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San Diego International Airport saw total passenger traffic rise 1.8 percent in April from the same month a year ago, to nearly 1.7 million, according to the latest monthly numbers from the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority.
Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of May 30, 2016, and beyond.
SeaWorld San Diego placed 14th among North American theme parks in 2015, but was the only venue among the top 20 to see attendance drop in 2015, according to the latest annual visitor report from the Themed Entertainment Association and consulting firm AECOM.
SPORT: Convadium Backers’ Game Plan Is to Rally Fans
Organizers of a boycott targeting three San Diego hotel companies acknowledge they face an uphill task turning football fan sentiment into tangible business and political clout in upcoming ballot campaigns focused on the potential development of a hybrid $1.8 billion stadium and convention facility that would be financed largely through hotel tax increases.
TOURISM: Town-Hall Meetings to Address Expansion
Prospects for an expansion of the San Diego Convention Center — contiguous, noncontiguous or none of the above — are likely to remain among much-debated city priorities in an election year filled with heated talk over possible hotel tax hikes and a proposed downtown football stadium.
San Diego ranks fifth among U.S. markets in an annual ranking of the top 50 destination cities for meetings and events, published by the event management services provider Cvent Inc.
Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of May 23, 2016.
Stone Brewing Co. plans to open a new beer tap room and pilot brewery in downtown Napa, marking the latest expansion beyond San Diego County for the Escondido-based company.
Alaska Airlines announced it will add more stops in California between San Diego, Sacramento, Burbank and San Jose.
An organization called San Diego Stadium Coalition has joined with Save Our Bolts and other civic and fan groups, calling for a boycott of three hotel companies they claim are collectively opposing development of a hybrid downtown stadium and convention facility favored by the San Diego Chargers.
TOURISM: Theme Park Continues Transition With Revised Expansion Plans
SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. posted total revenue of $220.2 million in its first quarter ending March 31, up slightly from $214.6 million in the year-ago period, the parent company of SeaWorld San Diego reported.
Carlsbad-based Callaway Golf Co. announced a 1 cent per share dividend, payable June 15 to shareholders of record on May 25.
Some of the business events scheduled in the county for the week of May 16, 2016, and beyond.
San Diego-headquartered Premier Food Concepts LLC, which operates the Luna Grill chain of fast-casual Mediterranean-style restaurants, plans to open new locations in Pacific Highlands Ranch and Mira Mesa, bringing its companywide total to 24.
Developers of a new 400-room InterContinental Hotel, planned for the $217 million second phase of development at the former Lane Field in downtown San Diego, have obtained construction financing for the project. Construction was scheduled to begin May 10, with completion slated for September 2018.