New York: Manhattan is often described as the cultural, financial, media, and entertainment capital of the world, and the borough hosts the United Nations Headquarters
Tourism is vital to Manhattan’s economy, and the landmarks of Manhattan are the focus of New York City’s tourists, enumerating an eighth consecutive annual record of approximately 62.8 million visitors in 2017
“According to The Broadway League shows on Broadway sold approximately US$1.27 billion worth of tickets in the season, attendance in stood at 12.21 million, As of June 2016, Manhattan had nearly 91,500 hotel rooms, a 26% increase from 2010,” informed Sandeep Marwah President of Asian Institute of Hospitality And Tourism talking to press at Hotel 48Lex at 48th Street Lexington Avenue during his visit to New York.
“Major destinations include the Empire State Building, Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island, Broadway theatre productions, Central Park, Times Square, Coney Island, the Financial District, museums, sports stadiums, luxury shopping along Fifth and Madison Avenues, and events such as the Tribeca Film Festival, and free performances in Central Park at Summerstage and Delacorte Theater,” added Marwah also Managing Director of National Federation of Tourism And Transport Cooperatives of India.
Many New York City ethnic enclaves, such as Jackson Heights, Flushing, and Brighton Beach are major shopping destinations for first and second generation Americans up and down the East Coast.