LOS ANGELES - The City of Los Angeles announced another record-breaking year for tourism, Port cargo and the city's economy in 2017.
According to the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board, the city welcomed 48.3 million visitors in 2017 -- an increase of more than two percent over 2016, marking the seventh consecutive year of record-breaking tourism growth.
The Los Angeles International Airport also broke its record for the total number of passengers for the fourth consecutive year. In 2017, 84.9 million travelers passed through the airport, an increase of five percent over the previous year. Of those travelers, close to 25 million -- or around two million over last year -- were international.
The Port of LA moved more cargo in 2017 than any year in its history. The Port shipped more than 9.3 million Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) last year, the most ever by a port in the Western Hemisphere. These record figures come alongside reductions in key pollutants and greenhouse gases at the Port.
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