Calaveras Tourism is an economic heavy hitter. Preliminary data for 2017 shows an increase of 3% from $188.5 million to $193 million in overall tourism spending in Calaveras County.
Visitors spent most on food service and food stores combined for a total of $69.3 million (up from $68.5 million in 2016) followed by lodging at $45.2 million (up from $43.8 million in 2016). Gas and local transportation saw a 2% increase over 2016.
Industry earnings by travel spending in Calaveras showed increases across the board, ranging from 6.5% in retail spending to a 12.5% increase in gas and transportation earnings.
Tourism supported 2,660 jobs in Calaveras County in 2017, showing a steady increase since 2010 of 6.3% year over year. Calaveras County tourism generated $13.4 million in state and local taxes in 2017 and our local tourism industry earned $88.4 million, a 9.7% increase over 2016.
This is all good news for the Calaveras tourism industry, which has been a significant contributor to our local economy for more than 100 years. You can see the full report, plus all of the metrics we measure here at the Calaveras Visitors Bureau for our monthly marketing highlights reports by clicking on the “April” link under 2018 CVB Marketing Results.
You can find out more about California tourism from the Visit California industry site: industry.visitcalifornia.com.
Here, you’ll see stats for our social media engagement, results of our email campaigns and advertising, our walk-in national and international visitor origins, our engagement with the industry, media mentions, and much more, including our web visits, which are up 51% over this month last year, clocking in at over 27,000 unique visitors.
We hope you’ll take a look at these reports to get more of an idea of the full scope of the destination marketing services we provide.