Tourism revenues boost Walla Walla revenues

WALLA WALLA - Some good news for your Thursday. Despite growing gang problems, Walla Walla is still getting a boost from tourism revenues.

City officials tell us revenues are going toward strategic planning. Specifically focusing on improving sewer pipes. The Walla Walla Tourism Center got two thousand more visitors this year. That totals over 16,000.

"Well, it has lots of wine shops and wineries. And all kinds of interesting things. It would take longer than this interview to explain them all," said Walla Walla visitor Paul Gregg.

Increased demand means hotel costs are going up. Averaging four more dollars a night compared to last August.