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Unformatted text preview: ntinued on page 86 85 2012 Colorado Business Economic Outlook Leisure and Hospitality continued from page 85 the Toronto Globe and Mail, the best city for public transportation by U.S. News & World Report, and the fourth-greenest city by OurGreenCities.com. These recognitions reinforce marketing messages for meeting planner clients. Additional, positive press was garnered by DIA, which was named the nation’s best airport for the sixth-consecutive year by Business Traveler magazine, and was cited for the 29% drop in round-trip fares during the past decade—the fourth-largest drop of any city in the country. Leisure Tourism Denver was one of just a few destinations in the United States to see an increase in the number of leisure visitors in 2009, according to Longwoods International. In 2010, Denver tourism rose again, attracting 10.9 million overnight pleasure visitors, up 8% over the record-setting 10.1 million overnight pleasure visitors in 2009, and on par with the national average. Overa...
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