New York (PRWEB) July 8, 2008
NYC.com today announced its interactive street view feature integrating top-rated New York attractions, events, hotels and businesses with high-resolution photographic navigational technology that vastly enhances tourists' New York travel planning. NYC.com's incorporation of street view allows tourists to view the city in a virtual three-dimensional environment--as though they are on the very streets they intend to visit. Visitors to NYC.com can view their hotels and environs, and easily stroll around neighborhoods to seek out everything from restaurants to stores to famous landmarks. Using street view allows NYC.com site visitors to see from the ground a 360-degree wrap-around view of any location in the city in high resolution photography as well as the ability to pan up and down to fully view buildings.
Visitors to NYC.com can map out every aspect of their New York City visit, from Broadway Tickets to booking hotels to guided tours by seeing exactly where venues are located, what's nearby, and the distances between locations. Moreover, NYC.com's Google-powered street view gives visitors the tools to move up and down a block. Seeing the Waldorf-Astoria or the Peninsula hotel and booking a room has never been easier, and first-time travelers can see what the neighborhood around every hotel really looks like. Famous places are visible front and center, so tourists can wander around New York attractions such as Rockefeller Center and Times Square like a native. Looking for a venue such as the New York Public Library and seeing its location on Fifth Avenue as well as taking a virtual walk around the block makes online touring so much easier. What's more, armchair visitors and New Yorkers alike enjoy these easily accessible virtual tours providing expansive views of the city, from Chinatown to Park Avenue to Battery Park City.
Given how easy it is to look around, it's no wonder that consumers have flocked to NYC.com to reserve hotel rooms, purchase Broadway tickets and guided tours. Visitors can view all the top Broadway theatres and then proceed with just one mouse click to buy tickets. They can check out all the famous restaurants in Manhattan, and then examine the editorial and user reviews. And they can find all the clubs in the Meatpacking District, and browse shops in SoHo all from the comfort of their own PC. With street view, the more than 600,000 business records on NYC.com gain additional prominence and visibility. To see street view in action, merely visit any hotel, restaurant, attraction or business record on NYC.com and click on the "street view" tab or link.
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 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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