New Welcome Center Opens


A new I LOVE NEW YORK Welcome Center has opened at the Javits Center, featuring statewide attractions throughout the Empire State. Unveiled in April, the state-of-the-art Welcome Center features dynamic, interactive I LOVE NEW YORK experiences for visitors – including a selfie wall, Travel Profile Quiz, regional maps with suggested destinations and New York-based trivia.

"The Javits Center has served as one of New York's most powerful economic engines, and we are proud to house a new Welcome Center that will entice our customers to explore the Empire State and help to fuel the economies of all of its regions,” said Alan Steel, President and CEO of the New York Convention Center Operating Corporation, which operates the Javits Center.

Located in the Crystal Palace, the new I LOVE NEW YORK Welcome Center joins the existing Taste NY Bistro at the Javits Center, enhancing the travel experience for businesses, tourists and guests who visit the six-block convention center by providing new resources to enjoy a distinctly New York experience. Visitors can take photos in front of the 137 square-foot selfie wall featuring the iconic “I LOVE NEW YORK’ logo, and scan an interactive map providing suggested destinations based on the user’s interests.

At the Welcome Center, visitors also can browse New York’s regional attractions and generate an itinerary to take with them via email. Guests may complete a Travel Profile Quiz, which will create a list of recommended locations to visit, or test their New York State knowledge with a series of travel trivia. They also can view videos and graphics featuring the world-class attractions in all 11 tourism regions.