TOURISM & LEISURE

LAX Board Approves $4.9B People Mover Contract

The Los Angeles World Airports Board of Commissioners on April 5 voted to award a $4.9 billion, 30-year contract to a contractor consortium to design, construct and operate the planned people mover at Los Angeles International Airport.

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Long Beach Airport Passenger Traffic Soared 11 Percent in February

Passenger traffic at Long Beach Airport jumped 10.9 percent in February from last year to more than 306,000, airport officials reported March 28

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American Airlines Will Fly Non-Stop to Buenos Aires from LAX

First carrier to offer non-stop service from L.A.

American Airlines announced March 27 that it will launch in December the first-ever non-stop service between LAX and Buenos Aires.

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Meruelo Group Buying SLS Las Vegas

The ownership transfer of the 1,616-room SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino to Downey-based management firm Meruelo Group has been approved by the Nevada Gaming Commission, the Meruelo Group announced on March 22.

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Custom Content: Women Business Owners Invited

Los Angeles Business Journal

Women business owners invited to attend a FREE educational event to be held on May 1, 2018, presented by the Foundation of the Women Presidents' Organization

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Asian Appeal

Chinese investors use design to attract growing ethnic visitor base.

New hotel has luxe details and high-tech touches to cater to Asian tourists, locals.

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AC Hotel by Marriott Breaks Ground in El Segundo

Construction of a new 180-room hotel branded with the AC Hotel by Marriott concept is underway in El Segundo, according to Irvine contractor R.D. Olson Construction.

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LAX Passenger Traffic Up Nearly 4 Percent in January

Passenger counts at Los Angeles International Airport rose 3.8 percent in January to nearly 6.7 million, airport officials announced Feb. 28.

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Hollywood Restaurant Cited for Wage Theft Violations

The Shrimp Lover #1 Inc., a seafood restaurant in Hollywood, has been fined almost $520,000 in wage theft violations by the state’s Labor Commissioner’s office.

Area Airports Double National Growth Rate

Four combine for 98M passengers; Long Beach Airport up 33 percent.

L.A. County’s four commercial airports are poised to exceed the 100 million-traveler mark.

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Ontario Airport Passenger Traffic Jumped 11 Percent in January

Passenger traffic at Ontario International Airport rose 10.6 percent in January, while air cargo volume jumped 22 percent, airport officials reported Feb. 22

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DineEquity Announces New Name, Surpasses 4Q Expectations

DineEquity Inc. in Glendale is now Dine Brands Global Inc., the company announced with the release of its full-year and fourth-quarter financial results on Tuesday. The firm reported better-than-expected earnings and revenue for Q4, sending its stock up more than 15 percent to its highest price in a year.

Settlement Reached in ADA Suit Against West Hollywood-based Travel Co.

The Justice Department reached a settlement on Feb. 20 with a West Hollywood travel firm that allegedly turned down a request by deaf passengers for sign language interpreters on a cruise to Mexico.

Long Beach Airport Passenger Traffic Up Nearly 7 Percent in January

Airline passenger traffic at Long Beach Airport increased nearly 7 percent in January 2018 compared with the same period in 2017, airport officials announced on Feb. 16.

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LAX’s $4.5 Billion People Mover Project Begins Approval Process

The Los Angeles World Airports Board of Commissioners on Feb. 15 voted to take the first step toward awarding a $4.5 billion contract to a contractor consortium to design, construct and operate the planned people mover at Los Angeles International Airport.

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