A Note from Ernie - August 2019

Ernest Wooden Jr.

Dear Friends,

It was fantastic to see a packed ballroom at our 7th annual Los Angeles Market Outlook Forum last week. I’m confident every member who attended walked away with a greater understanding of our future tourism landscape and armed with industry trends that will help shape their marketing strategies.

Please be sure to refer to our proprietary 2019 Marketing and Planning Resource, which provides a comprehensive collection of local tourism data, economic indicators, lodging statistics, visitor profiles, forecasts and air market data. Its content is derived from several unbiased sources including government agencies, economic research firms and tourism & hospitality experts.

Tourism continues to power more area jobs than ever before as L.A. County’s Leisure & Hospitality sector maintained an average of 538,533 jobs during fiscal year 18/19, marking the ninth consecutive year of growth. In fact, employment within this sector has grown by 41% during the last nine years – an incredible growth rate!

These are just a few of the many updates from Los Angeles Tourism that we’re sharing with you in August’s newsletter. As always, we will continue to work on behalf of our members and partners to bring the world to Los Angeles.

Best wishes,

Ernest Wooden Jr.
President and CEO
Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board

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