May 9, 2002 |
Despite a drop-off in tourism after Sept. 11 and gloomy outlooks for visitors to Los Angeles and Orange counties for all of 2001, more tourists came and spent last year than officials initially forecast. The final tally for Orange County showed a 1.7% increase in visitor attendance over 2000--an improvement over the 5% decline officials were bracing for immediately after the terrorist attacks.
May 14, 1997 |
Encouraged by lower gasoline prices and a healthy economy, more vacationers will hit the road this summer spending more money than ever, according to a national survey by the Travel Industry Assn. of America and the American Automobile Assn. These predictions were echoed by local travel industry boosters who look forward to a bustling summer in Southern California.
July 30, 1998 |
Who's the ideal woman? It takes all kinds, according to those who routinely encounter Orange County women from all walks of life. Each saw the ideal woman differently. The most common characteristic cited among the group: her strength. * Dr. Tandra Cadigan, a Newport Beach OB-GYN and member of the Neiman Marcus fashion board: "The ideal woman is very comfortable with who she is because there isn't just one ideal. The most important thing is to be happy and content with who you are.
September 20, 1996 |
Tourism spending in Orange County last year supported 146,000 area jobs and provided nearly $240 million in tax revenue to state and local governments. Those are a few of the findings of the most recent "Economic Impact of the Visitor Industry" report prepared each fall by the Anaheim/Orange County Visitor and Convention Bureau. The fall study is a supplement to the all-important spending and visitor totals the bureau releases earlier in the year. We already knew, for example, that 38.
February 12, 1998 |
William O'Connell has been chosen by Gov. Pete Wilson as Orange County's voice on the California Travel and Tourism Commission. O'Connell is one of 37 commissioners who for the next two years will oversee the state tourism division's marketing and spending plans for drawing visitors. The $15-million budget, funded partly by self-imposed assessments in the tourism industry, doubles the state's promotion budget, which ranked near the bottom among states.
January 15, 1997 |
They've got a snappy slogan and an eye-catching logo. But can they muster the manpower and the money to put Orange County on the map? That's the quiet buzz among local tourism circles as the Orange County Tourism Council on Tuesday unveiled an ambitious plan to forge a distinct marketing identity for the county, lure more tourist dollars to the region and instill a spirit of cooperation among the county's fiercely competitive tourism businesses.
September 14, 1995
* Peter H. Emery has been appointed vice president of materials for Western Digital Corp.'s Personal Storage group. He joined Irvine-based Western Digital from Norand Corp., where he was director of manufacturing operations. Before that, Emery was with Motorola Information Systems from 1988 to 1991, first as senior corporate director of new product introduction and later as senior corporate director of supply management. * Nickolas W.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 2006 |
Anaheim has been invited to bid for the 2008 Republican and Democratic national conventions, a key step in the city's first-ever attempt to be host to one of the events. Anaheim is competing with 30 cities vying for the GOP convention and 10 cities hoping to play host to the Democrats. City officials began their lobbying effort at the 2004 national conventions, sending Councilman Richard Chavez to the Democratic convention in Boston and Mayor Curt Pringle to the GOP gathering in New York City.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 2014 |
Two miles from Disneyland, a stretch of strip malls in Anaheim has transformed into an enclave catering to California's Arab American community. It lacks the immense sprawl of nearby Little Saigon or the decades-long history of Chinatown in Los Angeles, but the place now known as Little Arabia is a destination for Arab Americans from around the state and, lately, a go-to place for foodies in search of Middle Eastern dishes. Yet Little Arabia is largely unknown to the millions of tourists who flood into Anaheim every year - and it remains below the radar even to longtime residents in the city's west side.