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Liberty Statue. - Staten Island. -
NEW YORK - History Facts:

The City of New York has its roots back to the year 1624 founded as a trading post by colonists of the Dutch Republic, and was named New Amsterdam in 1626.
The city and its surrounds came under English control in 1664, and it was renamed New York after King Charles II of England granted the lands to his brother, the Duke of York.
The City of New York served as the capital of the United States from 1785 until 1790.
It has been the country's largest city since 1790. The Statue of Liberty greeted millions of immigrants as they came to America by ship in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

All about New York City.
New York is the most populous city in the United States and the center of the New York Metropolitan Area, one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world.
New York exerts a significant impact upon global commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, entertainment and night life. New York is the home of the United Nations Headquarters, it is also an important center for international affairs. New York City is known and regarded as the cultural capital of the world.

The city is also referred to as “New York City” or “The City of New York” to distinguish it from the state of New York, of which it is a part. Located on a large natural harbor on the Atlantic Coast of the Northeastern United States, New York City consists of five boroughs: The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island. New York is the most densely populated major city in the United States. You can visit and take part in several cultural festivals all over the city. New York is also a unique place in the world because it is a universal city. Another curious fact about New York it is that around 800 languages are spoken in New York, making it the most linguistically diverse city in the world. The New York City Metropolitan Area's population is the United States' largest, estimated at 18.9 million people.

Tourism Industry in New York City.
Tourism in New York City includes nearly 47 million foreign and American tourists each year. Major destinations include the Empire State Building, Ellis Island, Broadway theatre productions, museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and other tourist attractions including Central Park, Washington Square Park, Rockefeller Center, Times Square, the Bronx Zoo, South Street Seaport, New York Botanical Garden, luxury shopping along Fifth and Madison Avenues, and events such as the Tribeca Film Festival, and free performances in Central Park at Summerstage and Delacorte Theater. The Statue of Liberty is a major tourist attraction and one of the most recognizable icons of the United States. Many New York City ethnic enclaves, such as Jackson Heights, Flushing, and Brighton Beach are major shopping destinations for first and second generation Americans up and down the East Coast.

Special Interest Tours in New York.
New York City has a rich musical culture and history. Accordingly, numerous jazz, gospel music, rock and roll and rhythm and blues tours are available. Popular locations for music tours include Harlem and the East Village.

Food tours are another option for visitors. New York is one of the top culinary destinations in the world. New York's food culture, influenced by the city's immigrants and large number of international cuisine, is diverse. Jewish and Italian immigrants made the city famous for bagels, cheesecakes and New York-style pizza. Some 4,000 mobile food vendors licensed by the city, many immigrant-owned, have made Middle Eastern foods such as falafel and kebabs standbys of contemporary New York street food. The city is also home to many of the finest haute cuisine restaurants in the United States. Food tours allow visitors to try a wide variety of these foods economically and learn about the culture of this fantastic city. Tour companies include New York Music, Theaters, Food and Blackbird Tasting Tours.

Visitors to New York City also take part in sports tourism. Sporting events draw tourists to major venues such as the Yankee Stadium, City Field, and Madison Square Garden, and to street events such as the New York City Marathon. New York City is also one of the major film capitals of the world, and tourists visit the scenes of TV shows and movies such as Seinfeld, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Godfather, Friends, Sex and the City, Saturday Night Live, Taxi Driver and Miracle on 34th Street.

New York City and the Media.
New York is a center for the television, advertising, music, newspaper, and book publishing industries and is also the largest media market in North America (followed by Los Angeles, Chicago, and Toronto).

More than 200 newspapers and 350 consumer magazines have an office in the city and the book-publishing industry employs about 25,000 people.
Two of the three national daily newspapers in the United States are New York papers: The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, which has won the most Pulitzer Prizes for journalism.
The city also has a comprehensive ethnic press, with 270 newspapers and magazines published in more than 40 languages “El Diario La Prensa” is New York's largest Spanish-language daily and the oldest in the nation. “The New York Amsterdam News”, published in Harlem, is a prominent African American newspaper. “The Village Voice” is the largest alternative newspaper.

The Television Industry developed in New York and is a significant employer and it has a vital importance for the economy on the city. The four major American broadcast networks are all headquartered in New York: ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC. Many cable channels are based in the city as well, including MTV, Fox News, HBO, and Comedy Central.

To sum up, New York is a unique city. Only those who visit it can feel the aura and the vibrant energy of the busy streets of the “Big Apple”. New York is one of those cities that no human being in this planet should be without this experience. The huge variety of activities, allow all the tourists feel like home and astonished with its fantastic and frantic pace. Everyone says and we have to agree that New York is definitely the CAPITAL OF THE WORLD.

Here are some great pictures from New York City local attractions.
Hope you all like it. New York is ready, waiting for you. Have fun!
(Click on the pictures to enlarge.)
At the corner of Wall Street and Broadway.
One of the most famous street signs in New York.

Broadway. - At Times Square. -
Carnegie Hall. - Upper West Side, New York. -
Central Park.

Early Snowfall at Central Park.

City Field. - In Queens. Home of the New York City Mets.
JFK International Airport. - Terminal 1. -

Jet Blue Welcomes all the tourists arriving in New York.
 At JFK International Airport. - Terminal 1. -
Lower Manhattan. - The Brooklyn Bridge. -
Madison Square Garden.
Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Fifth Avenue New York.
You can find the most exclusive and expensive shops in world.

New York Stock Exchange.
Radio City Music Hall.
Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building.
- built in Art Deco style -.
The Juilliard School.
The American Museum of Natural History.

Dinosaurs Skeletons Exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History.

Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. - Times Square -.
Wall Street Bull.
Times Square.
Thousands of people go there to celebrate New Years Day.

United Nations Headquarter.

Rockfeller Center.

The Peninsula. 
The best place to stay when you are in New York.
One last tip: If you want to know all about what is going on in New York City, here is the link of the New York City Guide:


O Guia de Turismo, independente de sua categoria, é o profissional que recebe, orienta e acompanha o turista ou grupo de turistas durante as viagens, passeios, ou visitas a lugares de interesse turístico. Seu principal papel é informar e ajudar – ser realmente útil – para o turista ou grupo de turistas sob sua condução e responsabilidade.

Este profissional é muito valorizado por ser ele o funcionário representante da Agência de Viagens ou Operadora de Turismo que mais fica em contato direto com os turistas e clientes das operadoras ou agências de viagens e turismo e é a ele que os turistas vão recorrer quando necessitar de alguma informação, ou estiverem enfrentando problemas de qualquer ordem.

Isso não quer dizer que o Guia de Turismo deve saber todas as informações, ou tem plena autonomia para resolver todos os eventuais problemas ou imprevistos que possam surgir, nem conhecer todas as peculiaridades possíveis sobre os destinos turísticos, mas deve pelo menos saber indicar onde, como ou com quem o turista poderá falar ou ir para encontrar tudo aquilo que precisa para resolver seu problema ou satisfazer suas expectativas.

Por isso, valorize sua profissão caso você trabalhe como um Guia de Turismo Profissional. Se você é funcionário de uma Agência de Viagens ou Operadora de Turismo, dedique atenção especial a todas as observações e/ou relatórios entregues pela equipe de guias, esteja sempre aberto para um diálogo que possa levar a melhoria da execução dos serviços e esteja pronto para aceitar sugestões que possam interferir diretamente na qualidade do serviço executado e na satisfação dos clientes, turistas e ou passageiros.

Trecho do "RESUMO DO MANUAL TÉCNICO DE TURISMO E HOTELARIA" -  Jefferson Coelho -  Março de 2010.