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Tourism in El Paso is on the rise

Whether it's for business or leisure, the number of people visiting El Paso has gone up since 2014.

Maria Mendoza was born and raised in El Paso. She says she is happy to hear more and more people are visiting the Sun City.

"It's really nice to hear when people say 'Oh I like El Paso, I want to visit it more often,'" said Mendoza.

A statewide statistic by Texas Travel revealed the following;

Total Visitors:

Average Visitor:

Industry Employment & Government Revenue Generated by Travel Spending:

Top Origin where visitors come from:

Some visitors seem to enjoy the Sun City.

“I selected El Paso as a place to stay because it had been recommended to me," said Kevin Weir from San Mateo, California.

Others said the city could use some improvements if the city plans to attract more tourists in the future.

"The square area is beautiful but beyond this it's not," said Rosanne from Fort Worth.

Visit El Paso say they are still working to tally up the data for 2017, as it takes months to add up. But they expect those numbers to be higher than 2016.

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