NYC & Company leads tourism delegation to India to promote travel to New York City’s five boroughs

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NYC & Company led a tourism delegation to New Delhi and Mumbai from February 10-15 to promote the City’s five boroughs – The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island. The delegation was led by NYC & Company’s Arun Govada, Director, Tourism Development – Asia Pacific. Accompanying him were tourism partners Broadway Inbound, Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises, Macy’s Herald Square, Madame Tussauds New York, One World Observatory and Seaport District NYC. The trade team conducted one-on-one meetings and workshops with travel trade partners and also hosted agents specialising in New York City from Ahmedabad, Chennai, Chandigarh, Cochin, Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kolkata and Ludhiana for one to one interaction in Delhi and Mumbai with the NYC participating tourism partners.

“We have seen a consistent growth of visitors from India to NYC and want to continue to spotlight the affordability, accessibility and diversity of neighbourhoods across the five boroughs,” said Makiko Matsuda Healy, NYC & Company’s Managing Director, Tourism Market Development. “An incredible roster of major iconic events provides countless reasons to explore everything the neighbourhoods of New York City have to offer.”

2019 is projected to be the 10th consecutive year of tourism growth for New York City. Visitation from India is forecasted to increase by an approximate 5% in 2019 from the previous year with an expected 376,000 visitors. Among all destinations in the U.S., New York City is No. 1 for Indian travellers.