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Visit Lubbock hosts Live Love Lubbock Luncheon

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

Visit Lubbock presented three awards to individuals who've brought tourism to Lubbock. 

Tim Collins received the Tourism Trumpeter Award. It's presented to the person who brought the most tourism to Lubbock. Chairman of the Lubbock Economic Development Alliance Barry Orr said last year, more than 6 million tourists visited the Hub City.

"The Lubbock performing arts center, the new expo center, the remodel of the civic center, all of the things we're doing in this city today, is just pestering us to be better and better in our visitors and tourism in Lubbock," he said.

Orr added hotel occupancy was up 5 percent and rooms were up 29 percent.

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