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Anaheim Resort Visitor Growth Off To Strong Start In 2018

The most recent Anaheim visitor statistics from Visit Anaheim show the Resort District is off to a strong start in 2018, with visitor volume and spend pacing ahead of 2017. An estimated 1.8 million visitors came to Anaheim in January 2018, representing a 4.8% increase over the previous year.  Visitor spending throughout Orange County pumped nearly $670 million to the local ...

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Kill The Job Killer Initiative

A local employee union is attempting to mandate that the City of Anaheim raise the minimum wage to $18 an hour with incremental increases over the next few years, the highest in the nation.    The Disneyland Resort is the primary target of this initiative but if implemented would affect all hospitality businesses, including restaurants and other small businesses within or ...

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Record-Breaking 24.2 Million Tourists Visited Anaheim in 2017

Anaheim welcomed a record-setting 24.2 million tourists in 2017 – an increase of 1 million people over 2016 – Visit Anaheim announced yesterday; Visit Anaheim is the official destination organization for Anaheim. 2017 was the fifth record-setting year in a row in terms of tourism visitation to Anaheim. Last year’s increase represents a 5.1% visitor volume increase from 2016 to 2017. ...

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Anaheim Leaders Break Ground On New 4-Diamond Westin Hotel In Resort District

Today, Anaheim community leaders, local government officials and tourism and business partners gathered at the site of the former Anabella Hotel in Anaheim to break ground on the 7-story, 613-room Westin Anaheim Resort, the newest four-diamond hotel in Anaheim and the first non-Disney luxury hotel in the City. The $245-million project will add new options to the area to accommodate ...

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Westin Anaheim Resort Going Up On Anabella Hotel Site

The City of Anaheim has wanted a Westin Hotel to the Resort District for nearly 20 years, and is getting its wish: the Wincome Group announced that the 4-Diamond hotel it is building on the site of the Anabella Hotel will carry the Westin brand. The new hotel will be the first Westin in Southern California in more than 25 ...

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Visitors Spend $710 Million in Anaheim in May 2017

2.4 million people visited Anaheim in May and spent $710 million in Orange County, according to Visit Anaheim, which markets the city as a destination for business and leisure travel.  That’s a 19% increase over the number of visitors in May 2016, and in-OC spending grew by 9.5% over the same period last year. All told, 10 million visitors have ...

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Fact Checking The Mayor’s Distortions About The Resort District

Mayor Tom Tait penned an op-ed with the high-minded title of “Change for the Good Of All in Anaheim,” which ran in the OC Register yesterday. It was in response to an earlier op-ed by OCBC President Lucy Dunn criticizing the Tait majority’s defenestration of City Manager Paul Emery in particular, and its general approach to governing Anaheim. The mayor ...

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City Removes Benches From Anaheim Resort Bus Stops To Keep Them Becoming De Facto Homeless Shelters

The City of Anaheim has been removing benches from bus stops around the Anaheim Resort area because they’ve been taken over by homeless people, the OC Register reports: Since October, the city has taken out bus benches at the four stops at Harbor Boulevard and Katella Avenue, and another bench further north in front of the Captain Kidd’s restaurant. City ...

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Moreno’s False Narrative About Measure B and the Anaheim Resort

For progressives, politics is less about truth than about competing narratives – which makes controlling the narrative imperative. [It’s also a major reason campus leftists try to shut down opposing viewpoints, because competing narratives cannot be allowed to take root.] In Anaheim, Councilman Jose F. Moreno is making a determined effort to enthrone his political narrative of the Resort District ...

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