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State report: More tourists visiting New Mexico

December 1, 2013 • State News

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Tourism officials in New Mexico say more people are visiting the state.

A report from the state’s Tourism Department found that New Mexico saw 2.6 percent more overnight and day visitors in 2012 than it did in 2011.

There were 32 million overnight and day visitors in 2012. The previous high was in 2008, with 31.4 million visits.

Tourists spent an estimated $5.9 billion in New Mexico last year, which generated $612 million in state and local tax Login to read more

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