Tourism has Positive Impact - The Independent: Editorials

Tourism has Positive Impact

Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2019 12:00 am

Recently released tourism numbers show the importance of the industry. Visit California's latest economic impact report showed visitor spending reached $4.3 billion and supported 30,700 jobs, a 4 percent boost from last year, equivalent to a $153 million increase in Alameda County.

Locally, Visit Tri-Valley experienced double-digit growth in hotel room revenue from 2012 – 2017, impacting the economy by creating 6000 jobs and contributing $69.6 million in taxes from 1.64 million visitors in 2017. Similar numbers are anticipated for 2018.

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