News & Notes - July 2019


MarketOutlookForum

Los Angeles Market Outlook Forum – August 20, 2019

Register now for the 7th annual Los Angeles Market Outlook Forum on Tuesday, August 20, an exclusive members-only event highlighting: 

  • Key insights into travel industry trends and forecasts 
  • First look at Los Angeles Tourism’s 2020 global sales and marketing plans
  • Dedicated breakout sessions for hotel and non-hotel attendees
  • Expert guest speakers

New this year, Los Angeles Market Outlook Forum will feature a dedicated breakout session for hoteliers and non-hotel members. Hotel members can hear from guest speakers including John Hach, TravelClick; Chris Klauda, STR; as well as Bryan Churchill and Kathy McAdams, Los Angeles Tourism. The session for non-hotel members will feature Eric Gradman, Two Bit Circus; Bill Karz, Los Angeles Tourism & Katie Stadius, MBuy; and Judge Craig Mitchell, Founder, Skid Row Running Club.
 

The complimentary event for members will take place at the J.W. Marriott L.A. LIVE in Downtown Los Angeles. After the program, stay for the Member Mixer and network with the Los Angeles Tourism team and industry colleagues. Registration emails were delivered to your inbox.

dineLA Summer 19

Summer dineL.A. Restaurant Week Through July 26, 2019

2019 Summer dineL.A. Restaurant Week is taking place through July 26, 2019. The 15-day dining event showcases Los Angeles as a premier dining destination embracing the city’s diverse and exciting culinary scene across L.A.’s neighborhoods. Exclusively available during dineL.A. Restaurant Week, this summer’s program welcomes the addition of a new tier of dinner-only tasting menus (5+ courses; $99+) from many of L.A.’s top fine-dining restaurants including La Boucherie, Maude, and Spago Beverly Hills.

Visitors and Angelenos can enjoy specially-priced lunch and dinner menus at 433 participating restaurants, the largest dineL.A. to-date. The value-driven lunch menus range from $15, $20, $25, to $35 with dinner menus priced at $29, $39, $49, $59 and $99+.

In continued celebration of the program’s eleven years promoting culinary excellence, dineL.A. is introducing a new Instagram sweepstakes, The Hunt is On. To learn how to win The Hunt is On, diners need to follow dineL.A. on Instagram, and follow the clues on dineL.A.’s Instagram Stories during the 15-day event.

For more information about 2019 Summer dineL.A. Restaurant Week, please visit
dineLA.com.

Member Tip

Be sure to confirm or update your listings for the 2020 Official Visitor's Guide and Meeting & Travel Professionals Guide. Be sure to log into the Member Portal to make any updates.

Industry News & Notes

4th of July Weekend was expected to see a record-breaking 49 million domestic travelers, according to AAA, a 4.1% increase over last year. The number of Independence Day travelers has increased for six consecutive years due to continued consumer confidence amid lower unemployment and increased discretionary income.

 

Los Angeles World Airports projected that about 2.9 million people will travel through Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) over the 11-day holiday period surrounding this year's Independence Day.

 

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti joined Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) leadership and elected officials for a ceremonial groundbreaking for the Intermodal Transportation Facility – West (ITF-West), a key component of Los Angeles International Airport’s (LAX) Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP). Located between Westchester Parkway and 96th Street, the ITF-West, a parking structure and mobility hub, will be the first component of LAX’s modernization projects to be completed, opening in 2021. Two new roadways – Jetway Boulevard and 93rd Street – will provide direct access to the facility.

 

L.A. County's Leisure & Hospitality industry had the largest month-to-month gain of all 11 super sectors between April and May 2019, adding 9,400 (an increase of 1.7%) to reach a total of 552,200 jobs. Compared to the same time period last year, the sector grew by 2.4%, or 12,700 jobs.

 

Visitors generated $27.7 million in transient occupancy tax collections for the city’s general fund in May 2019. TOT collections for the current fiscal year now total $291.9 million, an increase of 7.0% compared to the same time last year. Of the total TOT collected, $56.8 million was remitted by short-term rentals.


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