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Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 09/ 9/2010

D.C. area tourists spending less

By Washington Post editors

It's not your imagination: More tourists visited the D.C. area this summer.

But according to the Federal Reserve’s monthly Beige Book, they're booking shorter stays and spending less, The Washington Business Journal reports.

In its report, the Richmond Federal Reserve branch noted that tourism activity strengthened across its district. But it also says reports from Baltimore, Washington and Charleston, S.C., indicated that, while tourism picked up, stays were shorter and spending was lower than in the past.

To read more about the Finance Reserve's Beige Book report, go to the Washington Business Journal.

By Washington Post editors  | September 9, 2010; 11:20 AM ET
Categories:  DC  
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Posted by: bs2004 | September 9, 2010 11:37 AM | Report abuse

don't forget the 5 cent per bag tax!

DC officials screw up without breaking a sweat.

Posted by: cibor | September 9, 2010 1:25 PM | Report abuse

I'm sure it's speeding tickets & cameras or the 5-cent bag rather than the lousy economy that's driving the reduced spending.

Posted by: bflorhodes | September 9, 2010 2:07 PM | Report abuse

I've also noticed fewer squirrels in DC after the teabaggers visited. Lunch!

Posted by: CalmTruth | September 9, 2010 3:29 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: jiji1 | September 9, 2010 4:41 PM | Report abuse

Drat! And I have an entire truckload of Obama Toilet Paper that won't sell!

Posted by: CubsFan | September 9, 2010 5:03 PM | Report abuse

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