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Alaska Airlines changes flights to keep serving SLO and SB airports

By   /  Thursday, April 9th, 2020  /  Central Coast, Destinations, Latest news, South Coast, Tourism, Tri-County Economy  /  No Comments

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Tri-county performers struggle as audiences forbidden

By   /  Friday, April 3rd, 2020  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news, Nonprofits, Tourism, Tri-County Economy  /  No Comments

The coronavirus pandemic has much of the region working from home, but there’s only so much you can do from home when your work is performing in front of crowds of people. Theater companies, orchestras and concert venues in the Tri-Counties began cancelling and postponing shows even before state and local governments banned public gatherings Read More →

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Tri-county landlords can get relief from tax and fee payments

By   /  Friday, April 3rd, 2020  /  Columns, Latest news, Law, Real Estate, Small Business, Tourism, Tri-County Economy  /  No Comments

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Retail wine sales soar but wineries still suffer revenue slump

By   /  Friday, April 3rd, 2020  /  middle, Tourism, Tri-County Economy, Wine & Viticulture  /  No Comments

Tri-county wine tasting rooms and restaurants likely won’t reopen to visitors soon, but consumers are still buying and drinking wine. The Nielsen Co. reported that wine sales at grocery and drug stores soared 27 percent in the week ending March 14 when compared to both the previous and the year-ago week. Wineries are getting higher Read More →

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COVID-19 pandemic killing tri-county tourism

By   /  Friday, April 3rd, 2020  /  Top Stories, Top Story, Tourism, Tri-County Economy  /  No Comments

An unprecedented level of uncertainty has gripped the travel and tourism industry across the Tri-Counties, forcing temporary shutdowns for some and a re-evaluation of plans for companies, workers and tourism promotion agencies. No one knows when business will go back to normal, and it’s hitting the tourism industry hard when bookings should be strong. Visit Read More →

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Airlines cutting flights at tri-county airports

By   /  Friday, March 27th, 2020  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news, Tourism, Tri-County Economy  /  No Comments

Story updated at 3:20 p.m. March 27: Airports are considered an essential business, but for tri-county residents who still need to travel it’s getting increasingly difficult to catch a flight. United Airlines announced it was reducing its domestic flight service to an even larger degree, down 52 percent, from the 42 percent it previously announced Read More →

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Tri-county bars, restaurants and wineries feel pain of pandemic

By   /  Thursday, March 19th, 2020  /  Central Coast, Central Coast Health Watch, middle, Restaurants, Tourism, Tri-County Economy, Wine & Viticulture  /  No Comments

Bars and tap rooms empty on St. Patrick’s Day. Wine tasting on hiatus. Major viticulture industry events canceled or rescheduled. Restaurants cutting their occupancy by half and later switching to take-out only. The COVID-19 virus continues to upend life as usual and blast its way through the economy. Gov. Gavin Newsom issued guidelines on March Read More →

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