November 23rd, 2014

Local Communities Focus Of Tourism Promotion

Video Series Spotlights Neighborhoods from Barrio Logan To La Jolla.

The San Diego Tourism Authority (SDTA) this week launched a nine-part video series promoting arts and culture offerings in an eclectic mix of San Diego neighborhoods.

The four-to-six minute-long video shorts highlight distinct San Diego communities from each of the city’s nine council


March 29th, 2014

OPINION – What a Difference a Year Makes

After a Difficult 2013, San Diego’s Visitor Industry Moves Forward.

Last year’s annual meeting of the San Diego Tourism Authority (SDTA) was anything but a cause for celebration, coming in the midst of a senseless and undeserved declaration of war on the organization and San Diego’s lodging sector by the city’s then mayor Bob Filner.


August 24th, 2013

OPINION – Quiet On the Set!

Film Commission’s Demise Leaves Valuable Industry In Limbo

A major casualty of recent layoffs at the San Diego Tourism Authority (SDTA) was the San Diego Film Commission. The commission’s three employees were among the SDTA’s drastic staff reductions, 31 in total, resulting in the shuttering of the organization after 38 years of service. Unable to


August 5th, 2013

OPINION – Tourism Marketing: Out of Sight, Out of Mind

Tourism Authority Cutbacks Latest Blow to Visitor Industry

The disagreement earlier this year between San Diego Mayor Bob Filner and local hoteliers over the future of the Tourism Marketing District (TMD) created a great deal of uncertainty in the local visitor industry and sparked renewed discussion about the importance of destination marketing.

After several months of wrangling, the