NYC & Company Update for Meeting and Event Professionals

The busy spring season is well underway in New York City. As the weather warms up and pent-up demand for travel continues to kick in, business activity has increased across all sectors. You cannot miss the energy and vibrancy within the five boroughs. 

Many thanks to our industry partners who attended NYC & Company’s Annual Meeting at the Javits Center on March 30. Prior to the main program, our Convention Development team facilitated a panel discussion featuring four prominent executives and planning professionals. Find some highlights of their conversation here.

As tourism recovery continues, we recently launched our newest campaign, Get Local NYC, which invites visitors and meeting delegates to explore neighborhoods and support small businesses citywide. We have already launched guides to Brooklyn Like a New Yorker and Bronx Like a New Yorker, with announcements on Manhattan, Staten Island and Queens still to come this summer. We encourage you and your clients to check out these resources and hope you will find them to be both helpful and inspiring as you book meetings and events in NYC in the months ahead. 

Last month, we also announced the wonderful news that New York City will host the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) Global Conference in February 2023, further underscoring NYC as a top incentive travel destination. We greatly look forward to welcoming SITE back to NYC for its 50th anniversary. 

Finally, we are pleased to share that two colleagues have recently rejoined NYC & Company’s Convention Development team: Watson Li, Regional Director, International MICE, APAC, Africa & Middle East, and Elizabeth Boylan, Sales Manager handling the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and New York markets. Please join us in welcoming them and as always, reach out to us with any questions.

It’s Time to Make It NYC: as the world’s most versatile destination for meetings, the City offers more options than ever to bring your event to life—like in-person and hybrid options, new and revamped venues, myriad exciting experiences for attendees and rigorous health and safety protocols. Start planning your next meeting now.

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Take the opportunity to visit all the springtime cultural programs that the City has to offer. Ballet, Off-Broadway shows, museum exhibits… the list goes on. This spring season, we invite you to explore

Art and Culture Await

In this month’s newsletter, we take a look at the Asian experience in Long Island City, a riverside neighborhood in Queens with an Asian population that has grown fivefold since 2010.

Discover Long Island City

Attention, bookworms! We have highlighted four Black-owned bookstores—two in Brooklyn, one in the Bronx and one in Manhattan—for you to consider the next time you want to buy a book.

Read About Black-Owned Bookstores

From an Astoria marketplace to Midtown Manhattan’s Little Brazil, Brazilian culture is alive in NYC—as it has been since 1655.

Brazil in the Boroughs

Keep your NYC product up to date by using our What’s Open in NYC hub that showcases the latest resource on business hours and services. Venues are available to host inspiring events now.

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New Hotels

Hotels Reopened

Ways for You to Keep Current with NYC 

  • Looking for a quick response for your RFP? Don’t forget to check the “copy supplier” box and select NYC & Company when submitting an RFP on Cvent. The team can provide expert advice and ensure timely responses from our hotel and venue partners.
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As always, we welcome any questions or feedback. Don’t hesitate to contact a member of our team or email conventionsales@nycgo.comso that we can follow up.