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Santa Monica Pier to Close as of Monday March 16 for Preventative Measures

Tonight, the City of Santa Monica will issue an executive order under emergency powers to temporarily close Santa Monica Pier to the public as of Monday, March 16.  The Santa … Continue reading

March 16, 2020

Tourism Technology Continues to Gain Ground

By DONNA BALANCIA Technology offers a range of options for travelers in booking and planning vacations and business trips. That means hotels have to plan to accommodate a range of … Continue reading

June 17, 2017

Cruise ships’ crime reporting examined

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 (UPI) — The U.S. Congress is looking into the cruise ship industry and how it handles crimes at sea.Victims of shipboard crimes want lawmakers to regulate the … Continue reading

August 31, 2012

COMPANY TOWN : Donna Balancia – Chick-fil-A and Marriott

God and Gay Marriage: What Chick-fil-A Could Learn From Marriott By DIANE BRADY, Bloomberg Businessweek — A few months ago, I had an interesting conversation with Bill Marriott. As a … Continue reading

July 27, 2012

Pressing Press Trips

Editor’s note: Travelllll.com suggests respect for the travel blogger is long overdue… While we’re on the subject of freebies, let’s take a quick look at press trips. If you’ve never … Continue reading

July 10, 2012

Checking In? Hidden Ways Hotels Court Guests Faster

By ANDREA PETERSEN, WSJ — Hotels are amping up their efforts to make a good first impression. The goal: Dazzle guests during the first, crucial 15 minutes of their stay—or at … Continue reading

April 18, 2012

Ron Jon lines up surf park financing

Ron Jon lines up surf park financing BY DONNA BALANCIA FLORIDA TODAY, Jan. 16, 2003 — ORLANDO — Some wealthy surfers, a shopping center landlord and an ex-sports magazine editor … Continue reading

January 16, 2003

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