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Virginia sees boost in international tourists

October 11, 2018 - 1:54 AM

RICHMOND, Va. - Virginia saw a boost in the number of international tourists who visited last year.

Gov. Ralph Northam's office announced this week that 1.1 million international tourists visited in 2017, a 2.7 per cent increase from 2016.

The state estimates that international tourists spent $1.9 billion last year, up from $1.7 billion from the previous year.

Canadians account for about half of Virginia's international visitors. European visitors make up about 25 per cent and 15 per cent of international tourists to Virginia are from Asia.

News from © The Associated Press, 2018
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