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Posted by: thepinetree on 05/23/2018 03:39 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 05/23/2018 04:22 PM
Expires: 01/01/2023 12:00 AM

Calaveras Tourism Grows to $193,000,000 in 2017 ~ Calaveras CVB

Angels Camp, CA...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:

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.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-05-23 17:20:56   By: Anonymous
And it’s ALL being spent in Murphys.

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    Economy Improves Obama
    Posted on: 2018-05-23 17:36:24   By: Anonymous
    This is the result of an improving economy from Obama's policies.
    Compare this to the impending recession from tRump.
    The 1% is ready to stage another grab as before.
    You lose- they win.
    With the wet kiss- the loss of Dodd-Frank regulations, the banks are soaked with profits now, the future is unregulated , until the next soon bank caused crash.
    Student debt, and sub prime car loans lead the way to another crash.

    tRump protects China, and leaves American workers out to dry.
    This is how tRump deals- against you.

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      Re: Economy Improves Obama
      Posted on: 2018-05-23 19:45:07   By: Anonymous

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        Re: Economy Improves Obama
        Posted on: 2018-05-23 19:58:37   By: Anonymous
        No sheet. That dude is loco in la cabeza.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-05-23 19:58:25   By: Anonymous
Wait a minute. They must be using a foreign calculator. I get the increase at 2.4% which is substantially less than the increase year over year for 2016. Where is the marijuana when we need it?

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-05-23 20:12:55   By: Anonymous
This was not tourism, it was workers. The tree and fire cleanup workers had every hotel in the county at 100% full for many months. Cannabis workers also spent $ in the county. Let's see what next year holds...

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    Posted on: 2018-05-23 20:36:19   By: Anonymous

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      Posted on: 2018-05-23 20:53:59   By: Anonymous
      Go stick your snout in a pile of dog sh1t.

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        Posted on: 2018-05-23 21:24:20   By: Anonymous

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    Posted on: 2018-05-23 22:00:17   By: Anonymous
    Good observation. Take the cleanup workers out and see what happens to revenue. same with 2016 and the all the fire fighters.

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      Posted on: 2018-05-24 06:54:29   By: Anonymous
      This is exactly correct. The fire clean-up along with the tree mitigation for the fire and beetle kills had loads of outside workers here throughout all last year. Additionally cannabis was going full force, whether we/you like it or not.

      The point being, tourism was not by and large, what put any extra money Into our economy last year, and possibly even the year before.

      Also, do we even want to grow our tourism industry? We don't get asked that question, like we've never been asked, do we want driverless cars on our roads? The accepted notion is that this is progress, it's good for the local economy, therefore good for us.

      Do you want to see more tourism? More cars on our roads? More rude people, drivers? More garbage tossed along our roadways? More taxes to support infrastructure to support the tourists? More people to wait behind in line at the store, ATM, restroom, gas station? More growth and big box stores? That's what tourism brings.

      Progress is inevitible, it will come. Me, I'd rather not encourage it by pushing more tourism of our area. It's fine as it is.

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        Posted on: 2018-05-24 12:13:06   By: Anonymous
        I agree, the tourism we have is lowering our quality of life here.

        I do not see all the cars at the hotel/motels to support this information. They could be full, but if so they are not driving.

        Might be social services and churches putting up the homeless. Are they not tax exempt though?

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        Posted on: 2018-05-25 15:29:59   By: Anonymous
        Increased tourism is a double-edged sword, but I think far more negative for the locals. The positives? Tourists gain respite from their frenetic lives and enjoy the spectacular beauty and quiet here — you can’t blame them. For us, most tourists do leave behind money which can mean “growth” supporting more local infrastructure, giving more jobs, etc. But is there an agreeable limit to this? Really, the answer to that is “NEVER", which leads to the negative edge of the sword. With the pressure of 7 million Bay Area residents, it’s easy to see how their numbers will touch Calaveras County. Those numbers too often come with an ignorance which abrades mountain living’s values that changes everything up here on weekends and holiday periods. Those include more traffic, more lines, more pushiness, more tailgating when on the road, more rudeness, more trash, more exterior lights left on over night, barking dogs, loud voices, loud music… For them it’s probably quieter, darker, fewer people and less chaotic than what they’re used to. But for locals it’s exactly the opposite on those 4 counts. Perhaps my wife and I are too tempermental -- we moved to another state to escape from Big Trees Village having been full-time since the 90s. It was paradise to us at one time, but has been lost. Are there solutions? I doubt it.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-05-23 21:20:42   By: Anonymous
Half what the regulated cannabis industry contributes alone! Good work you myopic idiots we call county supervisors.

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    Re: Economy Improves Obama
    Posted on: 2018-05-24 06:21:38   By: Anonymous
    See how stupid democraps are? The sheep dung thinks everything good in life is because of President Obama's legacy of drawing lines in the sand, then running like a looter with his hands full when the line is crossed. If this country didn't have democraps who leech off of the working people, this country would be in tip top shape. Yet under President Trump, unemployment is at an all time low, and personal savings at an ALL-TIME HIGH. Oh that's right, somehow this is because of Hillary. Too bad she's lost huh?

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      Posted on: 2018-05-24 06:53:05   By: Anonymous
      Let's count the drunk retarded people from the valley that drive drunk on our roads or how they empty out there garbage on the road before they leave calaveras. Legal farmers don't commit crimes.

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        Posted on: 2018-05-24 06:58:13   By: Anonymous
        72% of criminals convicted of crimes are democrats. 85% of those are felonies. FACT

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