Some Tourists Reticent to Travel to Former Pandemic Epicenter of New York: NYC Tour Guide

Tourism in New York City still has not recovered fully from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report by the New York State Comptroller’s office. The report says that tourism is down 7 percent in 2023 compared to 2019, with crime and high prices listed as part of the reason for the falloff.

NTD speaks to Luke Miller, the owner of Real New York Tours and a licensed New York City tour guide, who says many tourists are still “reticent” to travel to a heavily populated city that many remember as a former pandemic epicenter.