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Quiz: How Much Do You Know About the Business of the Blossoms?

By Hortense M. Barber
Maryland Newsline
Friday, April 20, 2007

1. Where are the overwhelming majority of tourists from who come to Washington, D.C., to view the cherry blossoms?

Japan and other Asian countries
the Washington region

2. Which area in North America does not have a cherry blossom celebration?

Macon, Ga.
Northern California
Raleigh, N.C.
Vancouver, Canada

3. How much money money were festival-goers expected to spend in Washington this year-- on hotels, restaurants, retailers, transportation and more?

$147 million
$125 million
$78 million
$200 million

4. During the festival, how much does the hotel occupancy of Washington-area hotels increase by?

5 percent
10 percent
15 percent
20 percent

5. Which organization is not listed as an official 2007 Cherry Blossom Festival sponsor, partner or supporter?

Downtown D.C. Business Improvement District
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

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