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Maryland tourism tax revenue increased 7.9 percent between July 2011 and April 2012, a jump attributed to higher taxes on alcohol.
Tourism officials say Washington saw a record 17.9 million visitors last year, surpassing a previous record of 17.4 million set in 2000 before the 9/11 attacks.
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The Gettysburg Convention and Visitors Bureau estimates the 150th anniversary will attract 4 million people in 2013, but many visitors are expected to make the trek this year to avoid the 2013 crush, and local establishments hope to benefit from tourists coming through Frederick County on their way to the battlefields.
Virginia tourism officials are hoping to draw 1 million visitors to the state's website in May, and they're giving away bigger prizes as they get closer to that goal.
The National Mall is not looking its best, ripped up due to construction work. Beyond the Mall, tourist spots like Union Station and the National Cathedral are also suffocated in scaffolding and orange mesh. It leaves a lot to be desired for tourists in town to see the cherry blossoms.
The "ugly American" stereotype isn't just in the eye of the foreign beholder.