NYC.com Wins 2008 Best GeoDomain Technology Award

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Winner of the 2008 Best GeoDomain Technology award at the GeoDomain Expo in Chicago, NYC.com's incorporation of Web 2.0 technologies allows users to create their own New York City experience, integrating top-rated New York attractions, events, hotels and businesses with high-resolution photographic navigational technology that vastly enhances tourists' New York travel planning.

I congratulate our stellar technology team on this award

NewYorkCity.com announced today it won the 2008 Best GeoDomain Technology award at the recent Associated Cities-sponsored GeoDomain Expo in Chicago. NYC.com's incorporation of Web 2.0 technologies allows users to create their own New York City experience, integrating top-rated New York attractions, events, hotels and businesses with high-resolution photographic navigational technology that vastly enhances tourists' New York travel planning. "I congratulate our stellar technology team on this award," said NYC.com CEO Sean Miller. "Their relentless focus on delivering technology to improve user experience and the transaction process is in keeping with NYC.com's mission to offer the best of New York City in one convenient online destination."

By leveraging our users' enthusiasm for the city, NYC.com has created a dynamic network of shared interests by allowing information and reviews to be spread from subscriber to subscriber by an online version of word of mouth. NYC.com users can create MyNYC accounts that include blog and mobile blogging tools; they write and comment on reviews; chat with New Yorkers; make virtual neighbors; tag over 600,000 pages of businesses, attractions, bars and restaurants; upload events and photos to NYC.com; and utilize additional features that allow them to self-publish information about likes or dislikes here in the city. They keep track of favorite places and events and ask questions of real New Yorkers.

For users with a passion for restaurants, we make it easy for them to connect with gourmets, real chefs, waiters and kitchen staff who share this obsession and are part of our online community. Through MyNYC, users learn new things about the NYC restaurant scene every day; the same holds true for everything else in the city, whether nightlife, shoes, community work, subway service, arts and attractions, or the mayor. Fundamental to our MyNYC service is the belief that what drives NYC.com is what drives New York City: the people who live, work and visit here.

NYC.com won the Best Overall GeoDomain award in 2007 for its wide variety of e-commerce solutions that allow rapid booking of Broadway tickets, hotel reservations, guided tours and event tickets. Whether for Phantom of the Opera, the Four Seasons, a boat tour of the Hudson River or Yankees tickets, visitors and New Yorkers alike can read thousands of editorial and user reviews, make purchases, use our enhanced street view feature, see What's Nearby, and view related content prior to making purchases.

NYC.com recognizes there are many types of travelers, and offers a full on-line Visitor Guide featuring everything from trip planning tools to guides on getting around and visiting neighborhoods. Maps, walking tours, and specialty guides from Dining on a Budget to Getting Around Cheap to Hotels Great for Business Travelers serve the vast range of visitors to New York City.

Delivering a host of services with seamless integration is what NewYorkCity.com is all about, and with over eight million unique visitors annually and nearly $20,000,000 in transactions, NYC.com is the most widely regarded website for New York City tourist information on the Internet. Countless visitors armed with NYC.com information were among the 46 million visitors to New York City responsible last year for generating over $28 billion in local business activity.

About the Associated Cities network:
The Associated Cities network consists of the most intuitive and compelling city.com brands online. Every Associated Cities .com city site offers targeted local content and functionality for travelers and residents. Our mission is to provide a single, reliable source allowing advertisers and partners to reach consumers in each market we serve. In this capacity, Associated Cities currently represents 110 city partner sites in 28 states and the District of Columbia.

About NewYorkCity.com, Inc.:
Both online and off, NYC.com's impact on New York City business is substantial. Finding NYC.com is simple; that's why 45% of NYC.com's traffic comes from users simply typing the NYC.com brand name direct into a web browser.
NYC.com By The Numbers

  • Over 60,000 hotel room nights booked annually - 83% online and 17% phone
  • Over 30,000 consumer Broadway tickets sold annually - 88% online and 12% phone
  • Average length of stay is 2.5 nights and average trip budget is over $1,000.00
  • Over 850,000 monthly unique visitors
  • Over four million monthly page views

NYC.com offers the most complete editorial coverage of New York City attractions and events on the web. Our comprehensive database includes over 600,000 local business records, including every Hotel, Broadway show, museum and attraction. We also have information on over 15,000 restaurants, over 2,000 bars and clubs, and on and on. All of these records come complete with up-to-date visitor information, a current schedule of events, editorial and user reviews, and robust mapping technology.
Aside from online transactions, NYC.com's popular toll-free number 1-888-VISIT-NY features hotel and theater ticketing for over 300 hotels, every Broadway show, and most off-Broadway shows.
NYC.com is owned by NewYorkCity.com, Inc. a privately held New York Corporation with offices in lower Manhattan.

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