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TOURISM: 100th Anniversary Expected to Boost Attendance
As events marking Balboa Park’s centennial get underway, San Diego business and tourism leaders are anticipating a significant boost in 2015 to the 10 million people who normally visit the park in a given year.
The Lodge at Torrey Pines in La Jolla was recently ranked as the top business hotel in the San Diego market, in an annual reader survey conducted by the magazine Travel + Leisure.
Some of the business events planned for the county for the week of December 1, 2014, and beyond.
SPORTS: Ball Still in Air For Hosting All-Star Game
The San Diego region chalked up a win to host a major collegiate basketball tournament, lost the chance to host the world’s biggest yachting competition, and made a bid for baseball’s All-Star game.
TOURISM: Visa Extension, Marketing Efforts Aim for Gains
Local officials are looking to snag a larger share of the fast-growing contingent of Chinese travelers visiting California following a reciprocal agreement reached between the United States and China to significantly extend the duration of tourist visas — making them valid for 10 years instead of one year.
The $907 million Green Build Terminal 2 expansion at San Diego International Airport was recently named Best Project, in annual awards bestowed by the industry news publication Engineering News-Record, published by McGraw-Hill Construction.
San Diego finished second to Bermuda in a high-stakes race to host the 2017 America’s Cup, according to an Associated Press report.
Some of the business events planned for the week of November 24, 2014, and beyond.
TOURISM: Promotion Key To Competing for Visitors, Increasing Hotels’ Business
A year after political turmoil disrupted its funding, handicapping its ability to compete for visitors, the San Diego Tourism Marketing District is pushing forward with efforts to boost local hotel revenue.
RETAIL: Fashion-Oriented Focus, Online Efforts Pay Off
Like its mythical namesake, Phoenix Footwear Group is recovering from a near-death experience and rising once again.
SeaPort Airlines plans to begin non-stop service between San Diego and San Felipe, in the Mexico state of Baja California, on Dec. 15.
The 36th annual Chargers Blood Drive, sponsored by San Diego County Credit Union, will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 25 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Town and Country Resort Hotel & Convention Center in Mission Valley.
The San Diego Padres are transforming Petco Park into a Holiday Wonderland that includes interactive lighting displays, falling snow, reindeer, flocked trees, and Santa Claus for 12 nights starting Dec. 5.
Some of the business events planned for the county for the week of November 17, 2014, and beyond.
TOURISM: Attraction Builds On Attention Film Generates
An old-school toymaker went Hollywood in a big way this year, as “The Lego Movie” racked up more than $468 million in global ticket sales.