The Golden State's thriving economy depends on tourism. It helps communities grow and improves quality of life for every Californian.
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The Golden State's thriving economy depends on tourism. It helps communities grow and improves quality of life for every Californian.

2018 ECONOMIC IMPACT BY STATE & COUNTY

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Our Growth Economy
California's tourism industry has 9 yrs. of consecutive growth
Californians would have an extra $820 in taxes without tourism

OUR GROWTH ECONOMY

CALIFORNIA'S ECONOMIC ENGINE

Tourism powers communities across the state
Responsible & Sustainable Tourism
93% of travelers believe in leaving a destination the same or better
312 million projected trips to California in 2020

RESPONSIBLE & SUSTAINABLE

Preserving California's Abundance

As travel evolves, destinations develop practical ways to protect experiences

TRAVEL INDUSTRY PARTNERS

Organizations that recognize the power of travel.

California Chamber Commerce
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Bay Area Council
RCRC
Department of Recreation Parks and Tourism