Significant, sustained tourism growth doesn’t ride down on sunbeams.
It requires bold goals and aspirations; a clear-eyed assessment of strengths and weaknesses,
needs and gaps; and a smart, new visionary set of strategic priorities and directives designed to succeed.
Experience San Diego will not only conceptualize San Diego’s tourism aspirations, it will make them a reality.
In The News
The International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) has announced the nomination of Clifford “Rip” Rippetoe, CVE, for Second Vice Chair of the IAVM Board of Directors. Rippetoe will serve a four-year term, taking on the Chairman position in 2020-2021. Read More »
Clifford “Rip” Rippetoe, president and chief executive officer of the San Diego Convention Center, was recently honored as the inaugural winner of the “Catalyst for Change” at the Women of Influence Awards. This first-of-its-kind award “recognizes a man who has shown by deed, actions and accomplishments the advancement of other businesswomen and has a track record of success and accomplishments by mentoring and/or supporting women in their profession, industry or enterprise.” Read More »
Elvin Lai talks about running a hotel that he unexpectedly inherited at age 21. In a new episode of I Made It in San Diego, a VOSD podcast about the people behind the region’s businesses, I talked to hotelier Elvin Lai about how running a hotel has led to his involvement in several business ventures, city politics and the community. Read More »
As the all-important spring and summer travel season approaches, San Diego is launching a $15 million advertising initiative, but this year there’s a relatively new player in the mix: China. Read More »