Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the total economic impact of New York state’s tourism topped $100 billion last year for the first time.
The governor says Thursday an economic impact report conducted by the research firm Tourism Economics found that tourism’s overall impact on the Empire State hit an all-time high of $100.1 billion in 2014. He says New York was the most visited state by overseas travelers for the 14th year in a row.
The report found that tourism had a nearly $62.5 direct impact on New York’s economy from people and companies providing goods and services to travelers. The indirect impact from secondary economic activities such as goods and services provided and spending by those employed in tourism and hospitality-related businesses totaled more than $37.7 billion.