Guiding Principles

Last year, Robert Arends, of the San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau, stopped by the TravelAge West offices. Arends is the national public relations manager for the bureau, and at the time he seemed like a man who couldn’t stop smiling. We talked about San Diego and the boom the city is having in


Last year, Robert Arends, of the San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau, stopped by the TravelAge West offices. Arends is the national public relations manager for the bureau, and at the time he seemed like a man who couldn’t stop smiling. We talked about San Diego and the boom the city is having in hotel building, cruise traffic and attractions, and of course about their new baseball stadium.

“People may not fully realize it,” he told me, “but San Diego has never seen anything like what’s going on now.”

See for yourself in Maribeth Mellin’s story “San Diego Daze” (page 32). Mellin, who lives there, knows her hometown well, and shares with readers some of the factors that have made San Diego yes, San Diego the hottest city on the West Coast.

This story is an example of what I consider to be an important role of TravelAge West. I believe it’s our job to act as your advance scout in the industry to be on the lookout for the up-and-coming, the overlooked, the under-appreciated and the newly renewed. We know our readers have a wanderlust at heart, it’s one of the reasons we were all drawn to the travel industry in the first place, and we at TAW want to be your trusted guide along the journey.

So, drop us a line from time to time and let us know what you consider to be the next hot destination, and we’ll be standing by, ready to hit the streets and do the legwork.

Adventure Travel JDS Africa Middle East JDS Destinations
>