News & Notes - September 2019

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Sunset at The Venice Whaler
Sunset at The Venice Whaler | Photo: @libbyriddle, Instagram

Los Angeles Tourism Launches "Endless Summer" Promotion

Los Angeles Tourism launched an Endless Summer promotion to celebrate the fall season which features some of the best weather of the year, incredible surf and a full calendar of outdoor movie screenings and concerts.

34 area hotels from L.A.’s five regions are offering deals and discounts of up to 35% off as part of the promotion. Full details available on


Participating hotels have included such perks as shopping gift cards to Westfield Century City, room upgrades, resort credits and museum tickets, in addition to overall percentages off rooms booked, and include hotels in L.A.’s five regions: Venice/Beach Cities, The Valley, Downtown, the Westside and Hollywood.


MWC Los Angeles - October 22-24, 2019

We are living in the era of Intelligent Connectivity – Where speed, convenience, and intelligence converge; inspiring innovations that keep us connected to everything and everyone. An era defined by highly contextualized and personalized experiences, delivered when and where you want them.

We are witnessing the powerful convergence of 5G, IoT, AI and Big Data, and MWC Los Angeles provides the platform for businesses to harness that potential and position themselves for maximum success.

MWC Los Angeles is where attendees will experience live 5G networks, firsthand.

This must-attend B2B industry event gathers global decision-makers in telco, tech and adjacent industries with US and North American digital leadership at the forefront. Attendees from around the world come to LA to learn from North America’s leaders about the future of 5G implementation.

From October 22-24th, 2019 the mobile industry will convene in Los Angeles to discover how Intelligent Connectivity will shape the future of our digital experiences, the industry and the world. This annual event provides a unique platform for business opportunities and relationship-building. MWC Los Angeles will include companies showcasing the latest innovations; a world-class conference featuring inspiring keynotes and discussions; and one-of-a-kind networking opportunities. This is the premier opportunity to connect with the influencers that are leading the transformation in the region. Join us at MWC Los Angeles.

31st Annual Southern California Visitor Industry Outlook Conference

Join the Collins College of Hospitality Management and CBRE Hotels for the 31st Annual Southern California Visitor Industry Outlook Conference to be held at Great Wolf Lodge in Garden Grove. Hear from noted experts, representing a range of travel sectors, offer their best assessment of the economic situation and how it may affect your business. All attendees receive an electronic link of CBRE Hotel's 2020 Lodging Forecast and will be able to enjoy a continental breakfast buffet before the conference begins. 

Click here to register and to view the full agenda.

Member Tip

Check out the “What’s New in LA” update in the Member Portal - under the Partner Bulletins section. Los Angeles Tourism's PR team complies this document quarterly, which is now available for Members. 


Member Run with Skid Row Running Club

Los Angeles Tourism thanks our members who joined the first-ever member run to support the Skid Row Running Club on Thursday, Sept. 19 in Downtown. The group's early morning 5-mile run went into Boyle Heights and through the Arts District and Little Tokyo before ending at the Midnight Mission in support of this worthy cause.


Transient occupancy tax collections for the City's General Fund in June 2019 totaled $27 million, bringing the Fiscal Year 2018-2019 total to a record-breaking $318.9 million, a 6.6% year-over-year increase.

July 2019 was a busy month for the Los Angeles Convention Center with three citywide events and six major local events attracting more than 463,800 guests. Total economic impact generated by hosted events during July was a projected $83.2 million.

Mayor Eric Garcetti broke ground today on the Consolidated Rent-A-Car (ConRAC) facility at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), which will centralize rental car operations into one convenient location and offer a direct connection to the upcoming Automated People Mover (APM) train. The 5.3 million square foot ConRAC facility will feature 18,000 parking stalls with 6,600 ready/return spaces, 10,000 idle vehicle storage spaces, and 1,100 rental car employee spaces as well as visitor parking. A Quick-Turn Around facility will also be on-site, allowing for fueling, washing, and light maintenance of rental car vehicles.

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