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