BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A new report from Visit California found that tourism is up across the state – including here in Bakersfield.
David Lyman with the Bakersfield Convention & Visitors Bureau told 23ABC that – already this year – hotel tax revenues are up 7.5% over the same time last year.
“We’re seeing increases across the board throughout our local hospitality industry,” Lyman said.
Lyman told 23ABC that new conventions and events have brought more visitors to the area.
“We’re seeing the side where they come on the farm and spend hours, those numbers are growing – and people just stopping by, those numbers are growing,” said Steve Murray of Murray Family Farms.
Murray said so far this year, they’ve seen around a 30 percent boost in visitors.
“Each year we’ve been growing since the economy went down, and even when the economy went down people started looking at simpler ways to have fun,” said Murray.
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