Tourism

Fresno hotel giving $50 back during holidays

Fresno's Courtyard by Marriott hotel is enticing guests this holiday season with $50 Visa gift cards for every night booked.

FYI to host tree-lighting ceremony tonight

Fresno Yosemite International Airport is kicking of its annual Christmas tradition with a tree-lighting ceremony tonight.

Kings Canyon lodge gets $400K upgrade

The John Muir Lodge in Kings Canyon National Park now provides a cozier atmosphere for guests following an eco-conscious remodel to all its 36 rooms.

Revenues up for Valley lodges in October

Fresno area lodges earned $15.73 million in October, up from $15.71 million the month before.Although occupancy rates dropped in the month, Valley lodges watched business pick up in October as more rooms opened up to guests.

Comments sought on Sequoia, Kings Canyon fee hikes

The public has until Dec. 9 to comment on proposed fee increases for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.

Yosemite rangers try to keep hungry bears at bay

(AP) — Rangers at Yosemite National Park are in a constant battle to keep wild black bears — with their ultra-keen noses and powerful paws and jaws — far away from humans.

Lodging revenues decline in September

Fresno area lodges earned $15.73 million in September, down from $16.92 million the month before.Business continued to lull for Valley lodges in September, but they still pulled in more guests than the same period last year.

Valley lodges see dropoff in August

Fresno area lodges earned $16.94 million in August, down from $17.05 million the month before.Business ebbed for Valley lodges in August, with revenues falling for the first time since March in the Fresno and Visalia areas.

Hundreds flee 2 California wildfires; homes burn

(AP) — Two raging wildfires in California forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes, including one near a lakeside resort town that burned nearly two dozen structures, many of them homes.

Yosemite fire sends smoke into famed valley

(AP) — Fire officials have called in additional crews to help battle a blaze in Yosemite National Park that forced hikers to be evacuated and is now sending smoke into the park's famed valley.