A record number of tourists visited Anaheim last year,
the fifth consecutive record-setting year, according to city officials.
Last year drew 24.2 million tourists to the city, which is home to
Disneyland and California Adventure, according to Visit Anaheim, the city's
The city has seen a 31 percent jump in tourism since 2012. Visit
Anaheim also reported a 6.2 percent increase, or $8.62 billion, in spending
last year by tourists when compared to 2016.
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"The numbers clearly prove the direct and positive impact tourism has
on Anaheim and Orange County," said Jay Burress, Visit Anaheim's president
and chief executive. "(2017) was a monumental year for our destination,
opening a newly expanded space of the Anaheim Convention Center as well the
start of several new development projects. Tourism means an increase in jobs,
revenue for small businesses and is a key spoke in our local economy's wheel."