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The world shops NYC
In 2008, the Big Apple welcomed almost 10 million international visitors, a new record. For our friends from overseas, the USA is an excellent value, thanks to strong foreign currencies. Airfares are low, hotel rates are competitive, and many popular shopping items cost as much as 50% less than at home. Let us plan your meeting, event or incentive trip
here and take advantage of the substantial savings - not just on event costs, but on almost anything you might like to buy here in America.

The Big Apple is closer than ever!
New York City has always been America's gateway to the world, but did you know that now you can fly nonstop between the Big Apple and many formerly-distant cities around the globe? These include Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Delhi, and Mumbai (Bombay)!

Real New Yorkers are the difference
Today, not many people that live in NYC are from NYC, a
nd few native New Yorkers work in hospitality and tourism. When you work with us, you work with real New Yorkers whose Big Apple heritage is over a century old, not people who arrived here just slightly earlier than you did. As NYC & Company says, "Just Ask The Locals™"

We've got your Big Apple RIGHT HERE! Schron Associates is New York City's boutique-style destination services company, run by third and fourth generation New Yorkers and catering directly to corporate, association and affinity group clients from around the world. Our company was founded over 25 years ago in New York City by real New Yorkers, and is a member of NYC & Company, the official Convention and Visitors Bureau.

In a city often defined by large numbers, we don't treat you like a number. We attend to our clients with a personal touch, and we have an old-fashioned idea about how meetings, events and incentives in New York City should be handled: by New Yorkers, by local people that know the neighborhood. After all, you wouldn't trust an out-of-towner to show honored guests around your hometown, would you? While many destination management and business event planning companies are run by people who are not from around here, we're owned, managed and staffed by hardworking and value-conscious real New Yorkers with global business experience; every member of our staff was born and raised right here in the five boroughs, and our office is here in Manhattan. To us, New York City is a community, not simply a lifestyle.

Schron Associates is a local family business with a reputation for honesty, integrity and getting results for our clients. Combined with our decades of experience planning meetings, events, and incentives in our hometown, we think you'll agree this makes us the perfect choice for your NYC destination management and business event planning needs.

As a world class city, the Big Apple offers a vast array of elegant luxury hotels, fine dining, and unique entertainment and attractions. Over our many years in business here, we have worked with many of the city's most famous and prestigious venues, the most reliable transportation companies, and the most knowledgeable guides. We are proud of the sophisticated, cosmopolitan experience we are able to provide to clients with a sufficient budget. Utilizing some of the Big Apple's finest assets, we can make your event here a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity your group will never forget.

As the corporate and financial center of America, New York is also one of the world's most expensive cities. In fact, according to a study released in March 2009 by a well-respected corporate travel publication, NYC has the highest daily business travel costs in the world. The average hotel room rate of over $300 a night may itself seem prohibitive compared to other major destinations. However, the overall value of a program in our hometown can be more competitive than you might think, thanks to NYC's vast public transit system and many free activities and attractions. Let us show you how the Big Apple can fit your meeting or incentive budget.

Be sure to check out our special Big Apple theme programs below, and contact us with your budget and dates when you are ready to plan your NYC meeting or incentive.

In addition to meetings and incentives, we offer shorter, same-day event planning services here in NYC for new product introductions, grand openings, corporate awards dinners, investor or board meetings, VIP receptions and other private events related to large trade shows, etc. As with all our services, you'll benefit from our unbiased advice, intimate knowledge of the city and its venues, and highly personal attention.

Let the real New Yorkers handle your Big Apple program
Read on for theme program ideas and more NYC info.

NYC Theme Concepts for Meetings & Incentives:

Classic New York –
Ideal for first time visitors, this selection offers centrally located, 3, 4 or 5-star hotel accommodations, some of the city’s most well-known dining venues, and Broadway theatre tickets. A bus and/or boat tour is included, as are visits to major points of interest, such as the Empire State Building and top museums, with plenty of free time for shopping.

Old New York –
For those interested in the historic side of the Big Apple. Take a walking tour of lower Manhattan and the Wall Street district, and visit important places in the city’s development such as Ellis Island, Little Italy, Chinatown, Harlem and the lower East Side. Dine at restaurants that evoke the city's past, and enjoy the ambiance of one of NYC’s famous “old world” hotels.

Hip New York – Enjoy shopping, dining and the nightlife in some of the world’s most trendy neighborhoods while staying at a stylish boutique hotel. Visit the latest hot spots in Tribeca, Soho, Greenwich Village, the Meatpacking District and NYC’s other fashionable areas.

New York’s Neighborhoods –
See how New Yorkers live, work and play while visiting neighborhoods not often seen by tourists. Features accommodations in a quiet residential area of Manhattan, tickets to a local team sporting event, and visits to places such as Brooklyn’s Coney Island, the Bronx Zoo, Harlem, and other local places of interest.

Professional New York –
New York is very much a working city. We can arrange for you to tour the Financial District with a former Wall Streeter, visit the Theater District with a professional actor, etc. The Big Apple is chock full of industry experts, academics, entrepreneurs, and other professionals who can share their unique insights and experiences with you.

"Master of the Universe" New York – Manhattan is all about business and finance, so come live like a CEO or Wall Street banker for a few days in the heart of the Big Apple. Arrive by private jet and transfer by helicopter and/or stretch limo to a luxury suite at a famous 5-star hotel. Dine only at the finest of restaurants, shop privately at exclusive boutiques, and party at the most trendy nightspots. A private guide or personal assistant will be at your service, as will the luxury vehicle of your choice, with driver. By request, we can also arrange shopping for a Manhattan or Hamptons luxury residence.

Also ask about our special NYC theme programs for shopping, golfers, baseball fans, history buffs, and business education groups!!!

As members of NYC & Company, New York City's Official Convention and Visitors Bureau, we invite you to learn more about our hometown by visiting its homepage at There you will find comprehensive information about the Big Apple, including things to see and do, fun facts, and a schedule of upcoming events.

But please be aware that not all DMCs or meeting and incentive planners that claim to specialize in NYC are actually located in New York City, and many that are located here aren't owned or managed by native New Yorkers like us. Schron Associates is 100% NYC; we were here before many of our competitors even visited the Big Apple. New York City is like no place else, and we know the city's history, culture, and the unique way business is done here because we grew up with it. So when you deal with us, you truly have a local connection here in New York City.

Experience the difference of working with real New Yorkers; when you are ready to plan your NYC event, meeting or incentive, call Schron Associates at 1-800-842-5050 (1-212-595-2700 outside the US) or email, and say you want to take advantage of a New Yorker!!!


Since 1982
Global Experience, Personal Service, Competitive Pricing

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