Gayle’s Bakery and Rosticceria debuted a new website! Check it out.
Arrivals and Departures
A big Santa Cruz Welcome to Eszter Bitter, new General Manager at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Santa Cruz!
And welcome Wreath Ott, new Director of Sales at the Hyatt Place Santa Cruz!
Submit Your 2018 Visitor Events to VSCC!
Use this easy online form to submit your events for this year to www.visitsantacruz.org. We’ll post them to our website and promote them for free!
AB 1782 has been introduced to the California State Assembly by two surfing legislators which would declare surfing the state’s official sport? AB 1782 states in part, "Surfing is an iconic California sport, and is home to a number of world-famous surf breaks like Malibu, Trestles, Mavericks, Rincon, Steamer Lane, and Huntington, which are destinations for both domestic and international surfers." Ride on!
Did You Know...
that “smart hotels” are on the rise, with more brands welcoming guests to personalize and customize their hotel stays through the use of technology? Meanwhile, industry experts are forecasting that Airbnb will reach 6% of the global accommodation market by 2020, compared to last year’s forecast of 9%. Contributing to the slowdown of this private accommodation aggregator are regulations ensuring guests’ safety and, increasingly, the need to fend off the OTAs. Read more here.