Tourism was a shining star of the Southern California economy in 2013, turning in a record-breaking performance.Now the powerful sector that generates billions annually across the five-county region (Ventura, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Rivers
BEIJING – The number of Chinese tourists visiting the U.S. each year will more than triple by 2020, as 5.7 million mainland visitors are expected to reach American shores that year, a new report predicts.
Publisher William Randolph Hearst's California castle,Now overseen by the state-park system, the property, situated between San Francisco and Los Angeles, is known as Hearst Castle. Tours offer a glimpse into the lifestyle of the rich and famous.
The gray, slurry "krill shake" is transferred into a plastic squeeze bottle, and runners carry it through a labyrinth of hallways behind exhibits to Anne Scanlon, who stands ready to jump into a 350,000-gallon tank containing sevengill sharks and...
Last year, in addition to the more than $106 billion visitors spent in the state, California’s travel and tourism industry employed nearly 1 million people and generated $6.6 billion in local and state tax revenue. The industry also generates tax revenue and jobs that benefit local economies. For example, in the Central Coast, the industry directly supported 72,300 jobs and created $164 million in local tax revenue.
"This Tourism Business Improvement District (BID) represents an exciting opportunity for the area because it will, for the first time, capitalise on the benefits of Inverness and Loch Ness working together as one compelling destination."
"Dubbed "the anti-Napa", Paso Robles is slowly transforming into one of America's foodiest little towns."
Paul Sloan's insight:
"You can feel the energy," says Steve Heimof of Wine Enthusiast Magazine, which recently named Paso Robles wine region of the year. "Over the past two years these winemakers have been making crazy, wild blends of red. It would be hard to do that in Napa: it's so traditional there."