While New York City is struggling to regain tourists, prices for airfare, hotels, restaurants, and car rentals are lower than in other US cities
Earlier this month, a modified school bus pulled up in front of a hotel in midtown Manhattan and a standoff began. The bus was there to take homeless New Yorkers away. These men had been living in this hotel, rent free, courtesy of the city, for more than a year—all part of an effort to stop the spread of COVID, by keeping them out of congregate shelters. Now that infection rates are down and vaccines have become available, the city has been trying to move these men. And some refused to go.
De Blasio said weekly hotel occupancy has hit the highest level since before the pandemic, as 481,284 rooms were filled in New York City.
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When the Loews Regency New York reopened in May after closing for 14 months since the start of the pandemic, the plush Park Avenue hotel had no reservations about making a valuable promotion more easily accessible.
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High prices for car rentals, airfare, hotel rooms and restaurant meals made it more expensive to be a tourist in June in most the country.
The Queens Borough Board voted in favor of a new regulation that aims to create a more consistent framework for hotel development throughout the city on Tuesday.
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