California’s tourism industry sets records
Traveller spending in 2016 injected a record $126 billion into the Golden State’s economy, Visit California announced as the industry marked the first-ever California Tourism Month. Tourism in California generated $10.3 billion in tax revenue and supported 1.1 million jobs last year. 2016 marks the seventh consecutive year of growth for California’s travel and tourism industry. Traveller spending grew 3%, out-indexing the nation by nearly a percentage point.