NYC is a holiday traveler’s paradise but LA is the #1 destination this holiday according to American Express Travel (LA, Fort Lauderdale, Hawaii, New York and Miami – in that order). NYC is also megapopular among international tourists at this time – Trip Advisor’s traveler community survey has Big Apple topping the list of Christmas getaways . The greatest city in the world continues to ring in yuletide magic (riding out last year’s infamous subway strike holiday memories) Air travel, however, is expected to be busier (and more stressful) than last year with 80% occupancy levels. Headed to the airport this week? TSA’s 12 holiday tips is a must-read!
Co-founder and president of a New York based hotel company for 24 years. Grew the firm to five hotels in Manhattan and also developed a greenfield project at MacArthur airport, New York. Speaker at numerous prestigious forums including Economy Hotels World Asia, Lodging Conference, NYU, Columbia University Real Estate Roundtable, Baruch College's Zicklin School and ALIS.President and ceo of New York City Hotel Association since January 2017. View all posts by Vijay Dandapani