYC Restaurant Week® Ever
Reservations Open Today at More Than 360 Restaurants for Dining Deals July 20–August 14

In Celebration of Summer, NYC & Company Features Manhattan's Governors Island in Latest NYCGO Insider Guide
Governors Island’s History, Events and Attractions Highlighted in NYCGO Insider Guides’ Documentary-Style Short Film

In Shanghai, NYC & Company Promotes "New" New York City to Chinese Travel Audiences
New York City Openings and Developments Discussed at Press Briefing and Travel Trade Reception
Governors Island Announced as Latest Neighborhood Featured in NYCGO Insider Guides

NYC & Company Highlights Accessible New York City Attractions and Events on the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act
All Five Boroughs Offer Accessible Attractions and Events for People with Disabilities

NYC & Company Announces Expansion of Delegate Discount Pass Program
Savings at 110 New York City Restaurants, Attractions and Retailers Offer Great Value to Meeting Planners and Delegates

June 2015

NYC & Company Presents the 'New' New York City to Influential European Audiences
Significant New Openings and Developments Promoted at Press Briefings in Amsterdam, Dublin and London

Tee Off this Summer at New York City's Golf Courses and Driving Ranges
Public and Private Courses Across the Five Boroughs Offer Ways for Visitors and Locals to Play Golf

NYC & Company Invites Visitors to Celebrate Father's Day in New York City
All Five Boroughs Offer Unique Events and Activities Throughout Father’s Day Weekend

NYC & Company Features Brooklyn's Coney Island in Latest NYCGO Insider Guide
In Time for Summer, Coney Island Locals Share Neighborhood
Must-Sees and Must-Dos in Newest Video Documentary

NYC & Company Presents the 'New" New York City During IPW, the Travel Industry's Premier International Marketplace
NYC & Company Joined by One World Observatory, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the New York Wheel & Empire Outlets to Showcase Latest Openings and Developments
New Official NYC Family Ambassador and Latest NYCGO Insider Guide Unveiled at IPW

El Alcalde Bill De Blasio, en Conjunto con NYC & Company, Anuncian a Dora La Exploradora, de Nickelodoen, Como La Embajadora Familiar Oficial de la Ciudad de Nueva York, en su Primera Campana de Turismo Bilingue
La Ciudad de Nueva York recibió  aproximadamente 17.2 millones familias de turistas en el  2014, lo que representa un 30.5% del total de visitantes
Durante los últimos cinco años, el número de familias que han visitado la Ciudad de Nueva York ha aumentado en un 30.3%

Mayor Bill De Blasio and NYC & Company Announce Nickelodenon's Dora as New York City's Official Family Ambassador in First-Ever Bilignual Tourism Campaign
New York City Welcomed Approximately 17.2 Million Family Visitors in 2014, 30.5 Percent of Total Visitation
In the Past Five Years, Family Visitation to New York City Has Increased by 30.3 Percent

May 2015

NYC & Company Encourages New Yorkers To Explore Their Own Backyards As Part Of See Your City Campaign
Second Phase of Marketing Effort Gives New Yorkers a Unique Perspective on the Five Boroughs
Collaboration with Social Media Ambassadors Encourages Sharing of Experiences, Tips, Stories and More through Imagery

Celebrate Gay Pride in New York City This Summer
With Pride Events in All Five Boroughs, NYC Remains Popular Destination, Attracting LGBT Visitors from Around the Globe

NYC & Company Invites Visitors to Experience Manhattan's Flatiron District in Latest NYCGO Insider Guide
Documentary-Style Short Spotlights Restaurants, Attractions and Shops that Make the Area a Must-Visit Destination

NYC & Company Encourages Summer Travel to NYC with Launch of New Summer Promotional Campaign
Approximately 15 Million Visitors Expected to Visit NYC During Summer Months
New, Only-in-NYC and Affordable Experiences as well as Dining and Theater Deals Make Summer a Perfect Time for a New York City Vacation

