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More Tourists Visiting Virginia, Bringing In Additional Revenue

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More visitors are heading to Virginia, helping the state reach a new record high for tourism.

Governor Bob McDonnell says tourism revenue rose to more than $21 billion in 2012. That's a four percent increase from the previous year.

Tourism officials say visitors are heading to the state because of its varied landscapes and hitoric sites. They also point to Virginia's film and wine industries as drivers for growth over the past few years.

Officials say more visitors to the state show a return on investment. Over the past three years, Virginia has increased tourism funding by more than $5 million per year.

The tourism industry supported more than 200,000 jobs in 2010 and provided more than $1 billion in state and local taxes.

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