From HBJ today:
"New York tops tourism survey; Houston No. 15
The influx of international visitors lured by favorable exchange rates due to the slumping U.S. dollar pushed New York City to the top spot in the country for total tourism spending in 2007, according to a comprehensive study.
In its listing of the top 100 U.S. tourism city destinations, Massachusetts economic forecasting firm Global Insight points out that foreign visitors boosted tourism at a time when the U.S. economy began to weaken.
New York gained 1.5 million international visitors and increased its share of foreign tourists by 3.3 percent to top the list, moving up three spots from 2006.
Houston, meanwhile, slipped one spot to No. 15. Elsewhere in Texas, Dallas maintained its No. 13 ranking, followed by San Antonio (24); Austin (40); Fort Worth-Arlington (75) and Corpus Christi (86)...."