Washington D.C. tourism beats records in 2012
Nearly 19 million tourists pumped $6.2 billion into the District of Columbia in 2012, breaking records in both categories in the process, officials say.
In a report to be released Wednesday by Destination D.C., the city's tourism and convention agency, 18.9 million visitors came in and out of the District, including 2.2 million from overseas. The exact number is about a million more than the previous record of 17.9 million, which was set in 2011.
Those millions of tourists spent $6.2 billion during their time in Washington, according to the report. The spending had an estimated economic impact of $4.8 billion, according to financial analysis firm IHS Global Insight.
Would you like to contribute to this story? Join the discussion.
RecommendedRecent Facebook Activity
Only On 7
"Katie" weekdays at 4pm on ABC7 followed by Leon Harris and Alison Starling on ABC7 News at 5. Click here to find out more about "Katie!"