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Business Studies School Trips to New York, USA

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New York, New York, so good they named it twice! A global hub of international business, New York along with London and Tokyo, is one of the 3 ‘Command Centres’ for the world economy and has a significant impact on every aspect of business from banking, finance, world trade, new media, tourism and transportation. As a leading financial centre, with the world’s largest stock exchange, New York houses 45 of the Fortune 500 companies and simply cannot fail to inspire even the toughest to please! Covering a range of topics from marketing, advertising and purchasing strategies on a Macy’s Tour, to the highs and lows of the economy on a guided Wall Street walking tour, students can get up-close and personal with a wide range of organisations across a number of business sectors. But it’s not all business, there’s definitely time for some pleasure at a Broadway Show, The Rockefeller Centre or a visit to the Statue of Liberty.

“A mind opening, eventful, thought provoking and action packed journey to a super exciting and vibrant city.”

Mr McMillan, April 2016 - New York

“Our best moments... The boat cruise around the Statue of Liberty; the tour of Macys and a visit up the Empire State Building”

Rebecca Carpenter - New York

Did You Know?

An average of 4.9 million people ride the New York City subway each weekday.

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New York Fact File

Regional departure airports:

Nearest airport in resort:
New York, JFK or Newark

Monetary unit:
1 US Dollar = 100 cents

Greenwich Mean Time – 5 hours


8.245 million in New York City

GDP per capita:
$37, 600

Business HQs located here:
NYSE, the largest Stock Exchange in world by dollar volume, Bloomberg, Deloitte, American Express Company, Sony, Time Warner, McGraw-Hill

Local exports:
Capital Goods, Software, Automobiles, Industrial Raw Materials, Consumer Goods & Agricultural Products

Climate: (click to enlarge)

New York Climate Graph
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Recommended Visits

New York Business Studies Recommended Visits

New York is brimming with visits for students looking to deepen their understanding of the world of international business. Here you can discover just some of our most highly recommended visits.

Macy's Tour Empire State Building Financial District Walking Tour Federal Reserve System Guided Tour Madame Tussauds Wax Museum and Educational Workshop
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New York Sample Itineraries

Your bespoke itinerary will include the appropriate balance of educational visits and leisure excursions to fill your chosen duration and meet your aims and objectives. Your dedicated school Tour Coordinator will offer advice and recommendations with the sole aim of creating the perfect itinerary for your group. But just to get you inspired, we have outlined the itinerary created for one of our clients below.

Wall Street Tour

6 days,
5 nights

Dates: 9th – 14th February 

Passengers: 34 students and 3 teachers

Accommodation: Milford Plaza Hotel

Board Basis: Bed and Breakfast

Overview of visits: NYC Boat Tour, sightseeing coach tour, walking tour, Central Park Ice Rink, Central Park Zoo, Empire State Building, Macy’s Tour

Day 1:

The group excitedly arrived at London Heathrow Airport for their morning flight to New York, touching down in New York JFK in the afternoon (US time). The group then met their coach and made the transfer to the hotel. Their evening was spent familiarising themselves with their new environment and having an evening meal before a very welcome sleep.

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Day 2:

After a good nights’ sleep, the group rose and had breakfast at the Hard Rock Café, choosing from a mouth-watering selection of American style breakfast food. The group then made their way to Battery Park for a harbour cruise where the entertaining and informative NYC Boat Tour guide provided interesting facts about the sites that make NYC special – the Empire State Building, United Nations, Brooklyn Bridge and the Statue of Liberty. Once back on dry land, the group proceeded to the 911 Memorial for a reflective visit to the memorial garden and museum. The group then met up with the coach and a local guide for a 4 hour sightseeing coach tour where the group got to see Broadway, Times Square, the World Trade Centre Site, Wall Street and the Rockefeller Building, to name but a few! On returning back to the hotel to freshen up, the group then went for their evening meal at the Hard Rock Café where there was the choice of traditional American food.

“Our best moments... The boat cruise around the Statue of Liberty; the tour of Macys and a visit up the Empire State Building”

Rebecca Carpenter - New York

Day 3:

The day started with another hearty breakfast at the Hard Rock Café before the group set off on foot for a four hour guided sightseeing tour, focusing on the vast and beautiful Central Park. Following the tour, the group put their balance to the test by ice skating in the Central Park Ice Rink and then the group took a trip around Central Park Zoo seeing the large number of animals such as sea lions, red pandas and reptiles.

Day 4:

After breakfast, the group made their way to one of New York’s most famous landmarks – the Empire State Building. The group ascended the tower in the famous lifts and emerged onto the 86th floor for spectacular panoramic views of the city below them. The group then made their way to Pier 83 for a 2 hour sightseeing river cruise for a different perspective of the New York skyline, Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. The group’s afternoon visit was a guided tour around the Macy’s department store.

Day 5 & 6:

The group spent the morning at leisure, having a late breakfast and doing any last minute souvenir shopping before they met the coach for their transfer to JFK airport and their overnight flight home.

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New York Accommodation

A city the size of New York offers visitors plenty of places to stay and we have selected those most suitable for school groups. Here are just a couple of our most recommended.

Hotel Pennsylvania

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The Hotel Pennsylvania is in a fabulous location right on the doorstep of Manhattan’s sightseeing area within walking distance of the Empire State Building and Madison Square Garden. The hotel has 1,700 rooms and students are accommodated in double, triple or quadruple rooms. Each room is equipped with its own hairdryer, tv, telephone and private bathroom facilities. The hotel has four restaurants and cafes to choose from.

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Royal Park Hotel

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Located in Upper Manhattan West Side near many of the city’s tourist attractions, this clean, comfortable and affordable hotel is the perfect base for any NYC trip. More than 60 newly refurbished rooms are each equipped with air conditioning and private bathroom facilities.

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