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Santa Barbara hotel staffs vie for bragging rights at Hotel Olympics

By   /  Thursday, June 28th, 2018  /  Destinations, Latest news, Small Business, South Coast, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Santa Barbara hotel staffs vie for bragging rights at Hotel Olympics

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Dubroff: Tri-county tourism slow to bounce back but wait ’til next year

By   /  Friday, June 8th, 2018  /  Columns, Destinations, Latest news, Small Business, Tourism, Tri-County Economy, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: Tri-county tourism slow to bounce back but wait ’til next year

Henry Dubroff

When it comes to the 2018 tourism season, evidence suggests a lingering impact from the Thomas fire and mudslides, with many people I talk to thinking that a full rebound may not take place until 2019. If my sources are correct, the region will get a big jolt next season with the anticipated late-December soft Read More →

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Tri-county tourism shrugs off natural disasters

By   /  Friday, May 18th, 2018  /  Destinations, Latest news, Tourism, Tri-County Economy, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Tri-county tourism shrugs off natural disasters

New figures show that even in the face of natural disasters that shook the travel and retail industries, tourism continues to be a top economic driver for the Central Coast. Visitor spending topped $5 billion in the Tri-Counties in 2017, supporting nearly 50,000 jobs, according to data provided by state and county nonprofit marketing associations. Read More →

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Paso Robles downtown wineries host wine walk on the wild side

By   /  Friday, May 11th, 2018  /  Central Coast, Destinations, Latest news, Tourism, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Paso Robles downtown wineries host wine walk on the wild side

Normally when you walk into a wine tasting room, you don’t expect to see a 6-foot-long, 100-plus pound alligator perched motionless on a stand, his gaze steely-eyed and his teeth protruding from closed jaws that form what looks like a faint smile. This was no normal day. Spike the alligator, under the watchful care of Read More →

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