Los Angeles welcomed 48.31 million visitors in 2017, setting a new tourism milestone for the seventh consecutive year.
The record figure is a million visitors higher than 2016’s total, an increase of 2.2%, driven by an all-time high 41.2 million domestic visitors. International visitation overall grew 0.9% to a record 7.1 million visitors, outperforming both its projected forecast and inbound travel to the United States as a whole in 2017.
2017 marked a record year for Canada, with its highest ever visitor total of 747,000. Visitations from Canada also outperformed an earlier forecast by nearly 5%.
It was also a strong year for airlift, with a 10.6% increase in seat capacity to Los Angeles International Airport and expanded service from Air Canada from Vancouver. Los Angeles International Airport also announced a record-breaking 2017, having welcomed more than 84.9 million passengers.