WHAT’S COMING AUGUST 2013

DON’T MISS OUT – THERE’S STILL TIME TO REGISTER!

All LATCB members are encouraged to attend this valuable opportunity to get the most recent and comprehensive LA-specific marketing information, analysis and forecasts from the leading tourism and hospitality experts.  Among the industry experts speaking will be:

  • Roger Dow, President  & CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, Yvonne La Penotiere, CMO of Brand USA and Caroline Beteta, President & CEO of Visit California.
  • LATCB President & CEO, Ernest Wooden, Jr. 
  • Bruce Baltin, Senior VP and Executive in Charge of PKF Consulting, one of the industry’s most authoritative voices, and hotel industry expert.

Wednesday, Aug. 14. 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

Los Angeles Convention Center, Concourse Hall

1201 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90015

To register, or for more information, please visit www.discoverlosangeles.com/marketoutlook or call (213) 236-2350. 

$299.99 for members. $349.99 for non-members. $2,000 Table of 10.

Continental breakfast and lunch will be served and the day will end with a Member Mixer. To see the schedule, visit http://www.discoverlosangeles.com/blog/market-outlook-forum-schedule. For more information on the speakers, visit http://www.discoverlosangeles.com/blog/market-outlook-forum-speakers.

STUDENT & YOUTH TRAVEL ASSOCIATION NETWORKING OPPORTUNITY

Photo courtesy of Industry Hills Golf Club at Pacific Palms Resort

Los Angeles is hosting the 2013 Student & Youth Travel Association (SYTA) Annual Conference on Aug. 23 to 27, 2013, welcoming nearly 1,000 tour professionals specializing in the student and youth travel market. The SYTA Youth Foundation is holding its annual Golf Classic on Friday, Aug. 23, 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Industry Hills Golf Club at Pacific Palms Resort, in the City of Industry. This premiere golf outing is for networking and building relationships with tour operators and other student travel professionals. This is the only event open to non-SYTA members and those not registered for the conference. Your $225 donation to the SYTA Youth Foundation includes 18 holes of golf, a golf cart, a sleeve of golf balls, breakfast, prizes, luncheon and transportation to and from the golf course from the JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE. For more information, please visit www.sytayouthfoundation.org

MEMBER OPPORTUNITIES

OPPORTUNITY FOR MEMBERS - JATA TOURISM FORUM & TRAVEL SHOWCASE

There is a great opportunity for LATCB members being offered by the LATCB/LAWA Tokyo Office. Members are invited to attend or participate in the annual Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA) Tourism Forum & Travel Showcase, one of the largest tourism events in Asia, taking place Sept. 12-15 in Tokyo. The Travel Showcase features two events: a marketing conference where tourism professionals will discuss a single theme in depth, and a trade fair and exhibition, with a travel trade day offering business talks and information exchange. Other days are open to the general public for promoting products and services to general consumers. The cost to participate for brochure distribution is $500, and $2,000 to share a booth. If you are interested in participating in the Forum, please contact Tamy Ly at [email protected] or (213) 236-2371. 

For more information about JATA and the event, please visit www.tabihaku.jp/2013/en 

THE TRAVEL AND TOURISM MARKETING ASSOCIATION 2013 ANASTASIA K. MANN ANNUAL LEADERSHIP AWARDS LUNCHEON

Save the date for the Travel and Tourism Marketing Association’s (TTMA) Anastasia K. Mann Annual Leadership Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. Join Master of Ceremonies Ernest Wooden, Jr., President and CEO of LATCB for this great annual tourism industry event. This year’s luncheon will recognize Anastasia K. Mann Annual Leadership Awards winner Jeff Rudolph, President and CEO of the California Science Center and the President of the California Science Center Foundation, and The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles as the recipient of the TTMA Landmark Award.  Accepting the award for the Museum will be Dr. Jane Pisano, NHM President and Director. 

For more information about tickets and sponsorship opportunities, contact Susan McCloskey at [email protected] or call (626) 298-1987.

MEETING PROFESSIONALS INTERNATIONAL MONTHLY MEETING: LA AS A MEETINGS DESTINATION

LATCB President & CEO Ernest Wooden, Jr. will be the featured speaker at the October Monthly Meeting of the Southern California Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPISCC), discussing “LA as a Meetings Destination.” This lively and informative lunch program takes place Oct. 8, 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Langham Huntington Hotel, Pasadena, located at 1401 South Oak Knoll Ave., Pasadena. Tickets for the program includes lunch, and are $40 until Sept. 24, $45 beginning Sept. 24, and $60 at the door. Non-members ticket prices are $65, $70 and $85. For more information or to RSVP please visit mpiscc.org/blog/ai1ec_event/mpiscc-october-monthly-meeting/?instance_id=2406 or call (805) 449- 9111.

INTERNATIONAL BOUTIQUE & LIFESTYLE LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIUM IN LOS ANGELES

The International Boutique & Lifestyle Leadership Symposium will be held Oct. 21 to 23 at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood. The event is one of the largest gatherings of boutique & lifestyle independent hotel owners, hospitality executives and hotel vendors under one roof. The event will feature panel discussions, renowned speakers from the hotel industry, and high-level networking opportunities dedicated to the boutique hotel & lifestyle sector. LATCB President & CEO Ernest Wooden, Jr. will be among the speakers at the event hosted by the Boutique & Lifestyle Lodging Association (BLLA).

For more information or to reserve tickets, please visit www.boutiqueleadershipconference.com.