Ian Anderson noon, Dec. 25
SD hotel business up, but lagging coastal California cities
Could trail other cities through 2015
According to Smith Travel Research, August occupancy at San Diego hotels rose only 1% from July, while Orange County rose 4%, L.A. 2.3%, and San Francisco 2.5%. Year-to-date figures are similar: San Diego occupancy is up 0.8%, versus 3.3% for Orange County, 1.8% for L.A., and 3% for San Francisco.
Encinitas-based hotel expert Jerry Morrison says San Diego is hurt by the drop in funding of the tourism authority from $30 million to $12 million. The sequester is also hitting San Diego as government business drops, says Morrison. He believes San Diego will lag the other three California coastal cities through 2015.
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