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VIRGINIA BEACH (AP) -- Virginia Beach has recorded its third straight year of increased lodging revenue.

The Virginian-Pilot reports that lodging revenue in 2012 was nearly 8 percent higher than in 2011. Sales from hotels, vacation home rentals and campgrounds topped $301 million.

Citywide restaurant and amusement sales also increased, according to a news release from the city.

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Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, http://pilotonline.com

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