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NYC Tourism Facts & Statistics


The Downtown Alliance has put together another in-depth annual report on tourism in lower Manhattan. Tourism in NYC had increased by 7% when comparing 2018 to the year prior. About 14.6 million tourists had visited lower Manhattan in 2018 compared to 13.6 million in 2017.

With over 50% of visitors coming to New York City for the first time, there are plenty of hotels to choose from, given the increase to 37 hotels across lower Manhattan. Tourists are now staying on average 5.5 days giving them more time to experience the city. The international share of tourists has also increased to about 53% with the majority of visitors from the UK, Germany, France, and Italy.

Check out their great data-visualization below.

Lower Manhattan Tourism 2018

The Alliance for Downtown New York, in partnership with Audience Research & Analysis, sought insight into the number and composition of visitors and tourists to Lower Manhattan in 2018.

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