By Julie Coker, President and CEO, the San Diego Tourism Authority I hope you all were able to tune in to Mayor Todd Gloria’s State of the City address earlier this week. I was heartened by his remarks, as he laid out how his administration plans to effectively address some of the biggest obstacles facing our city and our industry. It was no accident that the mayor … [Read more...] about In praise of Mayor Gloria’s remarks on tourism, public safety and more
Member Updates & Spotlight
By James Hebert There’s getting to a destination. There’s staying at a destination. And then there’s that third little thing: What to do while you’re there? Those in-destination experiences — tours, activities and attractions — have become a $254 billion global industry, says Bruce Rosard, co-founder and COO of Arival. And they’re the exclusive focus of Arival 360, the … [Read more...] about Arival 360 heads to town with focus on tours, activities, attractions and experiences
The San Diego Tourism Authority is excited to announce the 10 area businesses that will be the first participants in the SDTA Tourism Accelerator, a program launched to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in the local tourism industry. The companies chosen for the Accelerator's debut represent a wide variety of business sectors, from bars and restaurants to event … [Read more...] about Meet the first participants in the SDTA’s inclusive Tourism Accelerator program!
Skimming across San Diego’s beautiful waterways on another gorgeous SoCal day is one of those matchless local pleasures. And yet boat ownership is not necessarily the best fit for everyone. Enter Boatsetter, a rapidly expanding international startup (and SDTA Member) that endeavors to get more people out on the water by serving as an “Airbnb for boats.” We chatted with … [Read more...] about Member spotlight: Boatsetter is making a splash
Travelers can now plug into a vital new link between the regional transit system and San Diego International Airport: The San Diego Flyer, a free electric shuttle-bus service that debuted Nov. 21. The service operates seven days a week between the airport and the Old Town Transit Center, which offers connections to the San Diego Trolley, MTS bus lines and Coaster and Amtrak … [Read more...] about San Diego Flyer rolls out free electric airport shuttle, and Terminal 1 rebuild gets under way