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Spending by international tourists in the Bay State increased in 2016 to $2.8 billion, directly contrasting an international tourism slump in the rest of the country, according to new data released on Thursday.

International visitors spent $2.8 billion in 2016 in Massachusetts, a 3.1 percent increase from the previous year, according to reports released by United States Travel Association and the U.S. Department of Commerce.

The increase in spending from international visitors is contrary to international…