Big Apple sees big bump in tourism

The News Leader

May 18, 2010 5:40:57 AM PDT
New York City is a great place to live and apparently a great place to visit. Tourism jumped 11 percent to an estimated 10.6 million people in the first quarter from a year earlier.

The Big Apple saw an even bigger boost in international visitors, who spend five times more than domestic visitors.

New York attracted more tourists than Orlando, home of Walt Disney World, to become the most popular U.S. travel destination.