SD TRAVEL LEISURE

Southwest Looks to Offer Nonstop Flights From San Diego to Hawaii

Southwest Airlines intends to offer nonstop flights from San Diego to Hawaiian Islands.

Tourism, Craft Beer Confident in Having Customers’ Support

ECONOMY: Surveys Show Optimism Nearly Unchanged from 2017

San Diego craft brewers are still confident about the future of locally-made beer even as they worry about competition and market saturation.

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Ballast Point, EDC Team Up to Support Fund, Sell A Beer

ECONOMY: Creation Of Specialty Beer Hard To Swallow for Some

Ballast Point Brewing Co., which got its start in San Diego more than 20 years ago with a small group of homebrewers, is looking to give back to the city that gave the company a chance to grow.

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San Diego Airport Seeks Startups With Parking, Customer Services Fixes For Innovation Lab 'Accelerator'

Entrepreneurs who are accepted to the 16-week program will get an inside look at the airport selection process.

Casino Is Changing Management and Changing Its Name

GAMING: Jamul Casino Reported to Be In Default on Loan

Hollywood Casino Jamul-San Diego announced earlier this month that it was transitioning management from Penn National Gaming Inc. to Jamul Indian Village Development Corp. (JIVDC). The transition means the casino’s name will change to Jamul Casino.

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Casinos Draw Players To the Other Tables

New Fresh, Flavorful and Foodie-Oriented Dining Options Play to Diverse Appetites

Many of the biggest San Diego County casinos are in various stages of large scale expansions and renovations. For some casinos, this means updated dining options that appeal to fast casual, gourmet, and chef-driven food trends.

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La Jolla Playhouse Appoints New Managing Director

Debby Buchholz has served as the general manager since 2002 and will assume her new position starting May 1.

Ballast Point Teams with EDC to Benefit Local Businesses, Entrepreneurs

Ballast Point said April 19 it’s crafting a specially-brewed beer to mark its partnership with the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation (EDC).

Fox Rent A Car App Service Expands to San Diego

The FOXpress app allows consumers to make rental car reservations at any of Fox’s 20 corporate locations.

SeaWorld Could Face SEC Punishment

SeaWorld disclosed April 12 that it had received a Wells notice from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that recommended legal proceedings be brought against the theme park.

Business Calendar for Week of April 9, 2018

Business events planned in the county for the week of April 9, 2018, and beyond.

Solving the Pilot Shortage Starts at Small Airports

Boeing estimates that more than 600,000 new commercial airline pilots are needed in the next 20 years; Airbus points out that only 200,000 have been trained since the dawn of aviation. When you find an issue on which these two aviation titans agree, it’s worth paying attention.

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A Dining Model For Changing Tastes

FOOD: Passion, Place And Variety Serve Food Hall Operations

With the success of Liberty Public Market and three more food halls planned, San Diego is seeing an expansion of a nationwide trend that appeals to both consumers and the restaurant industry.

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Town and Country To Be ‘Back in Play,’ Boosting Mission Valley

TRAVEL: Hotel to Be Tourist, Eco and Business Friendly

A dramatic $80 million redevelopment of the hotel resort is set to begin construction in the third quarter of this year.

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New Car Rental Service Comes to S.D.

Rental car service Silvercar expanded its service to San Diego April 2.