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Product managers were taken across the Pacific to find out why Taylor Swift loves New York so much and to explore all the 'new' aspects to the iconic city.

Product managers were taken across the Pacific to find out why Taylor Swift loves New York so much and to explore all the ‘new’ aspects to the iconic city.

Hosted by NYC & Company, in partnership with Air Canada four representatives from Venture Holidays, Qantas Holidays, STA Travel and The Travel Corporation were joined by a representative from Air Canada for the five-day educational.

The itinerary was designed to provide a New York City update featuring new attractions, tours and hotels, which have populated the city’s landscape over the past 12 months.

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“It’s an exciting time to visit the city.”

Kristin Hellmrich, NYC & Company New Trade Manager

The group experienced the newly opened Whitney Museum of American Art, enjoyed Finding Neverland on Broadway and took a behind the scenes tour of Disney on Broadway with Walks of New York, which also guided the group through the 911 Museum and Memorial and up to the new One World Observatory.

They were hosted at the recently refurbished Loew’s Regency and the Roosevelt Hotel and were able to explore the newly opened New York EDITION hotel.

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From cycling through Central Park with Bike and Roll to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, to rambling through cobblestone streets in DUMBO with BQE Tours and discovering the Brooklyn Museum, followed by a walk along the High Line’s new extension, the group was able to explore a number of the City’s boroughs and neighbourhoods.

Like a Local tours provided the inside scoop on the foodie scene around the Flatiron District while the Hilton hosted the group in sub-zero conditions at its minus5 ice bar.  The Product Managers enjoyed breakfast at Norma’s at Le Parker Meridian as well as supper at The Surrey Hotel.

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What do you really want to experience in the ‘new’ NYC?