Los Angeles Welcomes Record 48.3 Million Visitors in 2017


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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board (L.A. Tourism) President & CEO Ernest Wooden Jr. today announced Los Angeles welcomed 48.3 million visitors in 2017, setting a new tourism milestone for the seventh consecutive year. The record figure is 1.0 million visitors higher than 2016’s total, an increase of 2.2%, driven by an all-time high 41.2 million domestic visitors. International visitation overall grew 0.9% to a record 7.1 million visitors, outperforming both its projected forecast and inbound travel to the United States as a whole in 2017.

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With spring approaching, Los Angeles seems to be blooming from all different facets. The buzz about hotel development will come full circle as seven highly anticipated properties open between April and May 2017. Los Angeles’s arts and culture scene continues to add exciting new museums – from the 2017 spring opening of the Marciano Art Foundation to the recent announcement of George Lucas’ Museum of Narrative Art, set to open in Downtown’s Exposition Park in 2021. For those seeking a little more flavor for the taste buds this spring, the City of Angels had its culinary spotlight at the James Beard Foundation Nominee Announcement press conference, which took place on March 15 at a.o.c., restaurant of last year’s Chef of the Year award-winner Suzanne Goin.