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Passenger counts taking off at airports in SLO, Santa Barbara

By   /  Friday, June 7th, 2019  /  Destinations, left, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Passenger counts taking off at airports in SLO, Santa Barbara

Tri-county travel is trending upward as the region’s top two airports reported strong passenger counts for the first quarter of the calendar year. Passenger traffic grew nearly 20 percent for the Santa Barbara Municipal Airport, which anticipates a return to pre-recession levels by the end of year, and 15 percent for the San Luis Obispo Read More →

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Island Packers launches dinner cruises with music

By   /  Friday, May 31st, 2019  /  Destinations  /  Comments Off on Island Packers launches dinner cruises with music

Visitors to Ventura Harbor Village can now enjoy the warmer days ahead with a two-hour Island Packers boat dinner cruise, where they will experience delicious cuisine paired to live entertainment from June through September. Operating on selected Saturdays, singles, couples and families can cruise the protected waters of Ventura Harbor and enjoy a savory meal, Read More →

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Fespar teams up with Robert Green to develop hotel

By   /  Friday, May 24th, 2019  /  Destinations, middle, South Coast, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Fespar teams up with Robert Green to develop hotel

A legendary family firm will team up with a relative newcomer to the region to create final opportunities for hotel development along the Santa Barbara waterfront. Fess Parker Enterprises, LLC, the family firm founded by the late actor and entrepreneur Fess Parker, announced on May 15 that it will team up with The Robert Green Read More →

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Santa Barbara Airport kicks off summer services

By   /  Thursday, May 23rd, 2019  /  Destinations, Latest news, South Coast, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Santa Barbara Airport kicks off summer services

Memorial Day weekend will herald the beginning of the summer travel season at the Santa Barbara Airport. Minneapolis-based Sun Country Airlines resumed its seasonal direct service from Minneapolis to Santa Barbara on May 22. Because of the route’s popularity in 2018, the airline is doubling the number of weekly direct flights to four mid-day arrivals and Read More →

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Virgin Galactic will soon launch first tourists into space

By   /  Tuesday, May 14th, 2019  /  Destinations, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Virgin Galactic will soon launch first tourists into space

Almost 15 years ago, Virgin Group founder Richard Branson made a bet on launching tourists into space from the scrublands of southern New Mexico. Now, he’s about to move the headquarters of his space venture to the so-called “Land of Enchantment.” Virgin Galactic’s move into its permanent headquarters at Spaceport America, north of Las Cruces, signifies Read More →

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Peake Ranch opens winery at landmark site in Buellton

By   /  Tuesday, May 14th, 2019  /  Central Coast, Columns, Destinations, Tourism, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Peake Ranch opens winery at landmark site in Buellton

Visitors who recall tasting at the rustic Sanford Winery shack that appeared in the movie “Sideways” or at Alma Rosa when it was located there are likely to be especially interested in the opening of the new Peake Ranch Winery and tasting room at the landmark site. Peake Ranch began welcoming the public in a Read More →

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Boutique hotels opening across the Central Coast

By   /  Tuesday, May 14th, 2019  /  Destinations  /  Comments Off on Boutique hotels opening across the Central Coast

Four new hotels have opened recently or will open soon in the Tri-Counties. • Kirkwood Collection will introduce its newest property, Hideaway Santa Barbara, with a grand opening on June 15. The boutique nine-room hotel is at 420 W. Montecito St. Kirkwood owns a collection of boutique properties, including other hotels in Santa Barbara, Palm Read More →

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