By Gerhard Apfelthaler
Last year, Los Angeles County set another tourism record with 48.3 million visitors. In Ventura County, travel spending rose from roughly $1.1 billion in 2000 to $1.7 billion in 2016. In Santa Barbara County, the industry saw similar increases, from $1.3 billion to $2.1 billion. Local tax receipts related to travel spending roughly doubled in both counties. So the future of tourism is rose-colored, right?
In a 2017 report, global staffing provider Manpower predicted that positions in the restaurant and hotel business will be among the most difficult to