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From a press release:
The District of Columbia welcomed a record 17.9 million visitors in 2011 — a number that tops the District’s previous record of 17.4 million total visitors, set in 2000. Newly released data from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Office of Travel and Tourism Industries (OTTI) show the nation’s capital welcomed 1.8 million overseas visitors in 2011, a 4.1 percent increase over 2010. When added to the 16.1 million domestic visits in 2011, the nation’s capital welcomed more visitors than ever last year according to Destination DC, the District’s official convention and tourism corporation.
Holy cow that’s a lot of tourists, I had no idea the numbers were that high.
In other news, metro escalator lines faced record congestion…
A breakdown of the visitors after the jump.
Washington, DC Visitors Statistics:
· International visitor spending makes up 27 percent of total visitor spending and increased by 13.5 percent in 2011.
· Domestic visitor spending increased by a lesser extent, growing 3.8 percent in 2011.
· For domestic visitors, 56 percent are leisure travelers and 44 percent are business travelers.
· Two-thirds of domestic visitors stay overnight as opposed to one-third who are day visitors.
· Top 10 overseas markets (2010):
o Australia (+57.4 percent from 2009)
o China (+23.7 percent from 2009)
o France (+44.4 percent from 2009)
o Italy (+68.9 percent from 2009)
o Brazil (+39.2 percent from 2009)
o Japan (+30.5 percent from 2009))
o South Korea (+43.2 percent from 2009)
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St. Mary Armenian Church will hold its 75th Annual Armenian Fall Food Festival October 6-7 from 11am – 8pm at St. Mary Armenian Apostolic Church (4135 Fessenden St. NW). Traditional Armenian Food will be available for both Carry-out and Dine-in including Lamb and Chicken Kabobs, Cheese Boreg, Baklava and a wide variety of other delicious dishes. Traditional Armenian music and dancing on Saturday night and unique artisan vendors throughout the festival. Outdoor dining space is available as well as free on street parking. Can’t join us to dine-in? Order via link for carry-out with the link above.
At Generation Hope, we’re dedicated to supporting teen parents in college as they work toward earning their degrees. We are in need of caring child care volunteers for upcoming events on Saturday, October 21st (in Washington, DC), and Saturday, November 4th (in Arlington, VA). Join our growing volunteer community and support us at an event this fall!
At all of our events, we provide free onsite child care for the children of the teen parents we serve, creating a nurturing environment for the kiddos while their parents learn valuable life skills and build community.
If you enjoy working with children and are looking to make an immediate impact in your community, please visit https://www.generationhope.org/volunteer to learn more.
DC 20’s & 30’s Singles Happy Hour
You all asked, and were delivering! Our sold out September Singles Happy Hour was such a success, were throwing another! This time we are hosting at an even better venue, with a larger