This blog is produced by Yakima Valley Tourism, a non-profit association dedicated to improving tourism in Yakima County Washington.

Tourism is a vital industry for the region:

  • It employs more than 3,420 citizens
  • Generates $327 million in direct spending
  • Creates more than $24 million in local and state taxes

Tourism plays a central role in generating new revenues and jobs for our community, while sustaining a quality of life we all enjoy.

The purpose of the blog is to share news and information on tourism in the region, state, nation and the world, travel trends and news stories plus updates on our efforts to improve tourism for the region.


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