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By Alex Groves
Associate Editor 

Travel spending is up in the Temecula Valley, Riverside County


Last updated 6/28/2018 at 2:02pm

Shane Gibson

Barb Newton, President and CEO of CalTravel, speaks about Temecula's tourism industry and where it stands in terms of the state of California during the Temecula State of Tourism event at South Coast Winery, June 21.

The Temecula Valley last year earned $724 million in visitor spending, a 2.5 percent increase over 2016 and the eighth consecutive increase in a decade.

That statistic and others were revealed as part of a 2017 Travel Impacts Report that was presented last week for the Visit Temecula Valley State of Tourism at South Coast Winery.

The report was given at the very end of the event following a series of presentations that focused on everything from the state of the hotel industry to what's being done to attract more tourism.

Outlook on the state level

John Kelliher, a vice chairman of the...

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