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Tourism Bases Are Loaded This July

ECONOMY: All-Star Game Expected to Bring In $80MThe month of July nearly always ranks among the strongest of the year for San Diego County’s tourism and convention economy, with big annual events including Comic-Con International and the start of prime horse-racing season at Del Mar Racetrack.

By Lou Hirsh June 29, 2016 12:24 p.m.   $$ Share

San Diego No. 1 Destination for Fourth of July

San Diego tops the list of Fourth of July holiday destinations for Southern Californians this year, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California’s travel forecast.

Allegiant Travel Co. Announces Twice-Weekly Flights to Provo, Utah

Allegiant announced new air service between San Diego’s Lindbergh Field and Provo, Utah, beginning Sept. 28. The flights will operate twice weekly.

Business Calendar for Week of June 27, 2016

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of June 27, 2016, and beyond.

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City Obtaining $25.5M State Loan for Convention Center Repairs

TOURISM: Plans Include $18M Upgrade To Sails Pavilion

The San Diego City Council has approved plans for the city to obtain a state loan of up to $25.5 million for repairs to the San Diego Convention Center, including replacement of the facility’s iconic but fraying Sails Pavilion roof structure.

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Resorts, Hotels Increasingly Must Provide Broader Experiences

TOURISM: Wide Range Of Guests Look to Delve Into Community, Culture

Hotel and resort developers must adjust to a world where there is no longer a “one site fits all” destination for family vacations and retirement living.

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Parks Keep Thinking About Tomorrow

TOURISM: Projects Aim to Draw New, Returning Visitors

A 2013 study by the National University System Institute for Policy Research estimated that San Diego County has an average of 114,000 visitors on a typical summer day — 45 percent higher than the number taking in theme parks, beaches and other attractions outside of that season.

Cox Offering Free WiFi Downtown During July Events

The local regional office of Cox Communications announced that it is partnering with the City of San Diego to open Cox WiFi hotspots free to the public from July 8 to 24 in downtown San Diego.

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Swiss Carrier Edelweiss Starts Direct Flights to San Diego in 2017

Switzerland-based commercial airline Edelweiss will begin offering direct seasonal service between Zurich and San Diego in June 2017, the carrier and San Diego airport officials announced.

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Judy Forrester Appointed Permanent CEO of The New Children’s Museum

Judy Forrester has been appointed permanent CEO and executive director of The New Children’s Museum, the museum announced.

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Revitalization Comes In Bottle, Growler

ECONOMY: Oceanside Taps Craft Beer for City’s Benefit

It’s relatively belated compared with its neighbors, but Oceanside is now surfing what has long been a steady wave of economic benefits generated by North County’s burgeoning craft beer industry.

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Taking The Global Initiative

TOURISM: Officials Pursue More International Air Routes to San Diego

San Diego recently landed what is just its third major international commercial air service route of the past five years, when German-based carrier Condor Airlines announced new direct seasonal flights to Frankfurt, set to begin in May 2017.

City Obtaining $25.5 Million State Loan for Convention Center Repairs

The San Diego City Council has approved plans for the city to obtain a state loan of up to $25.5 million for repairs to the San Diego Convention Center, including replacement of the facility’s iconic but fraying Sails Pavilion roof structure.

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RAR Hospitality Adds Three Hotels to Portfolio

San Diego-based hotel management and consulting firm RAR Hospitality, led by CEO Robert Rauch, was recently tapped to manage three more hotels owned by Carlsbad developer Alps Group of Hotels.

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Port District Releases 6 Proposals for Seaport Village Site

The Unified Port of San Diego has released six proposals for developments targeting 70 acres of prime downtown San Diego waterfront property, including the current site of the iconic Seaport Village.