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ORLANDO, Fla. – November 6 2013 – Black Friday, which falls on November 29 this year, marks the official opening of “Shoppers Week” (November 29 – December 15) in the USA and, with it, the Christmas shopping season. During this time, the prices for hotels on Fridays and Saturdays will be extremely high. Therefore, the international travel wholesaler Tourico Holidays has put together some expert tips to help visitors to New York get the most out of their Christmas budget.
“Shoppers Week” hits its peak from December 3 – 7, during which time the prices for an overnight stay increase by about 13% compared to the rest of “Shoppers Week”. Tourico Holidays recommends that clever holiday shoppers planning a weekend visit to New York choose the weekend after November 29 rather than the days surrounding December 6. Those who wish to celebrate the season in the Big Apple without paying Big Apple prices should plan their arrival after December 15. A stay through Christmas will be rewarded with hotel prices up to 70% cheaper than the average price of a hotel during the peak days of “Shoppers Week”.
Visitors can also enjoy savings of up to 25% by booking tickets to local attractions, activities, and museums in advance. Packages offer even better savings; Tourico Holidays and its partners are offering this great promotion: book three or more nights at Astor on the Park, Doubletree Metropolitan, Grand Hyatt, Affinia Manhattan or the Marriott East Side, clients of the travel wholesaler will be given complimentary tickets to popular local activities. With a three night stay, clients receive two tickets to Madame Tussauds; a four night stay is rewarded with two Dave & Buster’s VIP packages, guaranteeing fun and great food for the whole family. Five night stays result in two tickets for the Downtown Loop Bus Tour, which visits Greenwich Village, Times Square, the Empire State Building, the shopping center at Union Square, Soho, Chinatown, and the World Trade Center memorial. Travelers should be sure to ask about these complimentary perks when booking their trip with the travel agent. They are not available on the hotels website.
Visitors planning to visit the Big Apple before November 29 don’t have to miss out on Christmas spirit! On November 21, the iconic Macy’s Department Store will unveil its festively decorated show windows, followed by the traditional Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 29.
ORLANDO, Fla. – November 15, 2012 – Tourico Holidays, a worldwide travel wholesaler, today announced the launch of its “Tourico Holidays Loves NY” campaign, intended to help reinvigorate New York City tourism in the wake of superstorm Sandy. The campaign, which will run through March 2013, is comprised of a series of promotions, rate reductions and client incentives that will serve as a spark for tourism sales in New York City and its surrounding areas.
New York City tourism has been hard-hit by the disruption of Sandy – despite the fact that the storm’s damage was limited largely to the city’s financial district, and that other areas of New York City remain open for business. In an effort to support the recovery of area tourism, Tourico Holidays has pooled all of its resources to create the most attractive prices possible for its ExclusiveDeal, hotel, attraction, and transfer products. Tourico Holidays customers can currently access the following inventory as part of the “Tourico Holidays Loves NY” campaign:
- 36 ExclusiveDeals − pre-purchased room blocks such as the $10M deal at the Grand Hyatt
- Discounts across 1,000 room nights every day, such as $60 off the Crowne Plaza Times Square
- Up to 60% off activities and transfers, such as shopping tours and “hop-on – hop-off” buses
“As a Florida-based business, we’re sensitive to the hurricane recovery effort and we understand how a disruption of this magnitude can wreak havoc on local tourism,” said Amir Kalmar, CMO and EVP of Global Sales for Tourico Holidays. “Our campaign is intended to revive our clients’ love affair with the world’s most lively city – and illustrate that New York is just as vibrant as ever. Now is the time to rebuild the tourism presence and throw our full support behind the city that so many rely on for their livelihood.”
Since 2011, Tourico Holidays has grown its travel bookings in the New York City market by nearly 20% year-over-year. For more information about Tourico Holidays and the “Tourico Holidays Loves NY” campaign, ask your Tour Operator or visit: www.touricoholidays.com.
About Tourico Holidays
Tourico Holidays, a subsidiary of Travel Holdings, Inc., is a leading global travel distribution company that contracts directly with travel providers, such as hotel chains, cruise lines, attractions and more. Tourico Holidays works on a high-volume, wholesale model to broker this inventory to over 4,600 clients in 100 countries using proprietary technology.
January and February rate reductions, incentives and endless entertainment.