News & Notes - June 2019

Instagram | 2019 Summer dineL>A. Restaurant Week

Instagram | 2019 Summer dineL>A. Restaurant Week

Summer dineL.A. Restaurant Week Returns July 12 – 26, 2019

dineL.A. announced the return of 2019 Summer dineL.A. Restaurant Week, taking place July 12 – 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.

This summer, visitors and Angelenos can enjoy specially-priced lunch and dinner menus at over 400 participating restaurants. The value-driven lunch menus range from $15, $20, $25, to $35, with dinner menus priced at $29, $39, $49, $59, and $99+. Among the list of more than 400 restaurants include some of L.A.’s most buzzed about new restaurant arrivals of the year such as downtown L.A.’s 40,000-square-foot Manufactory LA (Tartine Bianco and Alameda Supper Club), Atrium, and Capital Seafood Beverly Hills. These newcomers are complemented by longstanding bastions of dineL.A. who have arguably shaped the city’s dining scene over the past several decades including two Michelin star and James Beard Award winning Chef Michael Cimarusti’s Providence, Bäco Mercat, and Night+Market Sahm. 

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

Market Outlook Forum 2019

Los Angeles Tourism Market Outlook Forum – August 20, 2019

Save the date for Los Angeles Tourism’s 7th annual 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

The complimentary event for members will take place at the JW Marriott LA 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 will be sent to your inbox soon.

Member Tip

 Make sure your account contacts are up-to-date. Log into the Member Portal to add and update contacts within your account. 

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LAX Gateway Pylons | Photo courtesy of Los Angeles International Airport, Facebook


U.S. Travel released its April Travel Trends Index (TTI) which showed travel to and within the U.S. grew 3.0% year-over-year in April, marking the industry's 112th straight month of overall expansion. International inbound travel had an expected April recovery in year-over-year international travel due to the timing of the Easter holiday. However, the predictive Leading Travel Index estimates April's robust international travel growth will not hold, and growth of the inbound market will slow to 0.8% through October.

Visitors generated $28.1 million in transient occupancy tax collections for the city’s general fund in April 2019. TOT collections for the current fiscal year now total $264.2 million, an increase of 7.8% compared to the same time last year.

LAX Airport officials estimated 1.4 million travelers passed through the airport during Memorial Day Weekend, a new record.

Memorial Day Weekend was also expected to record 43 million domestic travelers on the road, according to AAA. That total is a 3.6% increase over last year and the second highest volume since AAA began keeping records in 2000.

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