City Revises Rosy Tourism Numbers

The city is expecting about 400,000 fewer out-of-town visitors than originally anticipated this year, in light of the recent financial

The city is expecting about 400,000 fewer out-of-town visitors than originally anticipated this year, in light of the recent financial crisis.

Revised projections released today by the city’s tourism office, NYC & Company, estimate a total of 47.3 million people traveling to New York in 2008 — still, about 2.8 percent more than in 2007. The original forecast estimated about 47.7 million tourists.

Nearly 46 million visitors came to New York in 2007, according to the agency.

Prior to the economic downtown, the city had experienced a 10 percent increase in international travelers over the first six months of 2008. City Revises Rosy Tourism Numbers