February 26th, 2013

Top 10 Destinations for Luxury Travelers in USMore U.S. luxury travelers plan to vacation in New York City in the next 12-24 months than any other destination in the country, according to a new survey by Resonance Consultancy, a leading global travel and tourism consulting firm. New York City welcomed a record 52 million visitors in 2012.“New York City has unique best-in-the-world cultural experiences that speak to the…

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January 31st, 2013

Olando FloridaOrlando, Miami, and New York were among the top 10 destinations for Hispanic travelers last year, according to 2012 booking data released by Hotels.com. The U.S. Hispanic population currently stands at 52 million people according to the U.S. Census Bureau and is forecasted to make up nearly 25 percent of the entire U.S. population by 2050, Hotels.com notes.Hotels.com reports that by offering an array of…

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June 12th, 2012

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SAN DIEGO, Calif., In an effort to enhance public and attendee access along the Embarcadero, a new bayfront shuttle service has launched. The Big Bay Bayfront Shuttle connects major attractions and businesses along the San Diego Bay and will include stops at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, Marriott Marquis Hotel and Marina, Seaport Village, Broadway/Navy Pier, Maritime Museum of San Diego and Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina.

“With the San Diego Convention Center located along the route, the shuttle allows our attendees to take a break from their meetings and conveniently experience everything our beautiful bay has to offer,” said Carol Wallace, president and CEO of the San Diego Convention Center Corp.

The shuttle will be operating on a 14-week trial period this summer from Memorial Day to Labor Day. If it’s well received, the transportation will become an annual summertime offering.

Rides on the shuttle will be included in the cost of parking at the Convention Center, the Hilton San Diego Bayfront and Navy Pier’s parking facilities, resulting in a $1 increase in daily rates to fund the project. All other passengers can purchase tickets for $1 per day at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront and Marriott Marquis and Marina’s concierge desks or Destination Travel in Seaport Village.

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SAN DIEGO, Calif., In an effort to enhance public and attendee access along the Embarcadero, a new bayfront shuttle service has launched. The Big Bay Bayfront Shuttle connects major attractions and businesses along the San Diego Bay and will include stops at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, Marriott Marquis Hotel and Marina, Seaport Village, Broadway/Navy Pier, Maritime Museum of San Diego and Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina.“With the San Diego Convention Center located along the route, the…

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March 20th, 2012

By Liam DillonTuesday, March 20, 2012San Diego’s hoteliers got what they wanted from the city on Tuesday. The City Council gave them more control over the Convention Center’s operations. The decision comes on the eve of the hoteliers’ vote on financing the center’s expansion through higher hotel-room taxes.The hotel owners are trying to squeeze greater influence over the center in exchange for their support of the expansion. By controlling the center’s sales and marketing, they could direct…

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January 30th, 2012

Carol Wallace

Carol Wallace San Diego leader to focus on use of tourism as an economic development tool, advocacy and outreach, and job creation and training to promote national tourism.U.S. Secretary of Commerce John Bryson conducted a swearing-in ceremony today and met with the 32 newly appointed members of the U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board (TTAB) including Carol Wallace, President and CEO of the San Diego Convention Center Corporation. Bryson’s discussion with the Board followed the…

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