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LAND: Ideas Floated for Possible Public-Private Projects
With the San Diego Chargers focused on a proposed downtown stadium — or a potential exit to Inglewood if that doesn’t pan out — local developers and urban planners are quietly discussing post-NFL prospects for the big Mission Valley site now housing the aging Qualcomm Stadium.
A spokeswoman for Dallas-based Omni Hotels & Resorts confirmed that the company’s properties in downtown San Diego and Carlsbad were among those impacted by a nationwide data breach of customer credit card information.
Some of the business events scheduled in the county for the week of July 11, 2016, and beyond.
Some of the business events planned in the county for week of July 4, 2016, and beyond.
San Diego tops the list of Fourth of July holiday destinations for Southern Californians this year, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California’s travel forecast.
ECONOMY: All-Star Game Expected to Bring In $80M
The month of July nearly always ranks among the strongest of the year for San Diego County’s tourism and convention economy, with big annual events including Comic-Con International and the start of prime horse-racing season at Del Mar Racetrack.
Allegiant announced new air service between San Diego’s Lindbergh Field and Provo, Utah, beginning Sept. 28. The flights will operate twice weekly.
Some of the business events planned in the county for the week of June 27, 2016, and beyond.
TOURISM: Plans Include $18M Upgrade To Sails Pavilion
The San Diego City Council has approved plans for the city to obtain a state loan of up to $25.5 million for repairs to the San Diego Convention Center, including replacement of the facility’s iconic but fraying Sails Pavilion roof structure.
TOURISM: Wide Range Of Guests Look to Delve Into Community, Culture
Hotel and resort developers must adjust to a world where there is no longer a “one site fits all” destination for family vacations and retirement living.
TOURISM: Projects Aim to Draw New, Returning Visitors
A 2013 study by the National University System Institute for Policy Research estimated that San Diego County has an average of 114,000 visitors on a typical summer day — 45 percent higher than the number taking in theme parks, beaches and other attractions outside of that season.
The local regional office of Cox Communications announced that it is partnering with the City of San Diego to open Cox WiFi hotspots free to the public from July 8 to 24 in downtown San Diego.
Switzerland-based commercial airline Edelweiss will begin offering direct seasonal service between Zurich and San Diego in June 2017, the carrier and San Diego airport officials announced.
Judy Forrester has been appointed permanent CEO and executive director of The New Children’s Museum, the museum announced.
ECONOMY: Oceanside Taps Craft Beer for City’s Benefit
It’s relatively belated compared with its neighbors, but Oceanside is now surfing what has long been a steady wave of economic benefits generated by North County’s burgeoning craft beer industry.