May 14, 2007 15:00 ET

What's New in San Jose: Quarterly Update on Visitor Industry

SAN JOSE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 14, 2007 -- The San Jose Convention & Visitors Bureau (SJCVB) released figures confirming that San Jose convention hotels were buzzing last month, reporting a higher occupancy for April 2007 (61.08%) than April 2006 (58.71%), an average room rate increase of $15.53 and a room revenue increase of nearly $1.7 million. As San Jose gears up for a busy summer season, the San Jose Convention & Visitors Bureau (SJCVB) announces the following destination highlights (link to full release at end):


"The Today Show" recently broadcast a Men's Health magazine poll ranking San Jose as the #3 place in the U.S. to Find a Mate (March 2007)... recently ran a story where San Jose was ranked the 8th Best Fitness Walking City in the U.S. (March 2007).... recently ranked San Jose among the Top 10 Most Livable Large Cities


With the "New Math" Summer Holiday Package at Hotel Valencia, famous for its "Martinis and Manicures" and "Fashiontini Thursdays," guests stay two nights and get the third free on Memorial Day (May 25-28), July 4th (June 29-July 2) and Labor Day (August 31-September 3) weekends, and includes: luxurious room for two, deluxe continental breakfast in Citrus restaurant, and cocktails for two at Vbar or Cielo. Package starts at $179 per room, per night, exclusive of tax. For reservations, visit and enter "PROHOL" in the promotional ID Field or call toll free 866.842.0100...


Members of the local San Jose hotel community, San Jose Convention and Visitors Bureau/Team San Jose Board, and City officials recently reviewed proposals from six nationally recognized design architects to complete preliminary steps to possibly expand the San Jose McEnery Convention Center....


Santana Row just kicked off an expanded Certified Farmer's Market program, which occurs Sundays, offering fresh seasonal fruits, vegetables, leafy greens and nuts, as well as a selection of organic produce -- all direct from local farms, and fresh baked goods, seafood and specialty foods. New features include chef demonstrations, "Meet the Farmer/Artisan" and "Fashion Shows & Live Entertainment"....


Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC): On May 13 Southwest Airlines will add service from SJC to Chicago Midway and Burbank. Earlier this year the airport announced the following new air service:

March 3 --  Frontier Airlines started first all year round non-stop service
            to Cabo San Lucas
March 11 -- Southwest Airlines added two daily non-stop flights between SJC
            and Las Vegas
April 25 -- United Airlines added new one-stop, same plane service to
            Raleigh Durham
May 1    -- JetBlue Airways added a midday non-stop flight between SJC
            and JFK…

This Memorial Day the fun will come in waves as Great America debuts its newest attraction, the 355,000-gallon GREAT BARRIER REEF™ wave pool. The ride combines the exhilaration and feel of real ocean waves without the sand....

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