May 2013 (19)

LA TOURISM AT WORK - JUNE 2013

05/30/2013

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Around the world, in town, and on the web, LA Tourism and Convention Board is working to help grow and support the Los Angeles tourism community and keep the world coming to LA.

JUNE 2013 NEWS AND NOTES

05/30/2013

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Leading into summer, LA Tourism makes major inroads in an already strong position in the China travel market; bringing LA’s attractions to the world at International Pow Wow and bringing the LGBT travel convention to Los Angeles; getting ready for dineLA Summer Restaurant Week; LA Tourism gaining significant media coverage for the destination and our members and partners; and lots of updates on industry news.

The Best Places to Take Dad in Los Angeles

05/30/2013

Ron Dollete

Whether it’s Father’s Day or any time of the year, it’s always good to share some quality time with dad. Los Angeles has a variety of ways for your dad to explore his interests, and for you to have a special day together.

Words from Wooden - June 2013

05/30/2013

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As I write this month’s column, I am in China, continuing my focus on making sure LA remains the No. 1 destination for the rapidly growing China travel market.

April 2013 Lodging Metrics

05/29/2013

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  • Los Angeles ranked 6th place among the Top 25 Markets with an Occupancy rate of 77.4%, up +2.8% compared to the same period last year (75.3%).
  • Los Angeles ADR was $138.06 and ranked 8th among the Top 25 Markets, up +7.4% compared to the same period last year ($128.55).
  • Los Angeles RevPAR was $106.85 and ranked 8th among the Top 25 Markets, up +10.4% compared to the same period last year ($96.77).
  • • Rooms nights sold were 2.25 million countywide, reflecting a +2.8% increase over April 2012 (2.19 million room nights).
  • Hollywood/Beverly Hills (84.7%) and the LAX area (84.4%) both reported the highest Occupancy rate for the month. 
  • Downtown LA (+16.5%) and Los Angeles Southeast (+13.0%) reported the largest YOY RevPAR growth both driven by sizeable ADR increases.

 

The Guide to LA PRIDE

05/29/2013

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The annual LA PRIDE celebration welcomes over 500,000 people each year to West Hollywood. Taking place June 6-8, 2014, the festival continues to be a major focus for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) pride in the greater Los Angeles area. The 44th annual event is being billed as a “TLGB Celebration,” to reflect this year’s focus on transgender issues. LA PRIDE is produced by Christopher Street West, a non-profit service organization composed of volunteers committed to the goals of human rights, education, outreach, and better understanding within and outside the LGBT community. For more info on PRIDE-related events taking place in WeHo, visit lapride.org/weho_info_events.html.

What's Coming - June 2013

05/29/2013

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Please join us on Thursday, June 20 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. for an opportunity to be first to see the new AKA Beverly Hills' outdoor terrace with spectacular panoramic views of the Hollywood Hills.

Enjoy a wine tasting and two glasses of wine hosted by Malibu Discovery Tours, hors d' oeuvres hosted by Morton's The Steakhouse, and dessert hosted by Chocbite, all while networking with other LA Tourism members and industry peers. Tours of AKA Beverly Hills will be available throughout the event.

AKA Beverly Hills is an exclusive, contemporary residential oasis that balances the style and hospitality of an intimate hotel with the space and comfort of a fully appointed luxury condominium. Situated at Crescent Drive and Wilshire Boulevard, this premier location is within walking distance to the world-famous Rodeo Drive, Via Rodeo and Robertson Boulevard, a shopping paradise.

The Guide to the Los Angeles Film Festival

05/28/2013

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Festival passes range from $250 for the Film Lovers Pass to $2,500 for the All Access Pass. Individual tickets are $13 for all regular screenings, conversations and talks; $20 for Gala Screenings and Nights at the GRAMMY Museum; and $5 for all Future Filmmaker Showcase screenings. BUY TICKETS

The Guide to Outdoor Movies in Los Angeles

05/20/2013

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For movie fans, the summer outdoor movie season in Los Angeles is the best of all worlds: classic films and modern hits, shown on a big screen under the stars, with plenty of great food and drink. Gather your friends and enjoy hours of entertainment with our guide to L.A.’s outdoor movies.

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