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September 16, 1986 | JEFFREY MILLER, Times Staff Writer
San Diego tourism, which was parched by the "Olympic drought" of 1984 and wilted under the hot, humid weather that prevailed most of last summer, is up substantially this year, according to statistics released Monday by the San Diego Convention and Visitors Bureau (ConVis). The number of tourists visiting San Diego in July was up 5.5% over the same month last year, but more important to those in the tourism industry, the visitors spent $275 million, an 11% increase.
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July 6, 2000 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There are a hundred reasons Arizonans like to visit San Diego. Some days there are 115 or even 120. When the summer heat descends on Phoenix and environs, the westward migration on Interstate 8 begins: 350 miles to the beach or bust. Arizonans call it the vacation season. To San Diegans, it's the annual Invasion of the Zonies. If so, it's an invasion that pays enormous dividends to the invaded.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 1987 | RALPH FRAMMOLINO, Times Staff Writer
Local black leaders plan to call off a nationwide boycott of San Diego tourism that they initiated more than two weeks ago after a vote to strip the name of Martin Luther King Jr. from a major downtown thoroughfare and reinstate the name of Market Street, sources close to the boycott effort have told The Times. The announcement--scheduled to be made today in a speech at the Catfish Club by Urban League President Herb L.
BUSINESS
August 18, 1992 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Macy's might not share its business secrets with Gimbel's, but a group of executives at competing hotels has joined forces to help fill San Diego County's glut of empty hotel rooms. The San Diego Tourism Assn. was formed early this summer to augment individual hotels' existing marketing and advertising programs and provide "more bang for the marketing buck," said Robert Rauch, a San Diego-based tourism consultant and the association's founder and president.
BUSINESS
August 18, 1987 | CHRIS KRAUL, San Diego County Business Editor
Pundits may debate the root causes, but nearly all would agree that 1987 is shaping up as a boom year for the San Diego tourism industry. All major tourism industry indicators are showing healthy, if not record-breaking, gains. Airport passenger arrivals at Lindbergh Field, for example, are up 17% so far this year compared to last and San Diego County hotel room night sales are up more than 8%. Total visitors to San Diego were up 4.8% through June and visitor spending was up 9.
SPORTS
March 29, 1989 | CHRIS KRAUL and GREG JOHNSON, Times Staff Writers
If it stands up to appeal, a New York judge's decision giving the America's Cup to New Zealand will deprive San Diego of the estimated $1.2 billion the 1991 defense was expected to generate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 1990 | AMY WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
First came Dianne Feinstein's "Red Ink" campaign ad, a 30-second television spot that accused Sen. Pete Wilson of mishandling San Diego's sewage problems when he was mayor, polluting Mission Bay and failing to meet federal clean-water requirements--a "$2.3-billion mistake" that taxpayers can't afford, said the ad. Then came Wilson's 30-second response, simply titled "Rebuttal."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 1987 | RALPH FRAMMOLINO, Times Staff Writer
Local black leaders on Wednesday reacted with anger, disappointment and grief over the decision of San Diego voters to strip the name of slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from a major downtown roadway--a move some charged was motivated, in part, by racism. Meanwhile, the city's elected leaders said they hope to defuse those kind of feelings--as well as nullify any bad publicity San Diego would get in the national press--by moving quickly to find another memorial for King.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 7, 1987 | RALPH FRAMMOLINO, Times Staff Writer
A boycott of San Diego as a convention site was urged Friday by the head of the Urban League of San Diego as a protest of Tuesday's vote to strip the name of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from a downtown thoroughfare. Herb Cawthorne, the Urban League's president and chief executive officer, said the push to dissuade convention groups from gathering in San Diego will be nationwide and will use volunteers based in San Diego. "The boycott is not revengeful.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 1990 | AMY WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
First came Dianne Feinstein's "Red Ink" campaign ad, a 30-second television spot that accused Sen. Pete Wilson of mishandling San Diego's sewage problems when he was mayor, polluting Mission Bay and failing to meet federal clean-water requirements--a "$2.3-billion mistake" that taxpayers can't afford, said the ad. Then came Wilson's 30-second response, simply titled "Rebuttal."
BUSINESS
March 22, 1990 | CHRIS KRAUL, SAN DIEGO COUNTY BUSINESS EDITOR
The average occupancy rate of San Diego County hotels dipped to 53.7% in January, the lowest level in more than a decade, as the local hospitality market continues to feel the effects of a five-year boom in local hotel construction. The softening of the local hotel market was just one of the several lackluster tourism indicators for January released Wednesday by the San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau (ConVis). Total visitors to the area declined 1.
SPORTS
March 29, 1989 | CHRIS KRAUL and GREG JOHNSON, Times Staff Writers
If it stands up to appeal, a New York judge's decision giving the America's Cup to New Zealand will deprive San Diego of the estimated $1.2 billion the 1991 defense was expected to generate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 1987 | RALPH FRAMMOLINO, Times Staff Writer
Local black leaders plan to call off a nationwide boycott of San Diego tourism that they initiated more than two weeks ago after a vote to strip the name of Martin Luther King Jr. from a major downtown thoroughfare and reinstate the name of Market Street, sources close to the boycott effort have told The Times. The announcement--scheduled to be made today in a speech at the Catfish Club by Urban League President Herb L.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 7, 1987 | RALPH FRAMMOLINO, Times Staff Writer
A boycott of San Diego as a convention site was urged Friday by the head of the Urban League of San Diego as a protest of Tuesday's vote to strip the name of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from a downtown thoroughfare. Herb Cawthorne, the Urban League's president and chief executive officer, said the push to dissuade convention groups from gathering in San Diego will be nationwide and will use volunteers based in San Diego. "The boycott is not revengeful.
BUSINESS
September 15, 1987 | CHRIS KRAUL, San Diego County Business Editor
The America's Cup, which San Diego Yacht Club skipper Dennis Conner won in Australia in February and which the club will defend here in 1991, will be more than just a major sporting event. It may mean a $1-billion bonanza to San Diego's economy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 1987 | RALPH FRAMMOLINO, Times Staff Writer
Local black leaders on Wednesday reacted with anger, disappointment and grief over the decision of San Diego voters to strip the name of slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from a major downtown roadway--a move some charged was motivated, in part, by racism. Meanwhile, the city's elected leaders said they hope to defuse those kind of feelings--as well as nullify any bad publicity San Diego would get in the national press--by moving quickly to find another memorial for King.
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