NYC Hopes to Lure in U.S. Tourists with Airfare Deals


nyc1New York City tourism officials are hoping to lure some extra visitors this fall with a new campaign targeted at residents of Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Dallas and Miami. It’s the first time that NYC & Company has partnered with a domestic air carrier to draw people to the city from within the United States.

American Airlines is offering fares from the five cities for between $138 and $218 round trip. The deal is available until this Friday.

The offer comes as city tourism officials face a 5 percent drop in the number of visitors this year compared to last.Federal travel officials say the country’s tourism industry shrank by more than 15 percent in the first three months of the year.

{CBS Radio/ Newscenter}