NYC & Company and Tourism Cares Kick Off Tourism Cares NYC in Harlem
150 NYC Tourism Industry Volunteers Gather for New Local City Tourism Cares Initiative
Volunteer Service Event at St. Nicholas Park Coincides with U.S. Travel Rally Day

NYC & Company Embarks on Three-City Travel Trade Mission in Quebec City, Montreal and Toronto
New York City’s Official Tourism Organization Joins 13 Travel Industry Partners to Promote New York City to Influential Travel Trade in Canada this Week

NYC & Company Hosts Pan-European MICE Familiarization Trip To New York City

April 2015

NYC & Company Celebrates Earth Day By Recognizing Sustainability Efforts In Tourism Around New York City
Hotel Rooftops, Attractions and Landmarks Lead the Way in the City's Green Initatives

NYC & Company Invites Visitors To Celebrate Mother's Day In New York City
Special Hotel Packages and Museum & Attractions Events to Entice Travelers to New York City's Five Boroughs

NYC & Company Celebrates First Annual North American Meetings Industry Day
“Make it Face-to-Face, Make it NYC” Video Highlights Power of Hosting Meetings in New York City

New York City to Celebrate Design with Third Annual NYCxDESIGN May 8-19
Tonight’s Event at Triennale di Milano to Promote NYCxDESIGN
to an International Audience
Registration is Still Open for Designers, Organizations and Establishments Looking to Participate in This Year’s Citywide Design Program

NYC & Company Embarks on Three-City European Travel Trade and Media Mission in Italy and France
NYC & Company and 10 Travel Industry Partners to Promote New York City to Travel Trade April 13-17
First-Ever Media Mission to Showcase the ‘New’ New York City to Influential Italian and French Travel Media

NYC & Company Introduces South Bronx's Grand Concourse in Newest NYCGO Insider Guide
Grand Concourse Attractions Spotlighted by Local Insiders in Documentary Style Short Film

NYC & Company's Tourism Ready Initiative Comes to Harlem
NYC & Company Leads Harlem Businesses and Attractions in Boosting Tourism, Driving Local Spending and Job Creation

NYC & Company's Tourism Ready Initiative Begins in Queens
NYC & Company Leads Over 70 Businesses and Attractions in Boosting Tourism, Local Spending and Job Creation

NYC & Company Offers Tips for an Affordable New York City Experience
"Free In NYC" Launches With Ways to Save in NYC's Five Boroughs, This Summer and Beyond

March 2015

NYC & Company's Five Borough Tourism Ready Initiative Begins Today in the Bronx
NYC & Company Leads More Than 60 Businesses and Attractions to Boost Visitor Spending and Job Creation

NYC & Company Announces Return of NYC Comedy Week, April 6-19, with 2-For-1 Tickets
Tickets On Sale Now to More Than 60 Performances

NYC & Company Announces Election of New Board of Directors for Class of 2017

Mayor de Blasio and NYC & Company Announce ‘Road to 10 Million More Visitors’
New Tourism Target of 67 Million Annual Visitors by 2021 Unveiled at NYC & Company Annual Meeting

Step Into the Game of Diverse Sporting Events in New York City
Lumberjack Competition in Central Park and Competitive Swim Race around the Statue of Liberty are among the City’s Unique Events

It's the End of an Era but the Party's Just Getting Started
More than 30 Top NYC Restaurants to Participate in Mad Men Dining Week from March 23-29
Famed Eateries to Offer 1960s-Inspired Lunchtime Fare for $19.69

NYC & Company Encourages Travelers to Experience Manhattan’s East Village Like a Local 

NYCGO Insider Guides Neighborhood Spotlight includes Documentary Featuring Locals who Highlight the East Village

At ITB Berlin, NYC & Company Showcases New Attractions and Developments
Whitney Museum of American Art, One World Observatory and New York Wheel and Empire Outlets Join NYC & Company to Promote ‘New’
New York City
German Visitation to New York City Hit Record High of 627,000 in 2014, an 18 Percent Growth Since 2010

