San Jose airport passenger traffic rises

SAN JOSE — Passenger trips at San Jose International Airport have begun to rise in 2021, offering hope that the South Bay travel hub can begin to banish a dreadful 2020 travel year that was hobbled by the coronavirus.

San Jose airport experienced increases in passenger trips in both February and March compared with the month before — and the March 2021 totals, the most recent available so far this year, were the highest since March 2020.

“We have been seeing monthly increases in passengers, particularly with the rollout of vaccination programs, changes in restriction mandates, and warmer weather and

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Riverplace will be anchored by a Dream Hotel in San Antonio

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A developer group’s plan for a luxury boutique hotel in downtown San Antonio was only the start of a dream that’s now closer to reality. 

Universal Services Group, the developer behind the recently completed Thompson Hotel and Arts Residences, reached an agreement in December with the City of San Antonio that paves the way for a $400 million development in the center city. 

Encompassing five parcels of land on both sides of the San Antonio River Walk, the Riverplace development will include a

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Many tourists pick San Diego as first vacation destination in over a year

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — The warm weather drew large crowds at San Diego beaches over the weekend as COVID-related restrictions continue to ease and more people get vaccinated.

Temperatures in the 80s and big crowds are something the county has not seen a while, and it was pretty evident Sunday that visitors and locals were happy to see a continuation of normalcy.

“Everyone wants to have a good time, be with family, and just relax. Being in the house all that time, it’s good to be out,” said a Los Angeles resident who made the drive south with his family

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The Sweetest Summer Vacation: Sailing Around the San Juans

WHEN I WAS growing up the scenery changed often for my itinerant family, thanks to my dad’s hotelier career. But almost every summer, no matter where home had been that year—Hong Kong, Manila, Singapore—we would be called back to the San Juan Islands, the evergreen tree-covered archipelago 100 miles north of Seattle. For a week in August, we’d charter a 42-foot Grand Banks yacht to immerse ourselves in the cerulean skies and emerald waters of my father’s childhood playground. In the Salish Sea between the mainland and Canada’s Vancouver Island, the San Juans are composed of around 170 named islands

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Fairmont San Jose hotel owners target quick end to bankruptcy

SAN JOSE — The Fairmont San Jose owners have sketched out a swift endgame for the iconic hotel’s bankruptcy case in the first version of a formal plan to reorganize the property’s wobbly finances, court papers show.

Newly filed court papers in the case point to the completion of the court case about four months after the Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing on March 5. That sort of schedule could conclude the bankruptcy case by sometime in July.

Under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, debtors have the exclusive right to file a plan of reorganization for at least the first 120 days,

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