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An all-time record was set in DC last year with a high of 20 million visitors, mostly due to a 16 percent increase in international visitors from 2013-2014.  Although most of DC’s visitors come from the United States, international visitors stay for a much longer visit.  According to DC’s marketing firm, Destination DC, just 9 percent, or 1.9 million international visitors, spend a whopping 27% of the total spending here.  International visitors, therefore, are a key target group for DC tourism officials.

Last year, visitors spent a record $6.8 billion in DC, up almost 2 percent from the year before.  Which countries are most of the visitors coming from?  China is at the top, followed by the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Australia, India, South Korea,

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