Queens Tourism Council

Op-Ed: State grants go to boost Queens tourism
News Op-Ed 7/02/2013 at 11:25AM

BY ASSEMBLYMEMBER MARGARET MARKEY With 52 million visitors to New York City last year, Queens is already the city’s second most important borough for the tourist and travel industry. This year, thanks to economic development funding from New York State, the Queens Chamber of Commerce and the Queens Tourism Council we are setting out to [...]

‘This is Queens’ app launches
‘This is Queens’ app launches
Top Stories Liam La Guerre 6/27/2013 at 4:33PM

All of Queens is now available right in your pocket. The Queens Chamber of Commerce announced the launch of the “This is Queens” app for Android and iPhone mobile devices on June 27, in time for tons of tourists at upcoming major events in the borough. The app, which can be downloaded at ThisisQueens.com, is [...]

Op-Ed: More airport terminal gates = More Queens jobs
News Op-Ed 6/23/2013 at 8:45AM

BY SETH BORNSTEIN In late May, Delta Airlines officially opened nine more gates at JFK’s Terminal 4. This is great news for the borough of Queens and our on-going efforts to create, retain and attract jobs. Here at the Queens Economic Development Corporation, where I serve as executive director, we offer numerous business- services programs [...]

Valentine’s Day events in Queens
Valentine’s Day events in Queens
Entertainment Queens Courier Staff 2/12/2013 at 11:18AM

If you want to do more than just dinner on Valentine’s Day here are some romantic events happening in Queens on February 14. Valentine’s Dinner Cruise, 7 p.m. Take the Skyline Princess for a four-hour, all-inclusive, romantic tour of NYC harbor with a three-course buffet dinner, premium open bar, free parking at the marina, and [...]

Ninth annual Queens Restaurant Week offers good food, great deals
Ninth annual Queens Restaurant Week offers good food, great deals
Central Billy Rennison 10/02/2012 at 6:23PM

Queens residents will be able to sample a slew of borough restaurants — and it won’t take a bite out of their budget. The ninth annual Queens Restaurant Week kicks off next week with many eateries offering prix-fixe menus at $25 for a three-course meal. The focus is on restaurants in the borough that are [...]

It’s In Queens! Events around the borough
Entertainment Queens Tourism Council 9/25/2012 at 4:21PM

“Visit Queens, see the world,” is one of Borough President Helen M. Marshall’s favorite sayings. Well, upcoming events will give the local visitor (and/or resident) the chance to experience aspects of various world cultures and enjoy shows by performers whose fame stretches around the globe. Here’s the rundown: Sept. 27, afternoon and evening, Ella: A [...]

Discounts will help you discover Queens’ ‘Real Culture/Authentic Flavor’
Discounts will help you discover Queens’ ‘Real Culture/Authentic Flavor’
News Philip Hertling 7/13/2012 at 8:49AM

Now you can experience the “Real Culture/Authentic Flavor” of Queens. Local officials, along with the Queens Tourism Council, launched the first ever “Real Culture/Authentic Flavor” summer promotion program, designed to highlight Queens activities and attractions for locals and tourists. “There’s a lot to do here in America’s most diverse county,” said Borough President Helen Marshall. [...]

Queens museums taking part in Museum Week
Queens museums taking part in Museum Week
News Liam La Guerre 5/30/2012 at 12:35PM

Queens museums are gearing up to make history with the first-ever New York State Museum Week. From May 31 until June 6, local participating sites will join approximately 250 state-wide museums, zoos, gardens and art centers in an effort to lure residents and foreign visitors alike with special discounts to showcase their unique exhibits. “Museum [...]