San Francisco sets tourism records in 2014

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015
FILE - In this file photo from Nov. 15, 2006, the Golden Gate Bridge is shown in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
FILE - In this file photo from Nov. 15, 2006, the Golden Gate Bridge is shown in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- San Francisco has always been a top tourist destination, but it's now more never been as popular as it was last year.

The San Francisco Travel Association says more than 18 million people visited the city in 2014, and spent nearly $11 billion. The tourism industry generated $665 million in San Francisco taxes, and the number of jobs supported by tourism rose by more than 13 percent. Experts are predicting an even bigger year in 2015.