Earlier this year, President Obama issued an Executive Order on travel and tourism directing federal agencies to expand the nation’s ability to attract and welcome international visitors, while maintaining the highest standards of security. Today the White House issued a progress report from the U.S. Departments of State and Homeland Security outlining the steps taken to meet … [Read more...] about White House Issues Progress Report on Efforts to Increase Travel to U.S.
The U.S. Department of Commerce recently revealed data which indicated that international visitors to the U.S. have spent an estimated $82.2 billion over last year on travel and tourism-related services, an 11 percent increase year-over-year. The new set of data confirms that the travel and tourism industry in the U.S. is on track to yet another record-breaking year. San … [Read more...] about U.S. Attracts Record Number of International Visitors
The federal government is no longer considering changing the federal per diem rate, a move that could have resulted in a thirty-percent reduction of rates in some major travel markets around the country. Thanks to the proactive and collaborative efforts of travel and tourism industry leaders, a decision was made to freeze the rates for the coming year. The decision was the … [Read more...] about Federal Per Diem Rates will Remain the Same
Please join us in welcoming Rick Outcalt to the newly created position of Senior Vice President of Citywide Sales at ConVis. Rick most recently served as Director of Sales & Marketing for the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina and will now direct the Bureau’s citywide sales effort. He collectively brings 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, including … [Read more...] about Rick Outcalt Named Senior Vice President of Citywide Sales
Congratulations to Althea Salas, Director of Human Resources at ConVis, for being nominated as one of the Human Resources Professionals of the Year by the San Diego Business Journal (SDBJ). This is the second year running that Althea has been nominated for the annual award in the non-profit category. The SDBJ honors companies that have created exceptional work environments … [Read more...] about Althea Salas Nominated for Human Resources Professional of the Year