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Germany’s Condor Airlines plans a May 2017 start for new direct seasonal flights between San Diego and Frankfurt. Photo courtesy of Condor Airlines

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Economic Trends: Conventions & Tourism

For the San Diego region, 2016 marked a continuation of a general post-recession trend of rising hotel revenue, airport traffic, convention business and visits to local attractions. San Diego was still benefiting from a strong nationwide tourism economy, aided by low fuel prices and steady levels of confidence among traveling consumers and business meeting planners.

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