More tourists predicted to visit Duke City

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – More tourists are taking a trip to the Duke City and that means more money for businesses and residents.

So many more people are coming here, the Convention and Visitors Bureau will print 50,000 extra visitors guides.

In 2012, 6.2 million people visited Albuquerque, up 62,000 from the year before.

All of this equals about $2 billion for the local economy.

The Convention and Visitors Bureau predicts even more tourism this coming year, partly because of the millions of dollars of renovations to the Convention Center. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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