September 18th, 2015

It’s the word that keeps you up at night. It’s the subject of countless meetings and conference calls. It’s on every meeting planner’s mind. The budget.No matter the size of your meeting, chances are you’re always looking for opportunities to rein in your expenses while continuing to connect with more attendees. I caught up with JR Sherman, President and Chief Strategy Officer at Lanyon, for insights into some key areas where meeting planners can make adjustments. Here are…


January 17th, 2015


Major League Baseball made official what has been speculated for a while now: The 2016 All-Star Game will be held at Petco Park in San Diego — and not in Baltimore. The announcement was made Thursday as part of the owners’ meetings in Phoenix.That means baseball’s Midsummer Classic will be played in National League parks in consecutive seasons — the 2015 game will be held at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati — for the first time since 2006 and 2007, when it was also held in…


November 17th, 2014

SAN DIEGO – November 13, 2014 – As construction of the San Diego International Airport Rental Car Center nears its halfway mark, local businesses have been awarded construction contracts totaling $155 million and small businesses won a total of $60 million.Approximately 6,000 workers are employed on the project.To help achieve these numbers, airport staff hosted a briefing session for San Diego’s local and small business community about the opportunities on the $316 million project….


October 14th, 2014

Kids photo Free October events

San Diego restaurants, museums and parks offer freebies for children all MONTH!!Thanks to the San Diego Museum Council, the San Diego Tourism Authority and Time Warner, kids will be admitted free at major museums, hotels and amusement parks throughout October. Kids Free San Diego is a program that offers deals at restaurants, local attractions and even surf lessons. Happening at the same time is Kids Free in October, which offers free admission for children 12 and younger to most local…


October 7th, 2014

In his 10th year as president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, Dow looks at where we’ve been, where we are, and where we’re going In his more than 25 years in the travel and hospitality industry, Roger Dow has seen it all. From the high of reaching over 70 million international visitors to the low of the “Muffin Gate” scandal, he’s successfully navigated the waters of a shifting marketplace. And now, on the eve of his 10-year anniversary as head of the U.S. Travel Association, we thought…