The 2013 tourism numbers are in, and for the first time ever, the number of visitors to San Diego County surpassed 33 million showing the strength of the San Diego brand. As the second largest traded industry, supplying more than 165,000 jobs, these numbers are important to know and share. Overall, the economic impact to San Diego from visitor spending was $18.7 billion and … [Read more...] about 33 million and counting…
The year ahead is an exciting one. As we put 2013 behind us and look forward to the opportunities ahead of us, we see our destination poised for growth. Thanks to the leadership of the Tourism Marketing District, the TMD funding was restored allowing the SDTA to implement our long term strategic plan to grow demand for San Diego. Through the end of our fiscal year in June, … [Read more...] about Great News For The Year Ahead
We have exciting news to share with you – the new sandiego.org mobile website has launched. The site provides visitors an on-the-go resource for travel to San Diego including Member listings for Hotels, Attractions, Restaurants, Transportation and much more. Member presence on the new mobile site is dependent on the leisure profile currently published for your business … [Read more...] about The Mobile Website Has Launched!
Today, October 10, 2013, the California Coastal Commission met to hear final public comment and vote on the expansion plan of the San Diego Convention Center. Happily, we can report that the Commission voted to APPROVE the expansion. This was the final permitting hurdle necessary to cross in order to put a shovel in the ground. This is wonderful news for the entire tourism … [Read more...] about California Coastal Commission Approves San Diego Convention Center Expansion Plan
The San Diego Tourism Authority is pleased to announce the FY14 Board of Directors. This dedicated group will help direct and set the vision for the coming year. Please help us in welcoming them. Executive Committee Jim Durbin HMA Member at Large General Manager San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter Fred Glick Vice President of Operations Phil's BBQ Scott … [Read more...] about San Diego Tourism Authority FY14 Board of Directors