The number of tourists in New York in 2020 decreased to 22.9 million, or 66% compared to 2019, the recovery of tourist flow to its previous level can be expected in 2024. This was reported on Tuesday by CNN television company, citing the forecast of the New York Tourism Authority.
вЂњGiven the uncertainty of the prospects for economic recovery, as well as a factor such as the desire of people to travel, to exceed the figures in 2019, according to a conservative estimate, will be possible by 2024,вЂќ вЂ” the television company cited an extract from the document.
The forecasters reminded that after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the tourism business in the city has been recovering for four years. вЂњThe restoration of tourism on a global scale will be gradual and will begin after the beginning of the vaccination process in 2021, вЂ” said the TV company the opinion of the head of this department Fred Dixon. вЂ” We are confident that the New York tourism industry will recover and, given the demand, by the end of 2021 we expect about half of all tourists who visited New York in 2019, and three years after that the situation will fully recover.
According to Johns Hopkins University, which carries out calculations based on data from federal and local authorities, in the U.S. more than 11.2 million cases of coronavirus infection were identified, more than 247.6 thousand people died, including 34 thousand вЂ” in the state of New York.