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 July 08, 2014
Discover NewYork.com's Most Popular Tours, Shows, Attractions, Hotels and More

 Each year millions of people flock to the spectacular Broadway shows, great restaurants, wide range of hotel accommodations and engaging tours and attractions that New York City offers. NewYork.com has catered to tourists and locals alike, growing as a leading online resource for planning and booking for those wanting to make the most of the city. To celebrate its anniversary, NewYork.com is thrilled to share the top products purchased over the past year.

In 2013, the number of visitors coming to New York City increased by 8.8 million people and NewYork.com has experienced a wildly successful year of connecting millions of visitors as well as locals to diverse travel experiences.

From May 2013 -- May 2014 NewYork.com assisted visitors from across the world and found that 5% of its customers hopped across the pond from the United Kingdom, 4% journeyed south from Canada and 1% trekked from Australia, Germany and Brazil.

"As an extensive online resource for both visitors and locals of New York City, NewYork.com is passionate about sharing the city and we wanted to share which products really struck a chord with visitors and locals within our first year in," said Stephanie Baker, SVP Marketing. "We feel these results can help current subscribers as well as future customers plan the ultimate New York experience and will help them make the most of all that New York has to offer. At NewYork.com our goal is to make it easy and fun to plan, search, and book accommodations, tickets and more in one simple transaction."

Each visitor and local utilizing the site hoped to discover the real New York City, and it all started with using NewYork.com. Many people think that tourists tend to select Times Square and while 70% of our top ten most booked hotels are located in Times Square, 30% were downtown, proving that visitors are willing to venture beyond midtown. When it came to touring the city and visiting popular landmarks and attractions, NewYork.com customers showed interests as diverse as the city itself and selected classic and special interest tours. The Circle Line 75 Minutes Liberty Cruise, Gossip Girl Site Tours, NBC Studio Tour, The New York Icons, The Ride, and the 9/11 Combo Tour were amongst the top guided excursions chosen on the site. Some of the most sought after attractions throughout the city were the American Museum of Natural History, Art of the Brick, Empire State Building, Madame Tussauds New York, and Top of the Rock Observation Deck.

New York City is known for its theatre and while the Tony Award committee chose this year's best Broadway shows and performances, that didn't reflect the shows that were most intriguing to theatergoers on NewYork.com. Some only a few years into production, others playing for decades, top selling shows on NewYork.com included: Cinderella, Chicago: The Musical, Jersey Boys, Kinky Boots, Mamma Mia, Matilda, Phantom of the Opera, Rock of Ages, The Lion King, and Wicked. Five of the most compelling off-Broadway shows were Avenue Q, Blue Man Group New York, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Stand Up NY and Stomp.

In the travel and entertainment arena, NewYork.com features 165 New York City tours and attractions, 60+ Broadway and off-Broadway Shows, 400+ hotels and 14,000+ restaurant listings. In addition to providing an unmatched platform for consumers to book their New York City itinerary in a single transaction, the user-friendly website also offers in-depth content on everything pertaining to the city. Site visitors will discover hundreds of hidden gems, local hangouts and celebrity hot spots, Broadway gossip, historical haunts and much more while visiting NewYork.com. Exciting tips written by real New Yorkers highlight all aspects of city life including: the best food trucks in Brooklyn, fine dining establishments near Wall Street and the trendiest boutiques in Soho. There's even information on finding a job and the best places to rent and buy property. NewYork.com has it all covered; connecting you to everything New York.

To plan a memorable New York City experience, visit: www.newyork.com

NewYork.com

NewYork.com is a leading expert on everything pertaining to New York City. It is a comprehensive online resource for in-depth New York City-focused content as well as bookings for travel, entertainment, dining and sightseeing. By bridging content and commerce, NewYork.com presents an unmatched platform for consumers to make informed decisions about enjoying New York, researching and purchasing, show tickets, booking hotels, attractions, tours, and other experiences in a single transaction.

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