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Yakima Valley Tourism Welcomes Visitors to Wine and Ag Country
Welcome to the tourism season in the Yakima Valley. It is an industry that brings in millions of dollars and employs thousands of people in the Yakima County. Katie Heaverlo is Director of Tourism for the Yakima Valley Visitors and Convention Bureau who says besides the wine and sunshine visitors co…
Pirates Will Run a Muck This Saturday in Yakima
Hundreds of people will be crawling through mud and running over obstacles this Saturday in Yakima during the Yakima Valley Pirate Plunder. Its more than 4 mile obstacle course that will challenge team members. John Cooper President and CEO of the Yakima Valley Visitors and Convention Bureau says te…
Wine Pours Big Money In Yakima Economy

John Cooper, President and CEO of the Yakima Valley Visitors and Convention Bureau, says the Washington wine industry is a big contributor to the Yakima Valley economy. A recent study by the Washington Wine Commission shows wineries are responsible for $526 million in income each year, employing m…
Visitors Spending Up In Yakima County

New data shows that visitor spending in Yakima County was just under $350 million dollars in 2011, up 1.7% over 2010 and 5.7% over 2009, according to the Yakima Valley Visitors & Convention Bureau.
“Given the state of the economy the past three years, these are encouraging numbers,” said Jo…
Financial Support For Yakima Services
For more than a quarter century, Lily Yeh has spearheaded projects around the world that combine arts with other community building strategies in order to transform and revitalize cities as diverse as Korogochu, Nairobi, Salt Lake City, Utah, Damascus, Syria, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Bei…
The New Yakima Valley Offical Visitors Guide Is Out
The 2012 Yakima Valley Official Visitors Guide has been released. The full-color, 55-page Visitors Guide covers the communities, events and attractions in and around the Yakima Valley, from Red Mountain to White Pass. The Guide is a free publication of the Yakima Valley Visitors & Conve…
Canine And Wine Walk
The Yakima Valley Visitors & Convention Bureau has launched a new website for visitors traveling with their dogs. Winedoggies.com features the many dog friendly attractions and services available in the Yakima Valley.  Highlights include a ‘doggie bloggie’ hosted by a local canine, an interac…

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