Winter 2018 marked the 10-year anniversary for dineL.A., Discover Los Angeles’s program, which exists to discover, support and promote L.A.’s culinary scene. In effort to continue the celebration, dineL.A. partnered with 10 of L.A.’s best local shops to offer their version of the ultimate L.A. donut as part of dineL.A. Donut Trek, kicking off on June 1, 2018.
Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board announced Los Angeles County’s record-setting 48.5 million visitors pumped an all-time high $22.7 billion directly into the L.A. economy in 2017, generating a record $34.9 billion in total economic impact (including the induced and indirect benefits). The announcement coincides with National Travel & Tourism Week, an annual event established by Congress and organized by the U.S. Travel Association to celebrate the power of travel.
LOS ANGELES (February 20, 2018) – Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board (L.A. Tourism) today launched ‘L.A. Insider,’ a new online training tool for travel trade professionals. The mobile and tablet-friendly program is the first of its kind for L.A. Tourism. It has been designed to help U.S. and Canadian travel trade better sell the city and stay up-to-date with its latest offerings, with modules for international markets to follow in the coming months.
Winter in Los Angeles might not include the glistening of snow, but visitors can expect the city to be glowing with celebrities, red carpets and champagne toasts as the beginning of Awards Season is here. This year, the Academy Awards celebrated its 90th Anniversary on Sunday, March 4 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Beyond Awards Season, there is much to celebrate in Los Angeles in the coming months including new hotel openings such as NoMad Los Angeles and Hotel Figueroa, major new restaurant openings like David Chang’s Majordomo in Chinatown and exciting exhibitions such as KING TUT opening at California Science Center on March 24.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board (L.A. Tourism) President & CEO Ernest Wooden Jr. announced Los Angeles welcomed 48.3 million visitors in 2017, setting a new tourism milestone for the seventh consecutive year. The record figure is 1.0 million visitors higher than 2016’s total, an increase of 2.2%, driven by an all-time high 41.2 million domestic visitors. International visitation overall grew 0.9% to a record 7.1 million visitors, outperforming both its projected forecast and inbound travel to the United States as a whole in 2017.