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San Diego International Airport served a record 18.7 million passengers during 2014, the highest total seen since 2007, officials recently reported.January 27, 2015 10:42 a.m. Share
San Diego County sites were on the itinerary for a recent series of video shoots by Brand USA, a nationwide public-private partnership that promotes global tourism in the United States.
SPORTS: Broadcast Shows Some of the Area’s Inviting Charms
Next week’s Farmers Insurance Open Tournament at Torrey Pines Golf Course, featuring two of the sport’s best players, Tiger Woods and local resident Phil Mickelson, should draw well over 40 million viewers to the CBS broadcast over the final two days, said Peter Ripa, the tournament director and executive director of the Century Club, the nonprofit sponsor for the event.
Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of January 26, 2015, and beyond.
Leaders of California Indian tribes that run casino and hospitality businesses will convene on the Rincon reservation outside Valley Center next month to discuss what’s next for their industry.
Downtown’s Hilton San Diego Bayfront hotel placed sixth in a recent national ranking of the nation’s top 100 group-meeting hotels by event management technology provider Cvent Inc.
The new year brought new leadership to the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation, which runs the Sycuan casino and resort properties east of El Cajon.
Some of the business events planned for the county for the week of January 19, 2015.
TOURISM: Ferris Wheel Proposals May Face an Uphill Battle
Three development groups each want to put a towering Ferris wheel on downtown San Diego’s waterfront, but the contentious history of projects in that neighborhood suggests the odds are stacked against any of the proposals coming to fruition anytime soon.
San Diego International Airport has introduced new automated passport control kiosks, which officials said will expedite the re-entry process for U.S., Canadian and other international travelers eligible under the visa waiver program.
Major League Baseball announced that the 2016 All-Star Game will be held at Petco Park, an event the San Diego Padres have been lobbying for over several years.
San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer pulled a page from former Mayor Dick Murphy’s playbook in his Jan. 14 State of the City address, saying he will form a group of civic leaders to study the Chargers stadium issue.
Capstone Advisors, a Carlsbad-based real estate investment and development firm, has purchased a 479-acre land parcel in Costa Rica, with plans for a $40 million first-phase hotel and luxury residential project.
Owners of the W Hotel in downtown San Diego have obtained $31.2 million in senior loan refinancing, according to Los Angeles-based real estate investment services firm PCCP LLC, which provided the financing.
TOURISM: Doctor Groups Driving Convention Business
San Diego Convention Center officials say the facility should continue to benefit from a post-recession uptick in corporate meetings during 2015, particularly from medical groups, even as questions linger regarding how to expand the center to meet expected long-term growth in demand for space.