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D.C. sets tourism record with 19m visitors in 2012

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The District set a new tourism record last year with more than 18.9 million visitors, an increase of 5.5 percent from 2011, according to statistics released Tuesday by the city tourism bureau. Travel to D.C. contributed $4.8 billion to the local economy in 2012, a 3.1 percent increase from the year before, according to Destination DC. That tourism supported more than 75,000 jobs. "We're doing...

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