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2016 set records for visitors, cargo and LAX traffic

UNIVERSAL CITY — Los Angeles set records in 2016 for visitors, travelers passing through Los Angeles International Airport and cargo moving through the Port of Los Angeles, city and tourism officials announced Jan. 11, but at least one City Council member warned that all the tourism could cause trouble for some neighborhoods. “This is L.A.’s…

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45.5 million people visited L.A. in 2015

LOS ANGELES — A record-setting 45.5 million people visited Los Angeles last year, an increase of 1.3 million from the previous year, tourism officials announced Jan. 11. The 2015 figure marked the fifth consecutive year of tourism growth, according to Mayor Eric Garcetti and Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board officials. Garcetti attributed the uptick…

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Start of summer launches Hollywood tourist season

Independent Staff Report HOLLYWOOD — It’s the first week of summer. School is out. That means tourist season is in full bloom in Hollywood. Everywhere you look around town you find tourists, whether it is the Hollywood Highland Center, the Sunset Strip or the Hollywood sign itself. And tourists are always good for business. Local…

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