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San Diego Tourism Authority Shutdown Averted

4 Jun, 2013


The San Diego Tourism Authority has managed to get its last-second phone call -- only this one came from the mayor, not the governor.

According to an article in Trade Show News Network, SDTA operations were meant to cease June 3, but on May 31, San Diego Mayor Bob Filner signed a last-minute deal to release $5.7 million to the TMD that allowed the SDTA, the city’s convention and visitors bureau, to stay open for business.

Lack of funding, provided by the San Diego-based Tourism Marketing District, would have led to the complete closure of the San Diego Tourism Authority, which would have resulted in 85 people losing their jobs and a halt to the city’s sales and marketing efforts.

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