Tourism

Valley lodges increase rooms, revenues

Fresno area lodges earned $14.41 million in March, up from $13.89 million the month before.More available rooms kept the Valley's lodging industry on solid footing in March, even as overall occupancy and room rates slipped from the month before.

Air Wick bottles Yosemite's fragrance

The smell of Yosemite National Park will now be in homes across America as part of a line of fragrances by Reckett Benckiser's Air Wick brand.

Fresno Radisson to become Double Tree by Hilton

The former Radisson Hotel and Conference Center in downtown Fresno should join the Double Tree brand as soon as next year thanks to a new $18 million loan to complete renovation work.

Century-old Springville Inn closes it doors

Owners of the Springville Inn are selling the property after 16 years in business.Financial pressures took a toll on the century-old Springville Inn on the way to Sequoia National Park as the owners filed for bankruptcy protection last month.

April events to lift Fresno area

The Fresno area stands to gain $2 million in economy activity throughout April through 16 different convention and sporting events, the Fresno/Clovis Convention and Visitors Bureau reported.

Valley lodges see promise in February

Fresno area lodges earned $13.89 million in February, up from $10.87 million the month before.Valley lodges enjoyed some early success in the year with occupancy rates throughout Fresno and Tulare counties shooting up in February over the year before.

Oakhurst exhibit shows Yosemite history

Lure and Lore of YosemiteThe Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau in Oakhurst will allow visitors to step back through time with a new exhibit on display recounting the mountain area's early history.

Report: National park visits up in 2012

The Wawona Tunnel View at Yosemite National ParkCentral California's three national parks saw more than 5.5 million visitors come through their gates in 2012, up about a half a percent from the year before, according to a new National Park Service Report.

Fresno lodges see an uptick in January

Fresno area lodges earned $10.87 million in January, up from $10.75 million the month before.Business rebounded for Fresno area lodges in January, while those in the Tulare area had a harder time climbing out of the winter rut.

Yosemite plans includes recreational activities

The Wawona Tunnel View at Yosemite National Park(AP) — A plan to protect the river that runs through Yosemite National Park allows recreational activities such as biking and rafting to continue while limiting visitors to current levels.