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Santa Barbara County tourism industry outlook good

With tourism largely rebounding in the aftermath of the winter’s disasters, Visit Santa Barbara unveiled a new branding campaign on Oct 30, along with optimistic lodging forecasts. Data from CBRE Hotels showed an increase in demand for lodging, even as Santa Barbara County absorbed a 6 percent increase in available rooms as new venues like Read More →
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Solvang gets grant to market itself for television and film shoots

By   /  Friday, November 2nd, 2018  /  Central Coast, Destinations, middle, Small Business, Tourism, Wine & Viticulture  /  No Comments

Amid many popular Central Coast destinations sits the town of Solvang, nestled between two mountain ranges in the Santa Ynez Valley and nicknamed “California’s Denmark” because of its strong Danish heritage. The downtown consists of about five to six blocks of primarily one or two-story buildings that were designed similar to traditional Danish structures. “Our Read More →

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Camarillo Airport users can soon be on Cloud 9

By   /  Friday, October 26th, 2018  /  Columns, Destinations, Latest news, Real Estate, Small Business  /  No Comments

Camarillo will jump on the luxury-storage trend with Cloud 9, a 120,000-square-foot project that will bring luxury hangers and office space for private jet owners, companies and high-net-worth individuals to the Camarillo Airport. The four 25,000-square-foot hangers will be constructed in the northeast quadrant of the airport and, according to airport officials, accommodate at least Read More →

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Attractive venues power tri-county wedding industry

By   /  Friday, October 12th, 2018  /  Central Coast, Destinations, South Coast, Tourism, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Attractive venues power tri-county wedding industry

With a large variety of venues, incredible beaches and an infusion of cultural experiences, the Tri-Counties are in demand as a wedding destination for couples from around the nation and the world. “I went to school in San Luis Obispo and fell in love with the area then. When planning our wedding, we looked at Read More →

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Top tri-county tourist attractions at a glance

By   /  Friday, October 12th, 2018  /  Destinations, Latest news, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Top tri-county tourist attractions at a glance

San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties are hot spots for tourism with an array of attractions and activities enjoyed by visitors and locals alike. Here’s a look at the top three attractions in each of the Tri-Counties, ranked by number of annual visitors, according to the Pacific Coast Business Times 2018 Book of Read More →

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Travelers name Santa Barbara as one of the best small cities in U.S.

By   /  Thursday, October 11th, 2018  /  Destinations, Latest news, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Travelers name Santa Barbara as one of the best small cities in U.S.

Santa Barbara is named as one of the “Best Small Cities in the U.S.” as part of the Condé Nast Traveler 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards. Santa Barbara, which first appeared on the list in 2015, gets more than 7.2 million visitors per year. More than 400,000 readers took part in the annual survey. Several Santa Read More →

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PGA Tour Champions event will boost Conejo Valley economy

By   /  Friday, September 21st, 2018  /  Destinations, East Ventura County, Latest news, Tourism  /  Comments Off on PGA Tour Champions event will boost Conejo Valley economy

  A PGA Tour Champions event returns to Thousand Oaks in October under its new moniker, the Invesco QQQ Championship, hoping to engage new audiences, drive philanthropy and encourage visitors to explore the Conejo Valley. To be held at the Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks on Oct. 25-28, the Invesco QQQ Championship is the Read More →

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