Record 52 Million Tourists Visited New York City In 2012

Record 52 Million Tourists Visited New York City In 2012
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Tourists loved New York City more in 2012 than ever before, as the Big Apple saw a record of 52 million tourists last year, topping 2011′s record of 50 million.

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg revealed the massive number of map-holding, fanny pack-wearing, lost and confused souls who wandered the streets of Manhattan during a presser on Monday before the ball dropped in Times Square.

Bloomberg said 41 million visitors were from within the United States, and 11 million came from abroad.

Altogether, the tourists brought in $55.3 billion in revenue to New York City.

New York City maintained its dominant spot for US travel destinations, as it accounted for 33 percent of the overseas market share in 2012.

“New York City continues to attract people from all around the world who want to experience our unique culture, food, parks, shopping, arts and energy,” Bloomberg said. “We are well on our way to achieving our new goal of 55 million visitors and $US70 billion in economic impact by 2015.”

Stephen Willard | Elite.

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