The Economic Impact of the Fiesta de la Flor Festival

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Organizers of the first annual Fiesta de la Flor festival said the economic impact of the big event was $13 million.

In all, 52,000 people attended the two-day festival. 76-percent of those attending were from outside of Corpus Christi. In fact, those visitors ranged from 35 states and five different countries, including Mexico, Brazil and Ecuador.

As for hotels, there was an over 90-percent occupancy rate that weekend -- an increase of over 30-percent from the same weekend last year.