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7:07am 13th June 2012
Pirate FM has learnt the Olympic Torch Relay pumped almost £12 million into Cornwall.
That is double what tourism bosses predicted.
They reckon it is down to good weather, iconic landmarks like Land's End and the Beckham effect.
Visit England boss James Berresford says we can cash in for years to come: "We're a little backward in saying what we've got and actually being proud of what we've got. Eighty percent of the tourism in this country is from domestic tourism. The 'staycation', as it is termed, is growing.
"More and more people are recognising that they've got great holiday options on their doorstep. When they're sitting at home in Durham or Derby they'll think, do you know, that [Cornwall] looks pretty good to me and I'm sure they'll think about holidaying down here".7:07am 13th June 2012
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