Agent Tools & Info - New York

 

 

 

GENERAL INFO

Time Zone - 14 hours behind AEST, observes Daylight Savings (March - November)

Seasons - Temperate climate that experience 4 seasons in a day
Summer: Mid/Late June - Late September
Autumn: Late September/Early October - Late November/Early December
Winter: Early December - Early/Mid March
Spring: Early/Mid March - Mid June

Peak travel seasons - December, May, September, October

Peak booking seasons - January, February, August

Average Length of Stay - 5 nights

Visa Requirements (Australian Passports) - Visa Waiver (ESTA) required for stays under 90 days

Events to note - New York Fashion Week (SEP), New York Marathon (NOV), Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (NOV), US Open (AUG/SEP)

Key Airlines - Qantas, Virgin Australia, American Airlines, Delta

Top Selling Hotels 
Row NYC (P) - Trendy property 2 minute walk from Times Square
Sheraton New York (P) - Centrally located hotel 5 minute walk to both Times Square and Central Park
Hotel Edison (V) - Art deco hotel 1 block from Restaurant Row and 2 minutes walk from Times Square and Broadway Theatres

INSIDER'S TIPS

If you want to get the best Brooklyn Bridge picture, take it from the Brooklyn end rather than the Manhattan end. The crowds are much quieter and you can get the New York skyline in the picture. 

USS Intrepid (World War 2 Aircraft Carrier Museum) has free entry from 5-9pm on Friday's.

New York is a foodies paradise, with the most restaurants per capita in the United States

 

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