Posts Tagged ‘tourism’

Swedish Tourist Vanished Durign Jog in Escondido

swedish-flag Damn. Can’t even go on a freaking jog without being scared these days. What is this world coming to?

San Diego County authorities are searching for a Swedish tourist who vanished last week while jogging in a rural area near Escondido.

Dogs trained to find human remains will be used in Monday’s hunt for 33-year-old Reza Lavasani Dana.

A friend reported Dana missing on Thursday after losing track of Dana during a mile-long (1,600-meter) jog.

Dozens of people aided by search dogs scoured the area of Meadow Lake Country Club on Friday and Saturday.

Authorities say Dana had been in the U.S. about a week before he vanished and was not familiar with the Escondido area.

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Comic Con Given Lots of Money to Stay

I think this is a good thing for San Diego. Comic Con rocks and brings in so much press attention and tourism dollars. Totally worth it.

san diego comic con

Sweet deal!

Via San Diego News Network:

A San Diego nonprofit tourism agency is offering Comic-Con organizers $500,000 in perks over five years to keep in event in town.

Los Angeles and Anaheim tourism officials have made pitches to land to popular event, which started out as a comic book fair in 1970 and morphed into a super hero for convention bookers.

Comic-Con, set for July 22-25, now draws more than 125,000 attendees each summer.

At the urging of the San Diego Convention Center officials and Mayor Jerry Sanders, the nonprofit Tourism Marking District agreed to budget $100,000 annually over a five-year period for Comic-Con, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported.

Hoteliers formed the coalition three years ago to boost tourism with money raised by a 2 percent surcharge on city hotel rooms.

The offer is meant to help defray shuttle costs during the four-day event, among other things.

A decision about convention’s future home is expected within the next few weeks. Anaheim and Los Angeles tourism officials have made proposals to land Comic-Con, beginning in 2013.

Live long and prosper, San Diego Comic Con!