Tourists take pictures next to Multnomah Falls, April 13, 2018.

Tourists take pictures next to Multnomah Falls, April 13, 2018.

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Oregon is seeing more international tourists than ever before, and recent projections don’t show any signs of the trend stopping.

In 2017, the state had more than 1.1 million foreign visitors, up 11 percent from 2012. The state collected about $1.3 billion in international spending, up 18 percent from five years ago, according to a report from Tourism Economics, a tourism consulting and research firm.

The Oregon Coast receives about $113 million of those international tourism dollars, falling third in line behind Portland and the Willamette Valley.

Oregon is on track to be the sixth fastest-growing state for international tourism, with analysts projecting up to 23 percent growth in foreign visitors through 2022.

Read the full story at the Daily Astorian