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Tourism and Business Increases In The Yakima Valley

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 YAKIMA, WA.-   In just the past few years the Yakima Valley has put itself on the map, becoming a destination hot spot for tourism and business travel.

According to the Yakima Valley Tourism offices they've seen hotel occupancy in the valley climb twenty-two percent since just last year.

 They say much of it has to do with the many conventions, sporting events, and activities the Yakima Valley now has to offer.

 I spoke with the Vintage Valley Inn manager and he told me this recent growth is an exciting new trend.

"We have a vision here in the Yakima Valley that's going to be inviting to not only wine tasters but also families, we want to encourage the kind of growth that will bring in a wide variety of people," Karl Knudsen, manager at Vintage Inn told KNDO.

  Management told me July and August have been strong months this summer, they've seen people staying in the area for business, weddings, and conventions.