Tourism

Sanger to launch national park transit

Sanger will be the newest point of access to Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks when the city launches its own transit service next summer.

Yosemite celebrates 150th anniversary

(AP) — Yosemite National Park is celebrating the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's signing of the Yosemite Grant Act, which protected Yosemite Valley and Mariposa Grove.

Valley lodges increase rooms, revenues in May

Fresno area lodges earned $15.76 million in May, up from $15.58 million the month before.Rooms didn't fill up quite as much for Fresno area lodges in May, but that didn't mean revenues were down.

Valley travel spending hits record in 2013

Visitors to the Central Valley spent $1.99 billion on hotels and motels in 2013.Visitor spending continued to prove why tourism is one of the Valley's greatest revenue generators, a new report shows.

Valley lodges on an upswing in April

Fresno area lodges earned $15.67 million in April, up from $14.41 million the month before.Business bounced back for Valley lodges in April with revenues more than making up for a smaller supply of rooms.

Fresno event to highlight tourism campaigns

Two tourism campaigns promoting the Central California region will be highlighted during an event in Fresno May 18.

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.