Visit Tuolumne County
Postcards on display at the offices for Visit Tuolumne County, the private, nonprofit visitors bureau in downtown Sonora.

Travel industry earnings approached $100 million and travel industry jobs grew by 13% in Tuolumne County last year over 2021, both setting new records, according to a preliminary study released last week.

Direct travel spending in the county also grew last year to more than $251 million, but still lagged behind pre-pandemic highs reached in 2019, according to the 274-page report titled “Economic Impact of Travel in California,” which was prepared by Dean Runyan Associates, based in Portland, Oregon.