Tourism

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.

National park promotion awarded again

Yosemite National Park's Glacier Point is one of many stops along the Majestic Mountain Loop to highlight California's Sierra country.The Majestic Mountain Loop promotion of Central California's three national parks was awarded the 2014 Poppy Award from Visit California for its success in bringing multiple partners together.

Fresno-Clovis tourism lunch inspires stories

Ty BennettNearly 350 were were encouraged to tell Fresno County's story during the second annual State of Tourism Luncheon held in Fresno today.

Valley lodges feel December's chill

Fresno area lodges earned $11.88 million in December, down from $13.98 million the month before.December proved another cold month for Valley lodges, although business was still warming up from the year before.

Business slows for Valley lodges in November

Fresno area lodges earned $13.64 million in November, down from $15.64 million the month before.Sales continued falling for Valley lodges in November but not enough to match last year's winter slump.

October yields less business for Valley lodges

Fresno area lodges earned $15.65 million in October, down from $16 million the month before.Sales for Valley lodges continued slipping as the winter season approached, even as the state as a whole saw an opposite trend.

Fresno chamber travel company purchased

Chamber Discoveries of Fresno, which arranges travel packages for chambers of commerce, has been acquired by Adelman Travel of Milwaukee.

Giant sequoias fall short in 8th wonder contest

Giant Sequoias like this one in Yosemite National Park are nealry 300 feet tall.Despite the hopes and efforts of nature lovers in the Valley, the giant sequoia trees were beat out in a contest to name the 8th wonder of the world.