Tourist Chief Reassures Travellers Planning a Visit to New York

New York tourism chiefs are urging visitors not to cancel trips to the city following the recent terror attack in which eight people died, including six foreign tourists

Fred Dixon, President and CEO of NYC & Company has attempted to reassure prospective visitors from abroad. He said: “New York City remains a safe and welcoming destination for leisure visitors and meetings delegates, and we encourage travellers to continue with their plans here and elsewhere.”

He said NYC & Company was ‘deeply saddened’ by the attack, but added he was ‘thankful and reassured by the swift actions of the NYPD and first responders’.

“Our deepest sympathies are with all the victims and their families. It is profoundly disheartening to learn of the five Argentineans and the Belgian who were among those who lost their lives, and other visitors who were injured or affected who were simply here to experience and enjoy this incredible City,” he added.

“We condemn this senseless act of violence here and those in other destinations around the globe. We are a strong, united and resilient community.”