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Greater New York Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, makes Power List for Tourism & Hospitality.

Helana Natt recognized as "Power Player", Makes Power List for Tourism & Hospitality.

For the past 25 years, Helana Natt has served as the executive director for the Greater New York Chamber of Commerce. She has been recognized for her nonstop efforts for "Building Back New York".

New York tourism has the most significant impact on the food and beverage industry. Tourists spent $47 billion per year in New York before the pandemic. Visitors to New York tend to spend the most money on lodging. International tourists tend to spend four times more than domestic tourists.

It’s estimated that more than 70 million tourists will visit New York City in 2025. 20% of both domestic and international tourists visit New York for business purposes. Without tourism, the unemployment rate in New York would be 8.5% higher.

How is the industry recovering after the pandemic?

Tourism and Hospitality is not back where it was before the pandemic. When businesses bring back their employees to work at their offices, we will see an increase of revenue; also, working with the tourism boards throughout the world to state that New York City has safety measures to keep visitors safe will increase tourism.

What is one tourist destination that all visitors should add to their itinerary?

Walking through Times Square at nighttime; the lights and energy is something that everyone should experience.

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