July 3, 2014
The Business Journal will present its 2014 Impact Napa: Wine Conference on Thursday, Aug. 28, from 7:30–11:30 a.m. at The Meritage Resort & Spa in Napa.
Underwriting the event is Bank of Marin and Dickenson Peatman & Fogarty. Major sponsors are American AgCredit, Burr Pilger Mayer (BPM), Gaw Van Male, Moss Adams, The Meritage Resort & Spa and Trope Group. Corporate sponsor is Sonoma County Airport.
June 27, 2014
NAPA — The tourism economy in Napa Valley has significantly rebounded since the low-point of 2009, with lodging revenue having increased since then by 62 percent through 2014, according to Visit Napa Valley.
February 24, 2014
NAPA — Arts Council Napa Valley and Visit Napa Valley, the county’s official tourism promoter, formed a strategic partnership to establish the region as a cultural destination.
December 13, 2013
NAPA — Lodging and tourism spending in the Napa Valley showed significant gains in 2013, bolstered in part by strong branding and a positive economic impact from the recent America’s Cup in San Francisco, tourism officials said.
June 20, 2013
NAPA — Bolstered by the recent BottleRock music festival that drew scores of visitors, hotel occupancy rates and tourism spending in the Napa Valley were up significantly in May compared with the previous year, according to Visit Napa Valley, the county’s official tourism organization.
April 25, 2013
NAPA — Napa Valley hosted 2.94 million visitors in 2012, generating $1.4 billion in direct tourism spending, and more than three-quarters of them come for dining and wine tasting, according to results from two studies released Thursday.
February 25, 2013
As North Bay lodging businesses look to the year ahead, most are expressing confidence for continued improvement, with occupancy rates and revenues showing steady gains across Sonoma, Napa and Marin counties.
December 31, 2012
NORTH BAY — Tourism across the North Bay continued to rebound at a steady and promising pace in 2012, and the industry is poised to post further gains in the coming year with a series of high-profile events and increased marketing efforts, officials said.
December 13, 2012
NAPA — Just two years after receiving a significant funding boost from a tourism improvement district, tourism in the Napa Valley continues to see an upward trajectory, with a flurry of new events that attract visitors year-round while helping to further establish a regional brand, officials said Thursday.
July 2, 2012
Hospitality & Tourism column: The Thistle Dew Inn in downtown Sonoma has been purchased by new owners, who will rename the property as An Inn 2 Remember, according to Bay Area Development Company, a Walnut Creek-based SBA lender that provided the financing. …
Across California, restaurateurs, chefs and fine diners who fancy foie gras this week face a grim acknowledgement: their goose is cooked. …
Flavor Napa Valley, the star-studded food and wine festival that started last year as means of highlighting the culinary prowess of the region, will be back for a second year, organizers said. …
The Marin Convention and Visitors Bureau will be hosting a Tourism Summit on Thursday, Sept. 20, at Inn Marin in Novato from 10 a..m. to 2 p.m., with an introduction from Mark Essman on local, regional and state tourism trends presented by Visit California. …
June 25, 2012
NAPA — Tourism in the Napa Valley has seen positive growth over the last 12 months and is poised to climb upward in the near future, as the region readies for the upcoming America’s Cup while the Napa Valley Destination Council rolls out several new aggressive marketing strategies, industry leaders said Thursday.
May 21, 2012
NAPA — After 18 months of construction — and after weathering one of the toughest economic recessions in memory — The Meritage Resort and Spa officially opened a newly built, $40 million expansion that essentially doubles this size of the existing hotel, which it hopes will help boost tourism spending not just at the hotel but throughout the surrounding area.
December 12, 2011
NAPA – Tourism in the Napa Valley has seen a significant uptick recently, the result of an aggressive push to bring visitors to the region during the off season with a series of new events and an increased marketing capacity that now includes being named the official wine region of the upcoming America’s Cup in San Francisco.
November 7, 2011
NAPA — A star-studded, four-day wine and food festival will soon take place in the Napa Valley, marking the first time the region synonymous with fine dining and wine will hold a gathering of such significance on its own turf.
August 29, 2011
NAPA — Clay Gregory, president and chief executive officer of the Napa Valley Destination Council, said tourism and hospitality this year has been steadily increasing, a trend he expects to continue, but not without its challenges.
August 17, 2011
NAPA — The Business Journal will host its annual Impact Napa Conference on Sept. 1 featuring highly sought-after economist Chris Thornberg as well as presentations from local experts on issues important to Napa businesses, including wine and tourism.
May 30, 2011
NAPA — The Napa Valley Destination Council will host the first North American Wine Tourism Conference, an event aimed at highlighting trends and issues affecting stakeholders within the wine tourism industry in established and emerging wine destinations.
January 3, 2011
NORTH BAY – While some dark clouds remain on the economic horizon, North Bay economists and business climate watchers are increasingly bullish about the 2011 regional forecast.
August 30, 2010
NAPA — The Napa Valley Destination Council will aggressively target more visitors to get them to the region at more crucial times – during the off-peak season and hopefully for longer stays in Napa Valley.
July 28, 2010
NAPA — The Business Journal will host its annual Impact Napa Conference on Aug. 18 featuring a regional overview by highly sought-after economist Chris Thornberg as well as presentations from local experts on issues important to Napa businesses, including wine, tourism and the vitality of downtown Napa.
The event will be held Wednesday, Aug. 18 at the Meritage Resort in Napa. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., and the program runs from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Tickets are $45 per person or $450 for a table of 10 (with company name on sign). To register, contact Linda Perkins at 707-521-5264 or email@example.com by Aug. 13, or go to www.NorthBayBusinessJournal.com.