- Associated Press - Thursday, May 19, 2016

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe says Canadians are the largest group of international tourists to the Old Dominion, spending $214 million here in 2014.

McAuliffe announced Wednesday that Canadian tourism is up 18 percent in 2014, with 600,000 Canadians visitors.

The governor and some of his top aides are on a trade and marketing mission to Canada, visiting Montreal and Toronto.

Air Canada recently began new nonstop service from Toronto Pearson Airport to Dulles International Airport.

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