WHAT’S COMING - May 2013

Photo courtesy of Le Ka Restaurant

MAY MEMBER MIXER, MAY 15

Please join us for the May Member Mixer from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15 at Le Ka Restaurant located in Downtown. Network with other LA Tourism members and industry peers while enjoying a complimentary signature cocktail and delicious hors d’oeuvres.  As always, there will be a drawing for a great prize.
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NATIONAL TRAVEL & TOURISM WEEK: MAY 4 - 12

THE U.S. TRAVEL ASSOCIATION’S ANNUAL SALUTE TO TRAVEL AND TOURISM IN AMERICA
The first full week of May is annually recognized by the U.S. Travel Association as National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW), a tradition first celebrated in 1984. From May 4 – 12, cities, states and travel businesses are encouraged to celebrate the power of travel. LA Tourism has several exciting activities planned to highlight the impact of travel to the Los Angeles economy and to thank the more than 380,000 workers who play a role in driving our destination’s tourism engine. There are several ways you can get involved. U.S. Travel has recently made planning resources including logos, graphics and talking points available in the online NTTW toolkit.

LA Tourism Membership & Media Breakfast – May 7

LA Tourism is leading the way for LA’s National Tourism Week celebrations with a Membership Breakfast on Rally Day, Tuesday, May 7. We are inviting all LATCB members to join us and LA Tourism CEO & President Ernie J. Wooden, Jr. for breakfast on Tuesday, May 7 at 7:30 am at Center at the Cathedral in Downtown. The Breakfast will give us a chance to show our appreciation for all of our members and the crucial role they play in supporting LA’s economy and cultural life, and offer our members a valuable opportunity to learn about some of LA Tourism’s future plans.  

JOIN US AT THE BIZBASH IDEAFEST JUNE 19 AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF A “MEMBERS ONLY” DISCOUNT TO PARTICIPATE

For the 3rd consecutive year, LA Tourism is partnering with BizBash for its annual Expo on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. More than 1,200 event planners and event pros in the industry are expected to attend the Expo for a full day of idea sharing and learning, networking, and seeing the latest and greatest event venues, catering, entertainment, technology, rentals, tents and transportation. BizBash IdeaFest attendees are passionate about planning corporate, social, and nonprofit events and meetings and include independent meeting and event planners, in-house corporate planners, wedding and social event planners. Hundreds of exhibitors have used BizBash IdeaFest to showcase their offerings, gain new clients, and build successful new relationships. For more information, visit  http://www.bizbash.com/bizbash-events/idea-fest/2013/los-angeles.  LA Tourism is extending a “Members Only” opportunity to purchase booth space at a deeply discounted rate and non-exhibitor attendees will receive 20% off tradeshow floor pass.
For more information please contact Mondi Valiyee at [email protected] or 310.862.1346 or inquire online at FLOORPLAN: http://www.expocad.com/host/fx/bizbash/bbla13/default.html 
2013 BOOTH AGREEMENT: http://www.bizbash.com/txtfiles/expo_content/2013/los-angeles/downloads/....