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TOURISM: Efforts to Lure Far East Visitors Increasing
The region’s primary tourism promotion agency has a twofold strategy for the coming fiscal year: Go local and go global.
Power: Airport Authority Approves Contract to Install 3 Megawatts of Generation
Lindbergh Field, which added to its reputation as one of the most sustainable airports in the country following approval of a solar generating system for Terminal 2, plans to build another solar generator for its rental car facility that broke ground last year.
The coming 2015 fiscal year will see tourism efforts focused on bolstering hotel stays in local markets outside of the core downtown area, as the region recovers from last year’s political disputes that slashed funding for promoting the San Diego region.
A San Diego company has started a website that it is billing as “LinkedIn for chefs.”
A San Diego City Council committee voted to contract for an outside audit of the disbanded nonprofit group that was organizing a celebration of 100th anniversary of the Panama California Exposition.
San Diego is among 18 cities scheduled to be featured in a cable TV documentary series called “Smart World Cities,” airing over the next three years on the National Geographic Channel.
In advance of the Padres’ opening night game March 30, a local think tank released a report on the team’s economic impact in the region last year, estimating the net impact at $44.3 million based on spending by out of town visitors.
The La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians, which previously operated a small casino on its reservation near Palomar Mountain in northern inland San Diego County, has plans to get back into the business — with a casino and a hotel.
U.S. Commerce Department Secretary Penny Pritzker has reappointed Carol Wallace, president and CEO of San Diego Convention Center Corp, to the department’s national Travel and Tourism Advisory Board.
Two veterans of transportation industry financing have joined forces to form a new San Diego-based investment advisory firm.
San Diego-based Phil’s BBQ is opening a second location at Petco Park, set to debut March 30 on opening day for the San Diego Padres.
Some of the business events happening in the county for the week of March 24, 2014.
Dining: System Automates Vaccine Management Tasks Frequently Done By Hand
The developers of a vaccine storage and handling system they call the “world’s smartest refrigerator … that will help make vaccines more widely available” are hoping doctors will agree and put the devices in their offices.
San Diego-based AleSmith Brewing Co. has signed a $9.7 million lease to occupy a 105,600-square-foot industrial building in Miramar, where it plans to quintuple the size of its current craft beer-making operations in that neighborhood.
In a move that surprised many, the San Diego Opera announced it will cease operations after this season ends on April 14.