News & Notes - August 2015

08/10/2015

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The Longines Masters of Los Angeles is one of the most prestigious equestrian competitions worldwide, welcoming the world’s top show jumpers and equine athletes to compete for $1 million in prize money at the Los Angeles Convention Center October 1-4. Last year’s inaugural event was a tremendous success and immediately rated as the number one indoor show jumping competition according to the North American Riders Group. The Longines Masters of Los Angeles will once again bring together 30,000 spectators for four unforgettable days of top-level equestrian sport, heart-pounding emotion, and an unparalleled class of entertainment and glamour.

In addition to the competition, spectators can attend a magnificent dressage exhibition and Master Classes given by the best international riders, dine on refined cuisine, enjoy live music in the exquisite lounge, and explore the Prestige Village with its Kids Corner and shops from exclusive international brand partners. For more information, click here.


DMAI’s Finance, Operations and Technology Summit is an annual gathering of senior level DMO leadership in finance, operations and technology taking place in Los Angeles September 15-18, 2015. Recognizing the benefit of integrating cross-functional disciplines, the Summit offers a multi-perspective to advance operational excellence at DMOs.  From survey feedback, past attendees have stated they find great benefit in attending all three days even though one’s own immediate role and responsibilities does not include another functional area, directly.

Through increased understanding of each other’s issues and goals, which is critical in today’s workplace environment, Summit participants walk away with a more strategic perspective to advance their DMO’s objectives and to better manage operations and human capital. The collective knowledge exchanged and thus gained through peer-to-peer networking and established partnerships is a year-round endeavor. Read more here.


Los Angeles has been awarded the Overseas Meeting & Incentive City of the Year by Travel Weekly China for the 2015 China Travel & Meetings Industry Awards. The awards ceremony took place August 4 at the W Beijing Channg’an and L.A. Tourism representative Kate Chang was attended to receive the award on the organization’s behalf.

Words from Wooden - August 2015

08/10/2015

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The world’s spotlight once again shined on the City of Angels as we successfully hosted the 2015 Special Olympics World Games. I wanted to take a moment to thank you, our local hospitality and tourism businesses, for rolling out our signature L.A. red carpet and ensuring our celebrated guests had a memorable experience. 

Hosting the largest sports and humanitarian event in Los Angeles was truly an honor and we should all be proud of its success. The largest single event staged in the city since the 1984 Olympic Games, we welcomed 6,500 athletes and 3,000 coaches representing 165 countries; and let’s not forget the hundreds of thousands of spectators, supporters and volunteers who all played crucial roles.

We, the community of Los Angeles, are incredibly thankful for this opportunity and should all be very proud that we came together and provided the stage to celebrate the spirit, courage, talents and achievements of these special athletes.

I hope to see you all at our third annual Market Outlook Forum next Thursday, August 20. This strategic forecasting conference will help you capitalize on L.A.’s record tourism growth and prepare you to welcome the millions of future L.A. visitors.

There’s only a few days left to register – and don’t forget, this year’s Market Outlook Forum is complimentary to all members. You’ll walk away with LATCB’s proprietary Marketing and Planning Resource, a critical tool filled with exclusive L.A. market analysis, visitor profiles, spending habits and other market information that will help you make strategic business decisions.

As always, LATCB will be here, working on behalf of all of our members and partners to keep the world coming to Los Angeles.
 
Best wishes,

Ernest Wooden Jr.
President and CEO
Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board

Bradbury Building in Downtown L.A.

The Guide to the Historic Core of Downtown Los Angeles

08/09/2015

Tanja Laden

There's a reason why one of Downtown L.A.'s most vibrant districts is called the Historic Core. Located between Hill and Main Streets and 1st and 9th Streets, this eclectic neighborhood showcases many of the things that originally put Los Angeles on the world stage, including lovely parks, ornate movie palaces and other architectural marvels. It's also where visitors can experience places that have helped contribute to L.A.'s more contemporary reputation as a food and arts destination. With no shortage of beautiful buildings, cutting-edge art galleries, trendy bars and gourmet restaurants, the Historic Core is where L.A.'s golden era meets modern times.

Assorted sashimi at Asanebo

The Best Sushi Restaurants on Sushi Row and Beyond

08/06/2015

Clarissa Wei

Los Angeles is a wonderful place to be if you’re a Japanese food aficionado. There are entire neighborhoods dedicated to cuisine: Little Tokyo in Downtown Los Angeles, Sawtelle Japantown on the Westside, and the suburban Japanese culinary destination that is the South Bay.

Sushi Row is a stretch of Ventura Boulevard in the San Fernando Valley that gets its name from the area's many raw fish specialists. Often overlooked when it comes to the conversation of sushi in Los Angeles, it seems, are the restaurants along Ventura outside of Studio City. While the majority of them are heavy on the rolls and cater to a more Westernized crowd, it’s a good place to frequent during happy hour or if you’re looking to schedule an epic food crawl. Read on for the best sushi restaurants on Sushi Row and beyond.

Dix œuvres d’art que l’on ne s’attend pas à voir à Los Angeles

08/06/2015

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Pour les amateurs d’œuvres d’art, Los Angeles est une destination incontournable, pleine de trésors culturels venus du monde entier. Beaucoup de ces œuvres légendaires sont inattendues à Los Angeles, depuis les Iris de Van Gogh et le Flower Day de Diego Rivera jusqu’à The Thinker et The Blue Boy.

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