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Words from Wooden - August 2015


Discover Los Angeles

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

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