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Denver sees record breaking tourism, spending in 2014

The Associated Press

DENVER — More travelers are choosing Denver for both business and leisure, with a new report showing that the city saw record-breaking tourism numbers in 2014.

The Denver Post reports that according to a report by the visitor research firm Longwoods International, a record 15.4 million overnight vacationers and business travelers visited Denver in 2014, spending a record $4.6 billion.

The jump in tourism is attributed to marketing initiatives.

In 2005 Denver passed an increase in the city's lodging tax to bolster tourism promotion. Since then, the number of leisure travelers coming to Denver because of marketing has grown 65 percent.

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Information from: The Denver Post, http://www.denverpost.com