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Travel Journalists In Mother Lode Today

A small elite group of travel journalist and photographers arrive in the Mother Lode today. It´s the first visit by travel writers in a year-long plan by the Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau to promote tourism in the county. Severe cuts in state funding for travel promotion has force the local organization to look for other ways to get potential visitors to the Mother Lode.

Nanci Sikes with the Vistors Bureau says this first wave of journalists are regular contributors to daily newspapers such as the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, the Seattle Times, Houston Chronicle and USA Today.