New York City and particularly Manhattan have lost a lot of residents, let alone tourists. We forget how much NYC relies on tourists until they are no longer around. This is especially hard on a city like New York, which relies heavily on international visitors that spend money at our hotels, restaurants, iconic attractions, street vendors, taxis, museums, shopping venues and recreational facilities.
Hear from Fred Dixon, President and CEO of NYC & Company, New York City’s official destination marketing organization and Cristyne Nicholas, former President of NYC & Co. during the 9/11 tragedy and now serves as the Chair of New York State Tourism Advisory Council, as well as Chairman of the Broadway Association on what innovative ideas they have to lure local residents to look for new experiences in the area, how they will get the industry back on its feet, and what theatergoers and fans can expect differently from Broadway shows coming out of this pandemic.
Listen to the episode here: