3.8 L Indians Are Set To Make Way To New York In 2024; Big Apple Expects 14% Rise In Indian Tourists

3,83,000 travellers from India are anticipated in New York City in 2024, this is 14% more than the previous year.

by Tashika Tyagi
3.8 L Indians Are Set To Make Way To New York In 2024; Big Apple Expects 14% Rise In Indian Tourists

There is a generation of Indians who have grown up watching American movies and sitcoms centred around New York City. From shopping on the 5th Avenue to walking in Central Park – we know this city even if we have never been there. That’s why it comes as no surprise that about 3,83,000 Indian travellers are expected to visit New York City in 2024. Read on to learn more about how India is emerging as a prominent tourist market for NYC.

14% Increase In Indian Travellers From 2023 In New York City

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According to New York City Tourism + Conventions, New York City welcomed 3,36,000 Indian travellers in 2023. This year, the number is expected to go up to 3,83,000 – a good 14% hike from the previous year. The Big Apple is currently seeing a tourism rebound. They have achieved a recovery of 93% of their pre-pandemic visitation levels recorded in 2019.

As per the numbers released by the authorities, a total of 61.8 million travellers visited NYC in 2023. In 2024, the city is ready to welcome 64.5 million visitors. This number will be aligned with the pre-pandemic tourist levels of the city.

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Why Is India An Important Market For NYC Tourism?

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Seeing the massive number of tourists influx from India, NYC tourism has recognised the importance of this market. The New York City Tourism + Conventions has partnered with the Indian travel industry for the same. They are working together to showcase New York as a premier travel destination to encourage more tourism. The New York City Tourism + Conventions have even taken steps to make communication easier for travel industry professionals from both countries. They have introduced the Travel Trade Academy program. This program offers Hindi subtitles alongside the information. This way, Indian travel professionals can fully comprehend the information provided.

New York City is recognising the importance of Indian travellers and such steps will surely help bridge the tourism gap between the two countries. So, if you were to travel to the Big Apple, what would be on your bucket list?

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