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San Diego International Airport Set Passenger Record in 2014

San Diego International Airport served a record 18.7 million passengers during 2014, the highest total seen since 2007, officials recently reported.

By Lou Hirsh January 27, 2015 10:42 a.m.   Share

Anaheim Ducks to Relocate AHL Hockey Team to San Diego

The Anaheim Ducks said the National Hockey League franchise will purchase the Norfolk (Virginia) Admirals of the minor league American Hockey League and relocate the team to San Diego.

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San Diego County Hotels Get National Recognition

Several San Diego County hotels recently took national honors in annual rankings and designations by prominent hospitality and travel-related organizations.

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Brand USA Tourism Agency Shoots Promo Spots in San Diego

San Diego County sites were on the itinerary for a recent series of video shoots by Brand USA, a nationwide public-private partnership that promotes global tourism in the United States.

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Golf Tournament Gives San Diego a Shot at More Tourist Dollars

SPORTS: Broadcast Shows Some of the Area’s Inviting Charms

Next week’s Farmers Insurance Open Tournament at Torrey Pines Golf Course, featuring two of the sport’s best players, Tiger Woods and local resident Phil Mickelson, should draw well over 40 million viewers to the CBS broadcast over the final two days, said Peter Ripa, the tournament director and executive director of the Century Club, the nonprofit sponsor for the event.

Business Events Calendar for Week of January 26, 2015

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of January 26, 2015, and beyond.

California Tribal Leaders to Discuss Gaming Industry's Future

Leaders of California Indian tribes that run casino and hospitality businesses will convene on the Rincon reservation outside Valley Center next month to discuss what’s next for their industry.

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Hilton San Diego Bayfront Ranks Among Top U.S. Meeting Hotels

Downtown’s Hilton San Diego Bayfront hotel placed sixth in a recent national ranking of the nation’s top 100 group-meeting hotels by event management technology provider Cvent Inc.

Sycuan Band Elects Cody Martinez Chair of Tribal Council

The new year brought new leadership to the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation, which runs the Sycuan casino and resort properties east of El Cajon.

The Business Calendar for the Week of January 19, 2015

Some of the business events planned for the county for the week of January 19, 2015.

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High Hopes

TOURISM: Ferris Wheel Proposals May Face an Uphill Battle

Three development groups each want to put a towering Ferris wheel on downtown San Diego’s waterfront, but the contentious history of projects in that neighborhood suggests the odds are stacked against any of the proposals coming to fruition anytime soon.

San Diego Airport Gets Automated Passport Control Kiosks

San Diego International Airport has introduced new automated passport control kiosks, which officials said will expedite the re-entry process for U.S., Canadian and other international travelers eligible under the visa waiver program.

Major League Baseball Awards San Diego 2016 All-Star Game

Major League Baseball announced that the 2016 All-Star Game will be held at Petco Park, an event the San Diego Padres have been lobbying for over several years.

Mayor Forms Committee, Pledges to Resolve Chargers Issue

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer pulled a page from former Mayor Dick Murphy’s playbook in his Jan. 14 State of the City address, saying he will form a group of civic leaders to study the Chargers stadium issue.

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Capstone Advisors Acquires Costa Rica Land for Luxury Development

Capstone Advisors, a Carlsbad-based real estate investment and development firm, has purchased a 479-acre land parcel in Costa Rica, with plans for a $40 million first-phase hotel and luxury residential project.