Queens tourism

Op-Ed: Cashing in on tourism
News Op-Ed 8/09/2013 at 12:40PM

STATE SENATOR JOSE PERALTA While New York struggles to recover from the recession of 2008, it is clear that at least one of its major industries is thriving like never before–New York City tourism. In 2012, the city welcomed a record-breaking 52 million visitors, despite the devastation wrought by Sandy.  According to Mayor Michael Bloomberg, [...]

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 [...]