Thursday, December 22, 2011

NYC Welcomes 50 Millionth Visitor

City dwellers often feel like tourists keep multiplying. It turns out that it is not just our imagination. Here is another blog from Jane, who would be happy to help tourists with directions.

There’s not a moment to spare in the city that never sleeps when there is so much to see and do. If you live or work in New York City or one of New York’s five boroughs, you know what it’s like to briskly walk down the streets of Manhattan and be inundated with foreign tourists staring and pointing in admiration of NYC’s highlights and sights. Sometimes it even makes us jaded New Yorkers see things in a new light.

Craig and Lucy Johnson from Lichfield, England specifically traveled to New York City to have their wedding ceremony at the Top of the Rock on December 20th. What they didn’t know was that their wedding day was going to be much more than a celebration of their unity and life together, but a milestone marker as the 49,999,999 and 50 millionth visitors to New York City. “We are thrilled to be in New York City with our closest friends and family celebrating our marriage,” said the newlyweds. “We traveled to New York City for the first time 10 years ago and it has always been our dream to return.”

If you’ve been planning that special trip out to New York City, now’s the time to book those plane tickets. It’s shaping up to be a comfortable winter, and there are several beautiful exhibitions and top-notch plays on and off-Broadway. Not to mention Spider Man the Musical. Whether you’re visiting for a short time or a longer vacation, be sure to make a point of stopping by the Museum of Jewish Heritage. We’re even open on several holidays including December 25, January 2, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and Presidents Day, too.

Thanks to NYC & Company and Mayor Bloomberg for the story and photo, and of course for all their efforts on behalf of tourism in New York.

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