February 2015

NYC & Company Launches Global Communications Instagram Account to Publicize the Destination to Media and Influencers
New Social Channel Utilizes Photos to Promote Company-Wide Campaigns and Highlight New Attractions in New York City

Off-Broadway Week Starts Today, Runs through March 8
Biannual Promotion Offers Two-for-One Tickets to 40 Off-Broadway Productions

NYC Restaurant Week Winter 2015 Starts Monday with Discounted Dining at 340 Restaurants through March 6
Exclusive Video Content Provides a Behind-the-Scenes Look at NYC Restaurant Week Participants
#NYCRestaurantWeek Photo Contest Returns to Help Kick Off Dining Promotion

NYC & Company Welcomes The 112th Annual North American International Toy Fair Back to New York City
Largest Toy Trade Show in Western Hemisphere Expects More Than 30,000 Market-goers from More Than 100 Countries, Generating Nearly 20,000 Room Nights

NYC & Company Unveils New Video Campaign As Off-Broadway Week 2-For-1 Tickets Go On Sale
40 Off-Broadway Productions Offering Discounted Tickets for Performances February 23–March 8

New York City to Celebrate Design with Third Annual NYCxDESIGN May 8–19, 2015
Registration Is Open for Designers, Organizations and Establishments Looking to Participate in This Year’s Citywide Design Program

NYC & Company Encourages Visitors To Discover NYC’s Three Chinatowns In Celebration Of Lunar New Year
February’s Neighborhood X Neighborhood Feature Highlights Brooklyn’s Sunset Park, Manhattan’s Chinatown and Queens’ Flushing

Mayor De Blasio and NYC & Company Announce New York City Welcomed An All-Time Record 56.4 Million Visitors In 2014
City’s Tourism Industry Generated Record $61.3 Billion in Economic Impact, Supporting 359,000 Tourism-Related Jobs
NYC & Company Achieved Goal of 55 Million Annual Visitors One Full Year Ahead of Schedule

NYC Restaurant Week Winter 2015 Reservations Open Today For Dining Deals February 16 – March 6
More than 340 Restaurants, a Record Number of Participants, Take Part in this Winter’s Iteration

January 2015

NYC & Company Welcomes Back The Winter 2015 Edition Of NY NOW®, The Market For Home + Lifestyle
Approximately 50,000 Total Market Participants from All 50 States and 80+ Countries Expected to Attend, Generating a Projected 27,000 Hotel Room-Nights

NYC & Company Highlights Romantic Ways to Have A Perfect Valentine’s Day in New York City
From Ice Festivals and Romantic Concerts to Luxurious Hotel Packages, New York City’s Five Boroughs are the Ideal Place to Discover and Cherish Romance this Valentine’s Day

NYC & Company Welcomes More Than 40,000 Attendees to New York City for the 110th Annual Progressive Insurance New York Boat Show
More than 40,000 Visitors Expected to Attend the World's First and Longest-Running Boat Show from January 21-25

NYC & Company Announces Broadway Week Starts Today and Runs Through February 5
Two-for-One Tickets Still Available to Participating Shows for Performances from January 20–February 5

NYC & Company Offers 2015 New York City Delegate Discount Pass For
Meeting & Convention Attendees

Savings at More Than 70 New York City Attractions, Restaurants, Retailers and Tours

NYC & Company Welcomes Nation's Top Retailers to the 104th Annual National Retail Federation Convention & Expo
More Than 31,000 Visitors Expected to Attend Retail Industry's Most Comprehensive Trade Show January 11-14

NYC & Company Encourages Theatergoers to Purchase Broadway Week Two-for-One Tickets on Sale Tomorrow
Tickets Available to More Than 20 Broadway Shows for Performances from January 20–February 5
In Four Years, Broadway Week Has Sold Nearly 550,000 Tickets Resulting in More Than $36 Million in Sales

In Advance of Black History Month, NYC & Company Puts a Global Spotlight on Harlem as Part of Neighborhood x Neighborhood
Harlem Locals Share Their Favorite Things to See and Do in a Documentary Spotlighting the Upper Manhattan Neighborhood