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The CEO of SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. is stepping down from the post, as the parent company of SeaWorld San Diego embarks on plans to cut $50 million in costs amid dropping attendance at its 11 U.S. theme parks.
Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of December 15, 2014, and beyond.
The Carlsbad City Council has approved a ground lease agreement clearing the way for a 150-room expansion of the 250-room Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa on city-owned property adjacent to the municipal golf course.
San Diego-based Jack in the Box and Pacifica Breeze Café of Del Mar have Dec. 17 openings slated at San Diego International Airport.
US Airways is moving its local operations from Terminal 2 West to Terminal 2 East at San Diego International Airport, effective Dec. 11.
The opponents for San Diego’s two college football bowl games have been set.
Longtime local businessman and civic leader Stephen P. Cushman has been elected to chair the executive board of San Diego Convention Center Corp., beginning in January.
About 3,000 baseball executives from some 200 professional teams, both major and minor leagues, descend upon the San Diego Convention Center and the nearby Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel Dec. 7-10 for the 2014 Baseball Winter Meetings.
GAMING: State Sues Santa Ysabel Tribe Over Bingo Website
Two local American Indian bands raised their profiles recently, as one put its name out to New Jersey gambling enthusiasts, and the other drew legal fire from California’s attorney general.
TOURISM: Renovation Seeks to Attract Share Of Overnight Visitors
Capping a $22 million acquisition and renovation of Kona Kai Resort & Marina, owner Noble House Hotels & Resorts Ltd. recently opened what it says is a first for Shelter Island – a full-service luxury spa.
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.