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L.A County enjoyed record year in tourism

Tourists spent a record $16.4 billion in L.A County last year, setting a new tourism record for the county. Around 14.4 million people visited the county last year, with China contributing more visitors to L.A than any other country.

The latest study commissioned by the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board, revealed that tourists spent $1 billion more in 2012 than they did the previous year. The study also found that most of tourists’ spend went of hotels, food and drinks. Additionally, the tourism industry generated around $2 billion in local and state taxes.

The majority of tourists visiting Los Angeles County were from the U.S, with only 15 per cent of the total number of tourists arriving from foreign countries. China became the USA’s top overseas market for the first time in 2012, with over 460,000 Chinese people visiting L.A County last year, spending an average of $2,652 per visit. The average spend of a Chinese visitor is more than double the amount spent by all other overseas visitors, according to federal studies carried out in the States.

Tourist arrivals in L.A County rose 2.5 per cent last year compared with 2011, making 2012 the third consecutive year tourism numbers have increased in the county. The tourism industry has also helped support around 230,000 jobs in L.A County, and the impact of tourist spending has nearly doubled to $30.5 billion, according to economists.

Los Angeles County is the most populous county in the United States and is home to over a quarter of all residents in California. Tourists visit the county each year to enjoy the many attractions on offer including Disney Land, Universal Studios, Hollywood and the many beaches and parks located around California.

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