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As the steel rises at the World Trade Center site, tourism in Lower Manhattan is reaching new heights. According to the Downtown Alliance’s 2011 Year in Review, 9.8 million tourists flocked to Lower Manhattan’s major museums, events, and attractions last year – 800,000 people more than in 2010. “Tourism is thriving in Lower Manhattan like never before,” said Elizabeth H. Berger, President of the Downtown Alliance. “While business travelers remain a significant market element, the growth of leisure visitors and special events has had a significant impact on the industry. The secret is out – Lower Manhattan is a destination of choice in the region, nationally and around the world – for leisure and business travelers alike.” The growth – an eight percent increase over 2010 – reflects growing interest in all that Lower Manhattan has to offer and comes amid a citywide tourism boost. Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and NYC & Company, the city’s official marketing, tourism and partnership organization, recently announced that New York City ended 2011 with a new record 50.5 million visitors, with visitor spending reaching an estimated $32 billion.

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