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Your business studies school trip to New York will see your students explore a city that is regarded by many as the financial capital of the world!
New York is a global leader in business and finance. The city plays host to a number of influential organisations, from the famous department store Macy's to the United Nations headquarters, both of which offer guided tours.
You and your students will also have the opportunity to take a guided walking tour of the financial district, stopping at Wall Street and the New York Stock Exchange. And, of course, iconic landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building and the Rockefeller Centre are also essential to the itinerary! You could also consider making this trip cross-curricular, as New York offers plenty of exciting opportunities for a range of subjects, including politics, art, performing arts, media studies, fashion, design and technology, food technology, maths and religious studies.
Visit Wall Street
Visit one of the most famous and important financial centres in the world – Wall Street, home to two of the world’s largest stock exchanges!
Wall Street itself is a relatively short and narrow street but it’s the beating heart of the American economy. Here you’ll find the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE Amex Equities and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
It is also a powerful symbol of financial and economic power. To some, it also represents power politics and elitism. Whatever Wall Street means to you and your students, it’s well worth a visit on a business studies school trip to New York.
Did you know?
Trading begins at 9.30am every morning and ends at 4pm. A bell at the New York Stock Exchange is rung to signal these times, often by someone very famous or important.
Visit the flagship Macy’s store in New York – one of the world’s largest department stores and an important part of New York culture.
Macy’s was founded in 1858 and soon expanded to become a key feature on the New York shopping scene. The flagship store moved to its current location on Herald Square in 1902 and now occupies almost the entire block.
The store has become a real part of the city’s culture thanks to its hosting of the famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the spectacular window displays at Christmas.
Did you know?
Macy’s flagship store was the first building in the world to have a modern escalator installed. The original wooden escalators which date to 1902 are still in use today!
Visit the Museum of American Finance
Learn all about the financial history of the USA at the Museum of American Finance!
Housed in the former headquarters of The Bank of New York, this is America’s only independent museum dedicated to finance and financial history.
The museum’s collection consists of documents and artefacts related to money, banking and the financial markets and includes items such as stocks, bonds, bank notes and checks.
Did you know?
The museum was founded in response to the stock market crash of 1987 to help improve education around the subject, provide historical perspective and ensure the same mistakes weren’t repeated in the future.
Flight from UK to New York
Transfer to accommodation on arrival
Optional evening meal at local restaurant
Visit the NBC Studios
Option to go up to the Top of the Rock
Visit the United Nations headquarters for a tour
Visit the Empire State Building for evening views across the city
Optional evening meal at local restaurant
Take the free Staten Island ferry for views over the Hudson and the Manhattan skyline
Visit the 9/11 memorial
Take a walking tour of the Financial District with a tour of the Museum of American Finance
Take in the closing bell at the Stock Exchange
Optional evening meal at a Times Square restaurant
Chance to enjoy a Broadway show
Visit Macy's for an optional business workshop, followed by some retail therapy
Transfer from accommodation to airport
Overnight flight to the UK
Arrive back in the UK
- 3 nights' bed and breakfast accommodation
- Airport transfers in resort
- All flights including tax
- Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
- Detailed information pack
- Free staff place ratio 1:10
- Itinerary planning service
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Museum of American Finance
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Empire State Building
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HI New York is Manhattan’s premier hostel, and is located in a landmark building on the Upper West Side. The building was built in 1883 to help widows of both the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 and re-opened as HI New York in 1990.The hostel offers clean, modern, mixed and separate male/female dormitory-style accommodation (4 - 12 bedded rooms) with shared bathrooms in the hallways. Linen, towels and a housekeeping service are provided.Private rooms with and without baths are also available (subject to availability).
The hostel is situated just one block from Broadway Avenue and a main subway line, and only minutes from Central Park.
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