Trendwatch

California Most Popular U.S. State for Tourism

Tourism in California on the rise, which is opposed to the trends of declining domestic and flat international tourism rates, TravelMole reports. California posted record numbers in 2006, according to the California Travel and Tourism Commission. The state hosted 352.3 million domestic travelers, up more than 5 percent from the previous year. California's share of the domestic travel market increased for the fourth consecutive year to 11.5 percent in 2006, up from 11 percent in 2005. A study of international visitors by CIC Research in San Diego found 21.7 million overseas visitors came to the U.S. in 2006.

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