WHAT’S COMING July 2013

LA Tourism Market Outlook Forum

LA TOURISM MARKET OUTLOOK FORUM

Save the date for “A Culture of Tourism – The Road to 50 Million,” our Los Angeles Market Outlook Forum, coming up on Aug. 14 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Don’t miss this valuable opportunity to learn the most recent, relevant, and comprehensive LA tourism market information and forecasts so that you can make informed strategic business decisions. Notable speakers include LA Tourism President & CEO, Ernest Wooden, Jr., LA's new Mayor, Eric Garcetti and Roger Dow, President & CEO of the U.S. Travel Association. LA Tourism will present its marketing plans for the coming year, the U.S. Travel Association will discuss its work on easing travel restrictions, Google Travel’s Managing Director Rob Torres will share Google’s ideas on the future of travel, and Brand USA will share its marketing plans. The event will also feature breakout discussions and excellent networking opportunities. Continental breakfast and lunch will be served.
Wednesday, Aug. 14. 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. To register, please visit www.discoverlosangeles.com/marketoutlook.
 

JULY MEMBER MIXER, JULY 18

Santa Monica Place

Please join us on Thursday, July 18 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for our next Member Mixer in the Center Plaza on Level 1 at Santa Monica Place. Located two blocks from the beach and just steps from the Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica Place is your connection to the heart of the city. Santa Monica Place is a modern, open-air shopping destination featuring Bloomingdale's, Nordstrom and a contemporary mix of stores and visionary restaurants. Enjoy cocktails and delicious bites while networking with other LA Tourism members and industry peers. Check-in for the mixer will be in the Center Plaza right next to the escalators.

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OPPORTUNITY FOR MEMBERS AT GBTA BUSINESS TRAVEL CONVENTION

Members will have a great opportunity to participate with LA Tourism and exhibit at the 2013 Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Convention, The Business Travel Event of the Year,® Aug. 4-7 at the San Diego Convention Center. The show floor is already 91% sold out, and GBTA expects 1,500 business travel buyers who influence corporate travel buyers on which specific suppliers they choose. At past GBTA conventions, most exhibitors found one to six new suppliers at the event and many generated from six to over 50 new leads, including Fortune 100 business travel buyers. The travel spend among buyers averages $84 million. Join us in the Los Angeles booth to maximize your exposure to business travel buyers Aug. 5-7, 2013 in a 20 x 20 ft. premium booth based on availability.

For more information and pricing, please contact Mikela Redd at [email protected].

ASAE ANNUAL MEETING & EXPOSITION 2013

LA Tourism will exhibit at ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition I the Association Solutions Marketplace Aug. 4-5 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA. The 2013 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition is the premier annual event for more than 2,800 association executives to gather for education seminars, dynamic speakers, knowledge sharing, networking, and of course, product and meeting-site shopping. This is your opportunity to make valuable contacts, develop relationships, and even receive RFPs on the show floor. No other event brings together the nation’s top players in the association industry!

Join us in the Los Angeles booth to maximize your exposure to association executives in a 20 x 20 ft. premium booth based on availability. For more information and pricing please contact Mikela Redd at [email protected].

OPPORTUNITY FOR MEMBERS - JATA TOURISM FORUM & TRAVEL SHOWCASE

There is a great opportunity for LA Tourism members being offered by the LA Tourism/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