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Visit California’s global offices distribute press releases on an ongoing basis. Read about the latest consumer promotions, industry developments, statewide tourism initiatives and more.

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California Tourism Records Sixth Consecutive Year of Growth, Supports Over 1 Million Jobs and Grows Economy
Sacramento, Calif. (May 2, 2016) – Travelers to the Golden State collectively spent more than $122 billion in 2015, Visit California announced today, proving the travel and tourism industry is continuing to propel California’s economy forward. An annual economic impact report released...
Road Trip Through Northern California Foodie Favorites
“Top Chef” inspires a Bay Area road trip through San Francisco, Napa Valley and Oakland SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 17, 2016) – Bravo’s “Top Chef” reality-competition series has used California’s cutting-edge cuisine for inspiration in its current 13th season....
Visit California Debuts New Dream365TV Digital Video Hub
Enjoy the Viewing Experience with New Episodes of California Dream Eater Series SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 16, 2016) – Visit California has officially launched its online video hub, Dream365TV. Home to original and curated videos showcasing the state’s abundance and distinctive lifestyle,...
Visit California Honors the Travel Industry's Best Marketing Programs at the 2016 Poppy Awards
Winners include Visit Oakland and the San Diego Tourism Authority SAN FRANCISCO (Feb. 23, 2016) – Tonight, Visit California honored tourism destinations and attractions across California for excellence in tourism marketing at the Poppy Awards and Industry Recognition Gala in San Francisco. ...
Visit California Gathers Leaders From $118 Billion Tourism Industry to Talk Economic Trends and Growth Opportunities
Latest economic findings revealed; Industry looks to the future at premier annual conference SAN FRANCISCO – More than 500 leaders from California’s booming tourism industry are gathering this week in San Francisco for Visit California’s 2016 Outlook Forum. Visit California will...
Make Your Culinary Dreams Come True in Southern California
“Top Chef”-inspired road trip turns everyday foodies into culinary masters SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Feb. 18, 2016) – California’s culinary scene is the leading star and backdrop of Bravo’s popular “Top Chef” reality-competition series. The 13th season of the Emmy...
California Celebrates the National Park Service Centennial with Special 2016 Events & Activities
“National Parks Adventure” film to debut this month highlighting national parks including Yosemite, Redwoods & Joshua Tree SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Feb. 11, 2016) – America’s National Park Service, which has enabled millions to marvel at the country’s natural wonders,...
Gridiron Legend Joe Montana Recreates "The Catch" & Snaps A Selfie
It's "Bay Area or Bust" for the California Sports Icon as he Hitchhikes to the "Big Game" in new Visit California Web Series SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Jan. 28, 2016) –Visit California launches today its new three-episode web series “Bay Area or Bust” on
The Official 2016 California Visitor's Guide Inspires Dream Vacations to the Golden State
New Design & Features Make Planning a Vacation Easier than Ever Before SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Jan. 19, 2016) – Stunning images, compelling storytelling and a gorgeous, modern redesign entice travelers to plan a dream vacation to the Golden State. Visit California’s new 2016 California...
Super Bowls of Northern California Heat Up During California Restaurant Month
The search for the ultimate “super bowl” in the Bay Area yields delicious results SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Jan. 14, 2015) – All eyes will be on the San Francisco Bay Area on February 7, 2016 for the big game, at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. This will be the second time the ultimate...
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