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Auberge Resorts to manage The Inn at Mattei’s Tavern

The local owner of The Inn at Mattei’s Tavern in Los Olivos, Brian Strange, has hired Auberge Resorts to manage the landmark property and elevate the luxury service of the inn when it reopens in 2021. The inn, which dates back to 1886, will be re-named The Inn at Mattei’s Tavern, Auberge Resorts Collection. The Read More →
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Alaska Airlines adds flights between Santa Barbara and San Diego

By   /  Tuesday, June 8th, 2021  /  Central Coast, Destinations, Latest news, South Coast, Tourism, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Alaska Airlines adds flights between Santa Barbara and San Diego

Santa Barbara Airport is offering direct flights to San Diego this summer. The service starts June 17, with twice-daily departures and arrivals through Alaska Airlines. The airline’s Embraer 175 jets will hold up to 74 passengers, with four classes of seating options. The flights are in the afternoon and evening, with the first flight leaving Read More →

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First Southwest Airlines flight lands in Santa Barbara

By   /  Monday, April 12th, 2021  /  Central Coast, Destinations, Latest news, right, South Coast, Top Stories, Tourism, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on First Southwest Airlines flight lands in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara rolled out the red, yellow and blue balloons as Southwest Airlines made its Central Coast debut on April 12. The Dallas, Texas-based airline’s brightly painted Boeing 737 aircraft arrived on time or even a few minutes early from Oakland and Denver to start what is expected to be a busy season for Santa Read More →

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Obituary: Lynn Hogan, Pleasant Holidays co-founder and Ventura County philanthropist

By   /  Monday, December 21st, 2020  /  Destinations, Latest news, Nonprofits, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Obituary: Lynn Hogan, Pleasant Holidays co-founder and Ventura County philanthropist

The Hogan family has announced the death of Pleasant Holidays co-founder Lynn Hogan at age 92. According to a post from the magazine Travel Weekly, she died Nov. 24 in Thousand Oaks, and her death was announced in mid-December. With her husband, Ed Hogan, she founded a small travel agency in Point Pleasant, New Jersey Read More →

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Southwest’s next destination: Santa Barbara Airport

By   /  Wednesday, December 16th, 2020  /  Destinations, Latest news, South Coast, Top Stories, Tourism, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Southwest’s next destination: Santa Barbara Airport

Southwest Airlines announced Dec. 16 that it plans to start flying out of Santa Barbara Airport in the spring, something airport officials and frequent fliers have wanted for decades. The airline has not said yet which cities it would serve from Santa Barbara, or how often, but airport officials anticipate “several departures a day,” Deanna Read More →

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SLO County names interim airports chief

By   /  Wednesday, October 7th, 2020  /  Central Coast, Destinations, Latest news, Tourism, Tri-County Economy, Women Inc.  /  Comments Off on SLO County names interim airports chief

San Luis Obispo County has found a new airports director in its own deputy director. Courtney Johnson, who has been the county’s airports deputy director since January 2019, will serve in an interim role leading the agency after current director Kevin Bumen steps down on Oct. 10 to take a job at San Francisco International Read More →

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Tourism begins long, slow road to recovery

By   /  Friday, August 28th, 2020  /  Destinations, right  /  Comments Off on Tourism begins long, slow road to recovery

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Delta Airlines halts service to Santa Barbara airport

By   /  Friday, June 5th, 2020  /  Destinations, Latest news, South Coast, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Delta Airlines halts service to Santa Barbara airport

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