Words from Wooden - December 2016

President and CEO Ernest Wooden Jr., LATCB

The most wonderful time of year is upon us as we begin to gather with friends, family and colleagues to create everlasting memories and reflect on the past year. And it has truly been another incredible year for L.A.’s tourism industry. Global interest and desire for the Los Angeles experience continues to thrive, propelling the City of Angels towards another record-breaking year in 2016.

And the fruitful stream of media attention for the destination continues to pour in. Instagram, the wildly popular photo-sharing platform, recently named Los Angeles the sixth most-Instagrammed city in the world for 2016 (based on geotags). In fact, several local destinations and attractions from across the city were also included on their most-Instagrammed locations list. You can read more about this recognition in our News & Notes section.

We also just announced the return of Winter dineL.A. with specially-priced menus from L.A.’s newest and most treasured restaurants taking place January 13-27, 2017. Los Angeles continues to grow as a dynamic culinary destination and Winter dineL.A. is a celebration of our city’s rich, culinary diversity featuring more than 300 restaurants. 

Please accept my sincerest thanks for your time, guidance and endless support of L.A.’s tourism industry throughout the year and, in turn, the people, businesses and communities that rely on it as an engine of prosperity. I wish you and yours the very best for the upcoming holiday season and every success in the coming year.

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