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Tourism generates over a billion dollars for the Commonwealth of Virginia

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(WVVA) - Governor Bob McDonnell announced Wednesday that visitors to Virginia generated $21.2 billion in revenue from tourism in 2012, a four percent increase over 2011 and a new record high for the Commonwealth.

Tourism revenues have continued to increase each year, with a total revenue increase of 12.3 percent since 2010 according to the McDonnell administration.

Governor Bob McDonnell released the information at an event at Brown's Island.

The Commonwealth's slogan remain, Virginia is for Lovers, which was named one of the top 10 tourism marketing campaigns of all time by Forbes and was inducted into the National Advertising Walk of Fame in 2009.

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