Tourism

Wonder Valley Resort completes new guest building

Wonder Valley Ranch Resort and Conference Center near Sanger announced the completion of a new guest building that will house up to 140 guests.

Summer starts out well for Valley lodges

The Hilton Garden Inn in ClovisValley lodges got a healthy summertime boost in June, with occupancy rates and daily room rates improving over last year.

North Fork to host annual Loggers Jamboree

Hundreds of loggers will descend on North Fork to compete in the 54th annual North Fork Loggers Jamboree for a two-day event beginning on July 6.

Tenaya Lodge awarded for meeting accommodations

Tenaya Lodge is located two miles south of Yosemite National Park.Tenaya Lodge near Yosemite National Park was recognized recently with a 2013 Pinnacle Award for its meeting accommodations.

Outlook improves in May for Valley lodges

The Hilton Garden Inn in ClovisOccupancy rates and revenues looked quite a bit better in May for Valley lodges compared to the same time last year.

Authorities: unattended campfire caused Calif fire

(AP) — State fire officials say a wildfire near the main route into Yosemite National Park that has forced more than a thousand residents to evacuate their homes was caused by an unattended campfire.

Valley travel spending breaks $6 billion in 2012

Visitors to the Central Valley spent $1.93 billion on lodging in 2012.Visitor spending increased almost 3 percent in 2012 compared to the year before, a new report showed.

Giant Sequoias nominated as '8th Wonder of the World'

Giant Sequoias like this one in Yosemite National Park are nealry 300 feet tall.From the Grand Canyon to Mount Everest, the seven wonders of the world inspire awe from millions of visitors each year. But the Visalia Convention and Visitors Bureau thinks one is missing in the nearby Giant Sequoias.

Search on hold for teen swept over Yosemite fall

(AP) — The search for a teen swept over Nevada Fall in Yosemite National Park is on hold until water levels in the Merced River subside.

Tulare Co. tourism partners awarded

Exceptional contributions to the Tulare County tourism and hospitality markets were recognized during a breakfast put on by the Sequoia Tourism Council on May 23.