International tourists land and industry watches for comeback indicators

By noon in New York City, 37 flights had already touched down at John F. Kennedy and Newark nternational airports from Toronto, with an additional 20 flights arriving from London and eight from Paris.

The airport arrivals mark the end of Covid-era restrictions on international travel, which kept a cap on the city’s tourism sector. The sector is an important driver for New York City, having had an $80 billion impact on the economy in 2019 and supporting 376,800 jobs, according to figures from state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.

“We hear from hotels that reservations are strong with international travelers, and Broadway sales are also strong,” said Tom Harris,

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