TOURISM AND MEDIA

Long Beach Airport to Get Hawaii Route

Hawaiian Airlines plans to fly daily from Long Beach Airport to Honolulu starting June 1.

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Bren was Pitch Perfect

The Business Journal has selected Irvine Company Chairman Donald Bren as its Business Person of the Year.

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JWA November Traffic, Flights Up

John Wayne Airport passenger traffic and commercial flights in November were each up 0.9% year-over-year.

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New Boss for Visit Dana Point

Jonny Westom was named executive director of Visit Dana Point, to replace Sean Keliiholokai.

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OC Fair Folk Land Cirque for 10 Years

Orange County Fair & Events Center will ink a 10-year deal to host Cirque du Soleil extravaganzas on its grounds in Costa Mesa, with five shows slated for production in that time.

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PHG to Exit Balboa Bay

Irvine-based hotel owner-operator Pacific Hospitality Group Ventures Inc. won’t co-run Balboa Bay Resort, Balboa Bay Club, and Newport Beach Country Club after March 2018.

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Perry New Segerstrom Board Chair

Mark Perry on Jan. 1 will become the new chairman of the Segerstrom Center for the Arts board of directors, succeeding John Ginger.

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Island Hotel Changes Name

Island Hotel changed its name to Fashion Island Hotel.

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Hyatt Regency Near JWA on the Way

The former Radisson Hotel Newport Beach is being renovated and will be reflagged as a Hyatt Regency in early 2018.

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OC Sports Marketer, Ex-Pro Moon Named in Suit

One of Orange County’s most recognized marketing firms is at the center of a sexual harassment lawsuit.

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Core Capital, Brighton in SD Hotel Deal

Brighton Management bought the 150-room Hyatt Place in Vista from Core Capital Management LLC for $27 million.

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JWA Up in October

John Wayne Airport passenger traffic rose 1.4% in October to 931,000 year-over-year.

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New GM for PHG AC Hotel NOLA

Irvine-based Pacific Hospitality Group named Kenneth Jacques general manager of its AC Hotel in New Orleans; he replaces Skip Adams, now GM at a Hyatt Regency in Chicago.

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Emerald Buys Hosted B2B Shows

Emerald Expositions (NYSE: EEX) in San Juan Capistrano bought Connecting Point Marketing Group in Rye, N.H., on undisclosed terms.

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Shanghai Surprise: Disney Parks Boss at Head of CEO Line

Bob Chapek, head of the Walt Disney Co.’s parks and resorts division, is viewed as the successor to Bob Iger, according to Bloomberg News, citing unidentified people familiar with the situation.

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