Articles Tagged With ‘Tourism’

SLO battling against room rentals

San Luis Obispo city staff sent cease and desist letters to more than 50 home owners who list rooms in their homes for rent on Airbnb. Airbnb is a popular website where people go to rent rooms in 192 countries... (Continue reading)

California lawmaker calling for Florida boycott

A Democratic assemblyman will call for Californians to boycott the state of Florida following the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. [Sac Bee] Chris Holden, of Pasadena, is writing a joint resolution with the backing... (Continue reading)

Yosemite rental ban reconsidered

Plans to curtail commercial recreational vendors in Yosemite National Park, proposed as a possible solution to federal environmental mandates, are being reconsidered by parks officials after a huge public outcry. (San Jose Mercury News) Parks Director Jon Jarvis said his... (Continue reading)

Fingerprints proposed for foreign travelers

A plan to require foreigners to be fingerprinted when they depart the nation’s 10 busiest airports should be in place within two years, a Senate committee agreed Monday. (USA Today) The proposal by Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) faces additional action... (Continue reading)

Coastal Commission approves Grover Beach conference center

The California Coastal Commission unanimously approved a plan Thursday to construct an 11,000-square-foot conference center and a lodge in Grover Beach near the entrance to the Oceano Dunes. [Tribune] The project, which Grover Beach officials have discussed for decades, includes... (Continue reading)

Atascadero levies new bed tax

Atascadero city officials are hoping for a boost in tourism after approving a new tax assessment on hotel patrons, with accruing funds earmarked specifically for marketing and promotion. (The Tribune) The two-percent tariff will become part of hotel bills starting... (Continue reading)

California lawmaker proposes a 4 a.m. last call

A California state senator has introduced a bill that would allow bars in certain cities to stay open until 4 a.m. [LA Times] SB 635, introduced by San Francisco Democrat Mark Leno, would allow California cities to seek permission from... (Continue reading)

Price Canyon debate continues in Pismo Beach

People for and against the Spanish Springs development are talking about potential transformations to the community if the Pismo Beach project proposal successfully finds its way through the process. Both sides have made claims. Proponents and city staff have been... (Continue reading)

Supervisors to spend thousands on airline magazine advertising

The San Luis Obispo County Tourism Business Improvement District is asking the board of supervisors to purchase advertising in the US Airways Magazine promoting a coastal wine tasting route. The magazine spread will consist of a 23 page feature on... (Continue reading)

Avila Beach to host 2013 Amgen Tour

The Amgen tour, the largest cycling race in the United States, will include Avila Beach as a host city in 2013. On May 16, the fifth stage of the week-long race will begin in Santa Barbara and finish in Avila... (Continue reading)