Orange County Business Journal

TOURISM AND MEDIA

Recent and archived news stories on: Airports, Conventions, Entertainment, Hotels, Gaming, Restaurants, Sports, Theme Parks, Travel...
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Irvine Translation Firm Acquired

Welocalize Inc. acquired Irvine-based Global Language Solutions on undisclosed terms.

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Emerald Buys Two More Shows

Emerald Expositions LLC in San Juan Capistrano acquired two trade shows from founder Shannon Leggett on undisclosed terms.

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OC No. 3 in Travel Ranking

Orange County is the No. 3 “large city” destination—bested only by Los Angeles and New York City—in a national assessment by Resonance Consultancy Ltd. in New York.

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Hotel Menage to Rebrand as Sheraton

The Hotel Menage in Anaheim plans to rebrand as a Four Points by Sheraton, industry sources said.

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Disney Parks Earnings Up

Walt Disney Co. in Burbank earned $2.6 billion on revenue of $14.3 billion in its most recent quarter, up from $2.5 billion on $13.1 billion for the same period last year.

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Microsemi Name for Rams' UCI Field

Aliso Viejo-based chipmaker Microsemi Corp. has taken naming rights of the Los Angeles Rams practice facility at University of California-Irvine.

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JWA June Traffic Up

John Wayne Airport said 929,000 passengers flew in and out of the airport in June, a 9.4% increase over the 850,000 that did so in the same period last year.

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Autobytel Q2 Sales Up 19%

Autobytel Inc. in Irvine beat Wall Street expectations for revenue for its second quarter that ended June 30.

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Emerald Buys Tennessee Shows

Emerald Expositions LLC in San Juan Capistrano acquired the International Gift Exposition in the Smokies from M&M Gift Shows in Toledo, Ohio.

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LAX Vet to Long Beach Airport Chief

The city of Long Beach named Jesus “Jess” Romo its airport director, effective Sept. 6.

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Carole King Set for Segerstrom Fundraiser

The Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa plans to mark its 30th anniversary with a fundraising concert headlined by Grammy Award-winner Carole King.

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In-N-Out’s Snyder Honored

In-N-Out Burgers Inc. President Lynsi Snyder made a rare public appearance today at the Disneyland Hotel to pick up the 2016 Most Trustworthy Leader Award, while her Irvine–based company beat co-finalists Yard House USA Inc. in Irvine and BJ’s Restaurants Inc. in Huntington Beach for top honors in the restaurant chain category.

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OC Adds Most New Hotel Rooms

Orange County opened more new hotel rooms in the first six months of 2016 than any county in California but its future pace will give way to other areas, according to a recent report.

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First Chief for Dana Point DMO

Visit Dana Point named Sean Keliiholokai executive director, effective in mid-August.

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NB & Co. Hotel Bookings Up

Newport Beach & Co. said it handled 18% of hotel room bookings in the city for its fiscal year 2016 that ended June 30, up from 15% of the city’s total in 2015.