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Official Guides
NYC Travel Training Academy
NYC Trade Pass for certified travel professionals
NYC Imagery
Charter Bus Parking Guidelines
NYC Tax Rates

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Official Guides
NYC Official Travel Planner
NYC Official Visitor Guide and Official Visitor Map

Become a New York City Specialist
The NYC Travel Training Academy is NYC & Company’s educational program for the travel professional. This interactive program features information on New York City hotels, shopping, dining, culture and more—all the information you need to become an official NYC Specialist. Upon completion you will automatically receive a NYC specialist certificate valid for two years.

The NYC Travel Training Academy is currently available in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Columbia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the United States.

Trade Pass
NYC & Company’s Trade Pass helps certified travel professionals explore and learn more about the City with exclusive values at restaurants, cultural and sightseeing attractions, theaters, service providers and more. NYC & Company members appreciate your business and look to bring extra value to you and your clients. The Trade Pass now includes additional offers for New York City Specialists who have successfully completed the NYC Travel Training Academy. For more information, contact

Note:  You must apply for your Trade Pass at least two weeks prior to your arrival date in order to take advantage of all offers.

NYC Imagery
NYC & Company maintains a library of digital images of New York City for use by the media, meeting and travel professionals and NYC & Company members for noncommercial promotional use. Our images are available for download in a number of high-quality digital formats, including print-ready 300 dpi JPEG images, and web-ready 72 dpi JPEG images. To access our image collections, please visit the NYC Digital Assets Library.

Charter Bus Parking Guidelines
Click here for a copy of the NYC Department of Transportation Charter Bus Parking Guidelines.

NYC Tax Rates
The sales tax on all items, exclusive of clothing and apparel under $110, will be 8.875%.
Total tax on a NYC hotel room: 14.75% + $3.50/room/night
• NYC sales tax: 4.5%
• NY State sales tax: 4%
• MCTD state sales & use tax: 0.375%
• NYC Hotel Occupancy Tax: 5.875%
• NYC Hotel Room Occupancy Tax of $2.00/room /night applies to all rooms charging $40/night or more.
• NYS Javits expansion fund charge of $1.50/room/night applies to all rooms, effective 4/1/05.

NYC Occupancy Tax Update
Effective September 1, 2009, New York City approved a law that will expand taxation on fees, markups, etc. on “remarketers” of hotel rooms within the city. The law also requires registration by remarketers with the city.

View a memorandum on the new law, registration forms for hotel operators and remarketers as well as an audit report.