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Michelin Guide to include Santa Barbara restaurants

By   /  Wednesday, March 6th, 2019  /  Destinations, Latest news, Restaurants, South Coast, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Michelin Guide to include Santa Barbara restaurants

Updated at 4 p.m. March 7: International dining authority Michelin will be writing “Michelin Guide California 2019,” a guidebook to California dining, according to a March 5 news release from Michelin. Santa Barbara County restaurants will be included in the guide, along with restaurants in the greater Los Angeles area and Monterey, Orange, Sacramento and Read More →

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Ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in the Tri-Counties

By   /  Friday, February 8th, 2019  /  Destinations, Latest news, Small Business, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in the Tri-Counties

With consumers poised to spend an average of $161.96 on Valentine’s Day in the U.S., according to the National Retail Foundation, tri-county destinations are getting in on the action. The National Retail Foundation survey found that 34 percent of consumers anticipate spending a total of $3.5 billion on an evening out. Experiential gifts, such as Read More →

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New hotels opening across the Tri-Counties

By   /  Friday, February 8th, 2019  /  Destinations, Top Stories, Top Story, Tourism  /  Comments Off on New hotels opening across the Tri-Counties

A slew of new hotels, including some that have been in the works for more than a decade, are slated to open in 2019. Ranging from first-class hotel chains to privately-owned concepts, the new lodging spaces cater to a blend of luxury, tourism and business-oriented markets. SANTA BARBARA COUNTY The Rosewood Miramar Beach Resort in Read More →

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Santa Barbara Airport adding daily flight to Sacramento

By   /  Thursday, January 31st, 2019  /  Destinations, Latest news, South Coast, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Santa Barbara Airport adding daily flight to Sacramento

The Santa Barbara Airport will add a daily nonstop flight to Sacramento International Airport beginning April 16, the airport announced on Jan. 31. Contour Airlines will begin accepting bookings for the flight on Feb. 1. The premium, low-fare airline also announced it will increase the number of daily flights from Santa Barbara to Oakland and Read More →

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Popular tri-county film festivals attracting big audiences

By   /  Friday, January 25th, 2019  /  Central Coast, Destinations, middle, South Coast, Tourism, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Popular tri-county film festivals attracting big audiences

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival will increase its presence in downtown Santa Barbara, with plans to move its year-round educational program into its current rental space at 1330 State St. In what looks to be a top grossing year for the 34th annual festival, it will also honor regional roots, kicking off and closing Read More →

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LVMH buying El Encanto owner Belmond for $2.6 billion

By   /  Saturday, December 15th, 2018  /  Destinations, Latest news, South Coast, Tourism  /  Comments Off on LVMH buying El Encanto owner Belmond for $2.6 billion

How about a high end room to go with your high end luggage? LVMH, the French company that owns the Luis Vuitton, Moet and Hennessy brands, is buying Belmond, the upscale hotel company whose holdings include El Encanto in Santa Barbara. LVMH will pay $25 per share or $2.6 billion for the hotel and luxury Read More →

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San Luis Obispo airport adding daily flight to Dallas

By   /  Friday, December 14th, 2018  /  Central Coast, Destinations, Latest news, Tourism  /  Comments Off on San Luis Obispo airport adding daily flight to Dallas

The San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport got an early Christmas present this year. On Dec. 13, it announced a new daily flight destination to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. American Airlines will begin the flights from San Luis Obispo to the busy national and international travel hub on April 2. A spokeswoman for the Read More →

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