New York may be the ‘City that Never Sleeps’ but it could also pass as the ‘City that’s Always Changing’ with new hotels, attractions, bars and outlets popping up so frequently it’s almost impossible to keep up.

It’s especially difficult to stay up to date with New York City when you’re an Australian Travel Agent living halfway across the planet.

Hoping to keep Aussie consultants in the loop, NYC & Company along with several of its members are making the trip Down Under later this month for five days of training and events.


Commencing 30 July through to 3 August, NYC & Company along with Empire State Building, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York Hilton Midtown and the One World Observatory, will visit Melbourne and Sydney to deliver the latest New York City happenings direct to Travel Agents.

Throughout the evening called ‘2019: A Monumental Year’, consultants will learn about new hotels, attractions as well as festivals and events set to launch in the Big Apple over the next year.

Additionally, NYC & Company and Delta Air Lines will host a trivia lunch and dinner for consultants in Melbourne and Sydney where they can win a trip for two to New York City.

In the meantime, here are just six of the many changes coming to New York City in the next year:




Get the glitter out, slip into your favourite disco ball dance booty shorts and head on over to the Big Apple because New York City is hosting World Pride in June 2019 and you know it’s going to slay. The event coincides with Stonewall’s 50th anniversary, which means double the fun!



TWA Lounge, Check-in Desk

This isn’t just ANY hotel! The TWA Hotel is a throwback property located in the former Trans World Airlines’ former center at John F Kennedy Airport.

The center closed its doors in 2001 and is receiving an old school 60s aviation makeover, giving guests that sense of nostalgia with staff sporting flashback flight attendant uniforms and hues of red throughout rooms.

Click here for more information on the property.




Just in case New York City wasn’t already a shopaholic’s dream destination, the city will open its first outlet destination next year, the 100-store Empire Outlets. Inside visitors will find international brands as well as American-made stores.




From World Pride to… wrestling. New York City really is a melting pot of cultures and interests as this week-long celebration of professional wrestling makes its way to MetLife Stadium in April 2019.



The Glasshouse will set a record when it opens next year for being the largest private event space in New York City. It will have two outdoor observation terraces that overlook the Hudson River.




Another record for New York City will emerge from the opening of Hudson Yards – the largest private real estate development in the history of the United States. It will be located on Manhattan’s far west side and it will house the highest outdoor observation deck in the western hemisphere. Sounds wicked!

For more updates out of New York be sure to contact: [email protected] and attend NYC & Company’s Aussie trade events.


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