Record Number of Tourists Visited NYC in 2017

An estimated 62.8 million tourists visited New York City in 2017, setting a new record.  The mark was a 2.3 million increase over 2016 and it was the eighth straight year for record breaking tourism.

“We’re keeping our door to the world open,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said. “Even with all the headwinds from the White House, we attracted a record number of visitors to our city. That’s a testament to the strength of our tourism sector and the values of our city.”

Of the 62.8 million visitors, 49.7 million came from elsewhere in the United States while the other 13.1 million came from other countries.  Both were record highs.

The strength from our Asia and South American markets helped offset drops in our traditional European core markets. At the same time, the City continued its constant trend of reinvention, always offering countless reasons to visit and discover all that our five boroughs only can offer, both iconic and new," NYC & Company President and CEO Fred Dixon said.

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