Who else has been visiting our Awesome Washington DC and Why?


According to a study, our city was the fifth most visited vacation destination this past summer. TripCase, a mobile travel management application, analyzed where Americans flew for their vacations over the summer and only New York, Orlando, Las Vegas and Chicago welcomed more tourists than D.C.

The study examined the originating locations for travelers who flew to Washington, D.C., and it looks like our city hosts a geographically diverse group of tourists. Los Angeles provided the highest number of visitors followed by Dallas/Ft. Worth. Boston, Chicago and Atlanta rounded out the list.

As for our overseas visitors, our previous blog posts showed  the top nationalities visited andstill visiting DC are Brits, Germans, Australians, Chinese,  Frenchies, Canadians, and Mexicans

TripCase also looked at the locations that locals fled to over the summer. Orlando was the top location that D.C. vacationers flew to. Chicago, Atlanta, Boston and Las Vegas were also in the top five.

Tourism officials say the increased number of international visitors to the DC offsets the number of Americans who have cut back on their travel plans due to the economy. Analysts say international tourists also spend more money than American travelers with an average stay of seven nights. In addition to food and lodging, overseas travelers on average spend $2,000.

Here is a funny version of DC tour I found on youtube

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About Elias Shams
I have been a serial entrepreneur in telecom and social media space for past 12 years or so. I hold a M.S. degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the George Washington University and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland. I’ve lived and worked in many countries and cities including London England, Tehran Iran, Bonn Germany, Paris France, Alicante Spain, Delhi India, and my favorite of all Washington, DC of great US of A. Two of the greatest Washington, DC based companies I worked for and very proud of are Yurie Systems which was sold to Lucent in 1998 for $1.23 B and telezoo.com that I founded in 1999. I am currently the founder and awesomizer @ awesomize.me

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