NYC Tourism News and New Family Travel Data

An informal exploration through Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan this past weekend revealed a shifting attitude towards masks in the city. After many months of citywide discipline, a lot more faces are suddenly visible. (The CDC is onboard with it—the latest guidance is that fully vaccinated people don't need to be masked outdoors under the right conditions.) The plummeting of the COVID rate in the city further reflects the changing times. Accordingly, capacities are expanding, and there's more opening news:

For the first time in over a year, Americans are net positive about the state of the economy. Hotels in the Southeast are reporting better business than they had before the pandemic. The chances of a return of international tourists is increasing. Davler-Parents conducted a Family Travel Survey which yielded encouraging data. Parents are ready to get out and go. Read on for all the details.

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Breaking: New Data on NYC Family Tourism

Davler-Parents just heard from one-thousand local parents about their plans for travel. Our first travel-focused reader survey shows tons of promise for local venues. Data highlights include:

  • 90% of respondents say they are planning to travel this summer
  • Families looking to pursue local NY area activities reported local beaches, zoos/aquariums, and NYC attractions as their top 3 choices
  • Over 60% of the families expected to spend more than $1,000 on summer activities, which for more than half is the same or more than they spent in 2019  

If you would like to hear more about the results of the data, apply for a spot at our seminar for partners presenting the survey results and marketing:

Tuesday, May 4th, 10am

Spots are limited, please apply for your space in advance,

Parents Are Traveling This Summer—The Family Fun Book Will Reach Them

You’re open for business. Now tell parents. Combining our strengths in both the tourism and parents markets, Davler Media is launching The Family Fun Book Digital Guide. We've created a way for families to find in one place tips and tricks for activities, from local attractions to day trips to getaways. Davler-Parents' digital guide will reach ONE MILLION New York area parents. A multi-platform program includes an e-magazine, digital web directories, theme email campaigns, and Facebook and Instagram promotions. Advertising opportunities include digital magazine ads, profiles, directory articles, email blasts, custom sweepstakes, native content, and social media posts and stories.

Parents are going to be relying on this all summer long—find out about the opportunities for you to participate. For more on the Family Fun Book, contact David Miller at 646-736-3618 or

Links of Interest 

De Blasio names Danny Meyer the Chairman of the New York City Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors.

Will Broadway come back to fewer shows per week?

City Experiences acquires tours and experiences provider Walks.

United will return to profitability this year on strength of leisure travel.

74% of surveyed travelers are planning on domestic trips this summer.

Real ID requirement for air travel pushed to 2023.

About the Author

Ethan Wolff is the author of numerous guidebooks to New York, having covered the city for more than two decades. He has written for New York Magazine, BlackBook, and Details, among others. In addition to his work as the editor of City Guide, Ethan covers NYC’s talk and lecture scene for the website Thought Gallery. He lives with his wife and two daughters in the Windsor Terrace neighborhood of Brooklyn.

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