July 2017 News & Notes

Discover Los Angeles Market Outlook Forum - August 30, 2017


Register now for the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board’s 5th annual Market Outlook Forum on Wednesday, August 30, an exclusive members-only event highlighting: 
•    Latest travel and tourism trends from industry experts
•    Current visitation forecasts and industry data
•    First look at L.A. Tourism’s global sales and marketing plans for FY 17/18

The complimentary event will take place at the new InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown. Network with the L.A. Tourism team and industry colleagues during a Member Mixer taking place after the program. Check your inbox for RSVP information.

Summer dineL.A. Returns July 14 –28


Summer dineL.A. returns July 14-28, encompassing two weekends of value-driven menus starting at $15. The 15-day biannual food event spotlights the city’s rich, culinary diversity and features more than 300 restaurants throughout Los Angeles. “Summer roadtrip,” is this season’s dineL.A. theme – inviting guests to travel to and throughout the city eating their way across the various neighborhoods and a diverse variety of cuisines. Tying into the roadtrip theme, Gary Baseman, Emmy award-winning creator of ABC/Disney’s animation series Teacher’s Pet and collaborator with luxury brand COACH, has designed a map featuring iconic Los Angeles landmarks and restaurants that will be included in the dineL.A. Roadtrip Guide. The guide also contains a list of participating restaurants divided by neighborhoods a helpful tool that diners can print from the dineL.A. website or pick up at visitor information centers throughout the city. Summer dineL.A.’s specially-priced lunch menus are $15, $20, and $25, with dinner menus priced at $29, $39, $49 and $95+.

For more information, please visit https://www.discoverlosangeles.com/dinela-los-angeles-restaurant-week/

Dodgers All-Access – August 14


Join the Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission (LASEC) for an exclusive, insider’s look at the Los Angeles Dodgers at the 4th annual Dodgers All-Access on Monday, August 14. Take batting practice, pitch in the bullpen, meet and greet Dodger alumni and enjoy dinner on the field as a panel of insiders and current players share stories about the team. Net proceeds from the event support the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation and LASEC.

For ticket information, click here.

INDUSTRY NEWS & NOTES


LAX officials forecasted that nearly half a million passengers passed through the airport between July 3-4, 2017.  For the five-day holiday weekend period that began Friday, June 30, the forecast of 1,242,000 passengers is 0.89 percent higher than last year’s actual passenger total of 1,231,000 for a comparable five-day period.

Seven exciting new dining and retail destinations in partnership with Westfield, are coming to Delta Terminal 3 at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) as part of the airport’s overall modernization program. The collection includes four LA-based restaurants, including Ashland Hill and The Parlor. Ashland Hill’s food has been called “nuanced and delicious” with menus that draw from its Californian roots, and The Parlor, an iconic LA gastro pub, is a classic ode to the “good ol’ days” with well-crafted cocktails and a warm, nostalgic dining experience.

CLEAR, the identity platform that transforms fingerprints or a scan of the eyes – into a secure biometric key to friction-free experiences, is now open for business at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and available in all terminals, speeding travelers through security with just the touch of a finger or blink of an eye. The expanding network of touch points powered by CLEAR delivers fast, secure, seamless customer experiences in and out of the airport, and the launch at LAX expands CLEAR’s nationwide footprint to 22 airports and six stadiums nationwide.

May 2017 TOT collections for the City’s General Fund totaled $24.4 million, bringing the fiscal year-to-date total to $239.4 million, $31.1 million higher than the same time last year.

L.A. County’s Leisure and Hospitality sector reported the highest increase month-to-month of all the major super sectors between April and May 2017, adding 6,300 jobs. Compared to May 2016, the L&H sector added 9,000 jobs, the third highest year-over-year increase, following Educational & Health Services and Professional & Business Services.