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  • A tourist takes a picture of the cherry blossoms along the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C., on March 19, 2012. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

    D.C. visitors spent 6 percent more in 2011, agency says

    Visitors to the District last year spent $6 billion on items like hotels, restaurants, transportation and attractions, an increase of more than 6 percent over 2010, tourism officials said.

  • A new survey of nearly 4,400 U.S. air travelers, such as these at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, found that most named "people who bring too many carry-on bags through the security checkpoint" as their top frustration. (Associated Press)

    Security hassles top travelers' gripe list

    While security has "vastly improved" since the creation of the Transportation Security Administration a decade ago, there is still "a great deal of work to do" in improving traveler satisfaction, according to a new survey released Wednesday by a travel and tourism trade group.

  • Colter Schoer, 10, of Denver shows some Christmas spirit with a Santa hat as he waits in a long line for a security check. (Associated Press)

    Travel industry seeks relief from hassles

    U.S. travelers are indeed annoyed by the airport pat-downs and other enhanced security measures, but having to remove their shoes tops the list of air-travel hassles they would like the next Congress to address, according to an extensive industry survey released Tuesday.

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