The MCCVB-organized interview in which the effects of the most recent landslide were clarified to let visitors know that Big Sur is accessible and welcoming guests was published in The New York Times.

The Monterey Convention Center was highlighted in Successful Meetings as a meeting place with so much more to offer. Members mentioned also include the Marriott and the Portola Hotel & Spa.

An individual FAM tour from The Sunday Times Travel Magazine (UK) focused on a car-less road trip, utilizing the Monterey Salinas Transit and Amtrak. Members mentioned are Monterey Bay Whale Watch, Adventures By The Sea, Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar, the Monterey Bay Aquarium and the Martine Inn.

KION 5/46 reported that Monterey was named No. 1 for golf destinations, No. 4 for weekend getaways and the sixth best small town to visit in U.S. News and World Report.

A Q&A session appeared in The Daily Meal with one of Carmel's most innovative chefs, Justin Cogley, who shared his culinary approach, as well as his charitable contributions to No Kid Hungry.

Five online magazines in China published Take Your Lover to Travel in Monterey County This Summer, a comprehensive and conversational piece highlighting Big Sur, 17 Mile Drive, Marina State Park, Monterey Submarine Canyon, Peter B's, Salinas Valley, Carmel Valley, Point Lobos State Reserve, Old Fisherman's Wharf, Post No Bills, Cannery Row Brewing Company, Alvarado Street Brewery & Grill, Monterey Bay Recreational Trail, Bayonet & Black Horse, Pacific Grove Golf LInks, Quail Lodge & Golf Club, AgVenture Tours, Earthbound Farm, The Wharf Marketplace, Carmel Valley Art & Wine Celebration, Treebones Resort, Del Monte Beach, Sanctuary Beach Resort.