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Virgin America’s first #nerdbird flight touches down In San Jose

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - Virgin America, the only airline headquartered in the Bay Area, today celebrates the launch of its new service to Norman Y.

Alaska Airlines opening flight attendant base in San Diego

SEATTLE, Wash. - Alaska Airlines will open a flight attendant base in San Diego on April 1.

Interjet now offers daily service to Mexico from Orange County, CA

ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. - Interjet inaugurated daily service to Mexico on October 11 from John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California.

Overseas visitors flock to San Francisco

SYDNEY, Australia - California is more popular and accessible than ever, say global online travel agency Jetabroad, as new figures reveal that San Francisco welcomed a record number of visitors in 201

Marilyn Monroe returns to Palm Springs

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. - One of the most iconic actresses of all time, Marilyn Monroe, has returned to the city where she was discovered!

ICTP welcomes Baja.com as destination member to alliance

HALEIWA, Hawaii, USA & BRUSSELS, Belgium - The International Council of Tourism Partners (ICTP) announced that Baja.com has joined the organization, representing the Baja California peninsula, Mexico,

Stockton City Council to have its 1st Hindu opening prayer in...

Stockton City Council in California (USA) will reportedly have its first Hindu invocation on July 10, which is nearly 162 years since the city was incorporated.

Visit California launches premium Fun Spots promotion for summer travel season

SACRAMENTO, California, USA - Visit California has launched a premium edition of its Fun Spots promotion to celebrate the significant enhancements opening this summer at some of the Golden State's pre

AIDS Walk returns to Disneyland Resort for 2012

IRVINE, Calif. - AIDS Services Foundation Orange County (ASF) announced today that the Disneyland Resort will once again serve as the venue for AIDS Walk Orange County.

California: Chinese tourism to grow 18 percent

BEIJING, China - A delegation of California’s travel industry representing major destinations and attractions will travel to Beijing and Shanghai in October to promote tourism, according to Californ

California’s tourism hopes for boost from William and Kate’s visit

California is hoping that an official visit by Prince William and his new bride Kate next month will give a boost to the cash-strapped US state's tourist industry.

Beverly Hills Visitors Bureau tourism unveils new website

Beverly Hills, Calif. – Beverly Hills Conference & Visitors Bureau today announced the launch of a new website, www.LoveBeverlyHills.com.

Millions of dead fish found in Southern California marina

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – Millions of dead fish were found Tuesday floating in a Southern California marina.

Alaska Airlines to add flights between California and Guadalajara

SEATTLE, WA – Beginning December 15, 2010, Alaska Airlines will beef up its flights between San Jose, California, and Guadalajara, Mexico, and between Sacramento, California, and Guadalajara, starti

California to pass strictest cruise ship pollution law in US

Cruise ships and large commercial ships will be banned from dumping any kind of sewage -- even highly filtered wastewater -- along California's coast out to three miles from shore, under new rules fro

A win for gay marriage and California tourism

Tourism officials in California hope that gays from around the country will opt to get married in sunny California, infusing money into the fiscally-challenged state.

Aviation news: Alaska Airlines to add new flights from California to...

SEATTLE - Alaska Airlines will inaugurate service between San Jose, Calif., and Lihue, on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, on March 27, 2011, and between Oakland, Calif., and Lihue beginning March 28, 20

West Coast’s biggest cruise ship leaving Los Angeles

The West Coast’s biggest cruise ship is leaving the Port of Los Angeles next year, in large part because of fears of violence in Mexico.

Tourism recovery to be the focus of San Francisco Conference on...

SAN FRANCISCO — Economic and political challenges in the past year have left California’s multibillion-dollar tourism industry in a precarious state.

Tourists returning to California in great numbers

LOS ANGELES - Get ready. Those photo-snapping, beach-strolling, souvenir-shopping tourists are returning to California in greater numbers.

California sees double-digit growth in Chinese tourist numbers

The statistics released by the California Travel and Tourism Commission (CTTC) shows the number of tourists to California from Chinese mainland has witnessed a rapid increase in recent years and they