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Big Apple Travel: New Online Resource Provides Substantial Savings to Tourists

November 16, 2013 Destination North America No Comments Email Email

New York City is a popular vacation destination, but an expensive one. There are savings to be had, it’s just a matter of locating them. finds those savings and passes them on to budget-conscious travelers.

The website focuses on the needs of tourists, highlights cost-saving deals and free or low-cost attractions and entertainment, and presents timely, up-to-date information in an attractive, easy to use format.

Tourists spend a lot of money on New York City vacations. In 2012, 52 million people visited the city (NYC & Company Tourism Report, July 2013). They spent $10 billion on lodging, $8 billion on shopping, $7.4 billion on restaurants, $6.8 billion on transportation, and $4.2 billion on arts and entertainment. Everything is expensive and the costs add up. provides visitors with the information they need to save money across the board, on transportation, lodging, entertainment, and dining. “Seemingly small savings make a difference when you’re cutting costs in all the categories,” says website owner, Sandra Manter.

Manter’s decision to launch stemmed from her own frustration in trying to plan a New York City vacation. She knew there were deals to be had and low-cost entertainment to be enjoyed, but finding these things wasn’t easy. She found that many of the New York City deal sites are aimed at New Yorkers. The same was true for entertainment guides. “I’m sure they’re great resources for residents, but as a potential tourist, I found them overwhelming,” Manter says. Thus, the idea for a website that specializes in cost-savings for tourists was born.

Daily posts at highlight special offers and limited-time deals on dining, entertainment, tours, hotels, and more. Articles provide guidance on topics such as free things to do and how to find discount tickets to Broadway shows. Daily and weekly newsletters keep users informed of the latest savings opportunities.

Manter says she enjoys scouring the internet and print publications in search of information to share with fellow travelers. “I like the idea of helping people save money,” she says, “and I’m taking notes for my next trip to the city.”

Plan ahead. Save money. Visit to start planning your next New York City vacation today.

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