The San Diego Tourism Authority met the goals spelled out in its contract for the first time since 2012 and booked more than 1 million hotel room nights for convention-goers last year.
San Diego’s Qualcomm still dominates the mobile chip-making industry. But it’s not untouchable, as a perfect storm of regulatory scrutiny, falling market share and pressure to stay on top in China’s ultracompetitive smartphone market has made clear.
“There’s a huge economic impact here,” Councilwoman Lorie Zapf said Tuesday in voting for a stadium environmental report. But for more than a decade, economists have said professional sports subsidies don’t help the economy.
Yes, Comic-Con packs local hotels. But it’s packing them at a time they’d be packed anyway.
Many other comics and pop culture conventions have cropped up since Comic-Con debuted in 1970 but Comic-Con’s managed to maintain its prestige.
Comic-Con is the city’s biggest convention and boosters are determined to keep it for the long haul.
Spoiler alert: It’s got nothing to do with attendance. It does have to do with us.
Comic-Con and the Convention Center Corp. both say some hoteliers’ unwillingness to sign off on discounted hotel blocks for attendees is what’s keeping the massive convention from committing to San Diego.
El Cajon is in the midst of a heated debate about its future. One local leader recently claimed residents there “remain the poorest in the county.”
He’ll probably do well on the real estate, but the ex-U-T owner wanted a lot more out of his newspaper purchase than he ended up getting.