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Dubroff: COVID-19 is changing the course of global travel

By   /  Friday, May 22nd, 2020  /  Central Coast, Columns, Latest news, Tourism, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: COVID-19 is changing the course of global travel

Henry Dubroff

Memorial Day is the traditional kick off to the summer tourism season on the Central Coast. This year will be different. With airport schedules sharply curbed, cruise ships not sailing, entertainment venues shut and restaurants just figuring out what reopening will look like, the short-term looks pretty bleak. As months progress and things get sorted Read More →

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Our view: Restarting tourism industry takes planning

By   /  Friday, May 1st, 2020  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Our view: Restarting tourism industry takes planning

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COVID-19 taking toll on Santa Barbara County

By   /  Friday, April 24th, 2020  /  Latest news, Restaurants, Small Business, South Coast, Tourism  /  Comments Off on COVID-19 taking toll on Santa Barbara County

Santa Barbara County is being hit hard by COVID-19 on multiple fronts, but as with previous disasters, recovery is possible. It’s just going to take a while, and the recovery won’t be enough to save all of the businesses that have been affected. In a webinar on April 16, experts in several fields joined Peter Read More →

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Tri-county tourism, hospitality hurting but region suited for recovery

By   /  Friday, April 17th, 2020  /  Banking Industry, Central Coast, Destinations, Higher Education, Latest news, Restaurants, Small Business, South Coast, Tourism, Tri-County Economy, Wine & Viticulture, Women Inc.  /  Comments Off on Tri-county tourism, hospitality hurting but region suited for recovery

Keeping the economy closed has saved lives, but it has hurt and will continue to hurt tri-county residents in the pocketbook. A webinar put on by UC Santa Barbara on April 16 probed the different ways the community’s businesses were hurting and panelists talked about solutions to help ease the pain. “I think we can Read More →

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COVID-19 pandemic killing tri-county tourism

By   /  Friday, April 3rd, 2020  /  Latest news, Tourism, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on COVID-19 pandemic killing tri-county tourism

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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SLO County tourism hits record highs

By   /  Friday, December 27th, 2019  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on SLO County tourism hits record highs

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Santa Barbara visitor center opens

By   /  Friday, November 8th, 2019  /  Destinations, Latest news, Small Business, South Coast, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Santa Barbara visitor center opens

On Nov. 7, Visit Santa Barbara and The Chamber of the Santa Barbara Region opened the new State Street Visitor Center at 120 State St., Ste. F, in the Hotel Californian property. The design of the new facility is intended to represent the beauty of the South Coast (deep indigo tones and wood elements evoke Read More →