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Ocean City Plans Safety Campaign for Pedestrians

Ocean City is partnering with Maryland highway officials to launch a pedestrian safety campaign for the busy summer months.

05/21/2013

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D.C. Sees Increase of About 1 Million Visitors in 2012

Tourism officials say Washington saw an increase of about 1 million visitors last year, counting a record 18.9 million tourists visiting the nation’s capital.

05/07/2013

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DC Segway Tour Business Loses Lawsuit Against City

The operators of a Washington Segway tour business have lost a lawsuit against the city over regulations that require tour guides to be knowledgeable about city history and architecture.

03/28/2013

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Free Ways to See Washington, a City of Museums

There are probably more free things to do in the U.S. capital than nearly any other major city in the world.

03/07/2013

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Big Business: Tourism Generates $20 Billion For Va.

Tourism revenue in Virginia topped more than $20 billion in 2011, an 8 percent increase over the previous year and fueled in part by the weak economy.

09/05/2012

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DC Breaks Tourism Record: Nearly 18 Million Visited Washington In 2011

Tourists flocked to Washington in record numbers last year. The nation’s capital welcomed a record 17.9 million visitors in 2011, surpassing a previous record of 17.4 million set in 2000 before the 9/11 attacks.

05/22/2012

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Virginia.org Kicks Off Summer Season With Vacation Sweepstakes For Online Visitors

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.

05/01/2012

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