The Jonathan M. Tisch Center for Hospitality and Tourism at the NYU School of Professional Studies conducted research to calculate and document the growing economic impact of tourism in Queens. The research provided valuable information about the impact of tourism in a rapidly developing borough of New York City. This research project was conducted in cooperation with the Queens Economic Development Corporation.
Graduate students Amit Kang, Nadia Kranker, Ed Zainudin and Derek Zhao along with their faculty advisor Dr. Tamer Avcilar conducted various interviews and surveys to calculate tourism related revenues of businesses such as transportation, food and beverage, lodging, and entertainment with the results evaluated through the IMPLAN economic impact assessment system. By measuring and monitoring this impact, Queens Borough leaders can make informed decisions on funding and marketing. It will also allow them to carefully analyze trends, successes, and future needs.
The final report was presented to the university community on Friday, December 16th.
For more information about the project and its results, please contact Professor Avcilar.