City Launches First Tourism Initiative Since Pandemic Began

For the first time since the pandemic began in March the city is launching a tourism initiative with hopes of revitalizing New York’s struggling economy and stimulating travel within the five boroughs.

The city unveiled “All In NYC: Neighborhood Getaways” Tuesday morning, offering more than 250 deals across the five boroughs, with more being added each week. 

NY1’s Roma Torre spoke with Alyssa Schmid, the communications director for NYC & Company, who said the deals are primarily for New Yorkers looking for an affordable staycation. 

“It’s a great time to come into the city and make a weekend out of it,” Schmid said. “It’s our most expansive and diverse program in nearly 20 years.” 

She said the goal is to stimulate the city’s economy, which has slowed down due to the pandemic. Schmid also discussed the various types of discounts available at attractions throughout the city. 

Schmid said businesses interested in getting involved can head here. The deals last through the remainder of 2020. 

Visitors are encouraged to wear masks, practice social distancing and frequently wash and sanitize their hands.