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Faryar Borhani, Past Students, Spring 2010

Drop in tourism washes ashore in Seaport Village

By Faryar Borhani

In the San Diego Convention and Visitors Bureau’s most recent industry outlook report, released in December of last year, numbers show a more than 5 percent decrease in visits to “America’s Finest City” compared to 2008 — and San Diego is feeling it.
In addition to the city’s gaping $170 million hole in its budget, San Diego now relies heavily on its third largest industry to bring in help — help that doesn’t seem to be coming, according to merchants in Seaport Village.

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