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Featured Destination – New York

Welcome to the IACC New York City meeting planning guide – a city guide created to assist you in planning your next meeting in NYC.

 

New York City – The name alone is virtually enough to attract conferences and meetings. For meeting planners, booking your next meeting in New York City can be quite involved! In fact, the city plays host to many thousands of meetings and more than 50 million international and US visitors annually. And with a well-supported transportation network, plenty of conference centers offering a wealth of meeting facilities that only continues to expand, New York City event planning is becoming more and more diverse. From the meeting planner’s perspective, the city and surrounding districts are certainly making good on its reputation as one of the best in the world.

New York is an important travel hub for both domestic and international travel, the city is served by three airports – John F. Kennedy International, LaGuardia and Newark Liberty International. Together, they offer competitively priced flights to over 100 million passengers annually. In and around the city, guests are never at a loss for transportation options. Public transit, which includes buses, ferries and one of the most extensive subway systems in the world, offers around-the-clock travel to just about every corner of New York and connects to neighbouring areas such as New Jersey effortlessly.

Upon arrival, guests are greeted with a constantly upgrading and expanding set of venues, accommodations and attractions. There are approximately 90,000 hotel rooms in the city and many more just outside and a large number of residential and non-residential IACC venues in the area ready to host you’re next meeting in NYC!

To truly experience New York, NYC meeting planning professionals need to get guests and attendees to step outside the boardroom. Infuse meetings with authentic New York spirit by hosting an evening event at one of the city’s hundreds of unique sites, such as the Bronx Zoo or the New York Aquarium. Views of the Manhattan skyline are the perfect backdrop for receptions. Transport guests back to the gateway to America with an event for people at the Ellis Island-American Museum.

A hub for international business and commerce, New York City joins London and Tokyo as a command centre of the world economy. Finance, insurance, real estate and media industries all play a key role in the city’s economy, which is the largest regional economy in the United States. Nearly 50 Fortune 500 companies are headquartered in New York, along with the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. Public post-secondary institutions in the city include the City University of New York, while the private schools of Columbia University, Cooper Union and New York University, among others, are also in the city.

Time Zone: Eastern Time (ET)
Airport(s):

Destination Type(s):

  • Smoke-free Restaurants

Special Event Venues

814

Population

8,405,837

Restaurants

1,385

Country Code

001

Sales Tax

8.38%

Currency

U.S. Dollar

Standard Tipping Practice

10-20%

Electricity

120V / 60Hz

Official Languages

English

Credit Cards and Travelers Cheques widely accepted?  Yes

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