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The Hogan family has announced the death of Pleasant Holidays co-founder Lynn Hogan at age 92. According to a post from the magazine Travel Weekly, she died Nov. 24 in Thousand Oaks, and her death was announced in mid-December. With her husband, Ed Hogan, she founded a small travel agency in Point Pleasant, New Jersey Read More →
Southwest Airlines announced Dec. 16 that it plans to start flying out of Santa Barbara Airport in the spring, something airport officials and frequent fliers have wanted for decades. The airline has not said yet which cities it would serve from Santa Barbara, or how often, but airport officials anticipate “several departures a day,” Deanna Read More →
Alaska Airlines will fly direct daily from Santa Barbara to San Diego starting Nov. 20, Santa Barbara Airport announced Aug. 4. Alaska Airlines already offers daily service from Santa Barbara to Seattle and Portland. The new flight reduces travel between San Diego and Santa Barbara from a car trip that can take anywhere from four Read More →
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 →
Paso Robles has been named a Top 30 Emerging Destination in the world by the independent travel blog Travel Lemming. “Move over, Napa!” the award description says. “With hundreds of wineries to explore (most of them family owned and operated) and far fewer crowds, Paso Robles is the perfect place for a relaxing weekend Read More →
The Tri-Counties fought off June gloom and signaled disaster recovery resilience with a strong pulse for the tourism industry as summer travel winds down. Although overcast skies in June and July may have dampened tourism, especially from Los Angeles driving markets, destination marketing officials in Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties all reported Read More →