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Flights to Bring Key Connection to Continental Europe

TOURISM: S.D. Still Eyeing Tourism-Rich China MarketAirport and tourism officials say German carrier Lufthansa’s direct local flights to Frankfurt, set to begin next summer, will give the San Diego region its first major, full-year air connections with continental Europe.

By Lou Hirsh June 22, 2017 1:17 p.m.   $$ Share
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City Council Rejects Special Election for SoccerCity Project

The San Diego City Council has voted 5-4 to defer the proposed SoccerCity mixed-use development to the November 2018 general election, despite pleadings from project supporters that a vote was needed this year in order to meet timelines for delivering a pro soccer franchise to the city.

By Lou Hirsh June 22, 2017 1:04 p.m. share »
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Bayfront Hotel Gets Official Approvals

After two decades of talk about developing Chula Vista’s waterfront, officials have set the stage for a $969.3 million hotel project that could give San Diego County’s second-largest city its first significant share of the region’s tourism and convention dollars.

By Lou Hirsh June 22, 2017 12:55 p.m. share »

San Diego Sport Innovators Accepting Applicants for Accelerator

San Diego Sport Innovators (SDSI), the nonprofit business development organization for the sports and active lifestyle (SAL) industry, is now accepting applications to its business accelerator program through July 31.

By SDBJ Staff June 21, 2017 11:34 a.m. share »
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National City Hotel Rebranded as Ramada after $1M Renovation

A former Clarion Hotel in National City recently reopened under the Ramada banner following a $1 million renovation of the 180-room property at 700 National City Blvd.

By Lou Hirsh June 19, 2017 3:16 p.m. share »
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International Flights Soar, Defy National Trends

It appears the forces dragging down some elements of the local tourism sector are not yet having an impact on international travel to and from San Diego.

By Lou Hirsh June 19, 2017 2:53 p.m. share »

Holiday Bowl Trades ESPN in for Fox Sports

After 30 years on ESPN, the San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl is moving to Fox Sports for its game broadcast.

By Sarah de Crescenzo June 18, 2017 1:07 p.m. share »

Business Calendar for Week of June 19, 2017

Some of the business events scheduled in the county for the week of June 19, 2017, and beyond.

By Steve Adamek June 16, 2017 12:44 p.m. share »

German Carrier Lufthansa Adding Direct Local Flights to Frankfurt in 2018

German airline Lufthansa Group has announced plans to begin new direct service between San Diego and Frankfurt in the summer of 2018.

By Lou Hirsh June 14, 2017 10:13 a.m. share »

Business Calendar for Week of June 12, 2017

Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of June 12, 2017, and beyond.

By Steve Adamek June 9, 2017 12:44 p.m. share »
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Edelweiss Air Starting New Direct Flights Between San Diego and Zurich

Switzerland-based carrier Edelweiss Air plans to begin its previously announced direct flight service between San Diego and Zurich on June 9.

By Lou Hirsh June 8, 2017 2:25 p.m. share »

San Diego Airport's On-site Delivery of Food, Retail Items to Be First in Nation

San Diego International Airport will be the nation’s first to offer airport-wide gate delivery service of food and retail items, under a program being developed with two technology providers and slated to launch this summer.

By Lou Hirsh June 5, 2017 3:13 p.m. share »

Theme Parks’ Bottom Line: Not Everyone’s Having Fun

The latest annual global attendance report, published by the Themed Entertainment Association and consulting firm AECOM, demonstrates that amusement parks are still a growth industry, especially if you operate in China.

By Lou Hirsh June 2, 2017 1:52 p.m. share »

Business Calendar for Week of June 5, 2017

Some of the business events scheduled in the county for the week of June 5, 2017, and beyond.

By Steve Adamek June 2, 2017 12:44 p.m. share »
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Hennessy Named General Manager of Estancia La Jolla Hotel

Mairead Hennessy has been named general manager of Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, overseeing all operations of the 210-room luxury property at 9700 N. Torrey Pines Road.

By Lou Hirsh June 1, 2017 3:31 p.m. share »