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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Hyundai Plans Self-Driving Car

Hyundai Motor America Inc. in Fountain Valley introduced its Autonomous IONIQ concept vehicle at the Los Angeles Auto Show on Wednesday.

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Emerald Buys Again

Emerald Expositions LLC in San Juan Capistrano bought RFID Journal LIVE event and several regional expos from RFID Journal LLC in Hauppauge, New York on undisclosed terms.

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Mecum Auction Counts 750 Cars

16,000 attendees are expected at an automobile auction at Anaheim Convention Center this weekend.

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BirchStreet Signs Best Western

BirchStreet Systems Inc. signed Best Western Hotels & Resorts hotels in North America to buy from its hospitality services technology platform.

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Apex Parks’ Al Weber Jr. Dies

Apex Parks Group LLC Chief Executive Al Weber, Jr. died Tuesday, Nov. 8 while on vacation in the British Virgin Islands.

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Montage Wants London Locale

Montage Hotels & Resorts in Irvine said it aims to add London to its location list, a U.K. trade journal said.

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Disney Parks’ Growth Slows

The Walt Disney Co. reported lower quarterly revenue and operating income, though its Parks and Resorts segment—which includes Disneyland Resort in Anaheim—was a brighter spot than most other divisions.

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Long Beach Airport FBO Sale Closes

Ross Aviation in Denver closed its purchase of the AirFlite fixed-base operator at Long Beach Airport.

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PHG Plans New Orleans AC Hotel Fix

Pacific Hospitality Group plans to renovate its AC Hotel in New Orleans during a closure that will last six to eight months, a local news report said.

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Blizzard to Start eSports League

Irvine-based Blizzard Entertainment Inc. plans to establish a professional esports league for Overwatch, its team-based shooter game that attracts some 20 million players.

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5 Honored at General Counsel Awards

Some 400 attendees gathered at the Business Journal’s 2016 seventh annual General Counsel Awards festivities on Wednesday evening at the Hotel Irvine.

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Helicopter Operator Adds JWA Space

Revolution Aviation in Newport Beach has nearly doubled its space to store the company's aircraft at John Wayne Airport.

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KOCE to Add Paid Streaming

PBS SoCal KOCE in Costa Mesa plans to add a paid streaming service called to kick-off its 45th anniversary.

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$36M for Two Desert Hotels

An affiliate of local investor Mohammad Honarkar bought a Courtyard by Marriott and a Residence Inn Hotel in Palm Desert for $36 million.

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OCTANe Adds Growth Group

OCTANe in Aliso Viejo formed a division it dubbed ‘Growth Services,’ to increase “resources, intelligence, capital and deal flow,” for the group’s members, partners, investors, entrepreneurs and accelerator alumni, Chief Executive Bill Carpou said.