Los Angeles

Record tourism boost for L.A.

Los Angeles has been celebrating some tourism industry milestones during the USA’s National Travel & Tourism Week, as new figures reveal visitors pumped an all-time high US$23.9bn directly into the L.A. economy in 2018, generating a record $36.6bn in total economic impact. The fresh statistics come from the new economic impact report released by Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board. Tour...

Resonance Consultancy appointed to develop L.A. Tourism Master Plan

Global destination advisor for real estate, tourism and economic development, Resonance Consultancy, has been engaged by The City of Los Angeles Department of Convention and Tourism Development to develop a long-term Tourism Master Plan. Over the next 11 months, Resonance, which has offices in New York and Vancouver, will come up with a strategy and plan to help the city meet its goals for increas...

L.A celebrates 50m visitors… with a hologram of Kobe Bryant

Los Angeles welcomed 50m visitors in 2018, according to the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board (LATCB). The Board celebrated the milestone, which was achieved two years ahead of target, by enlisting LA-based VNTANA to create a hologram of basketball superstar Kobe Bryant, delivering a message about LA being the ‘sports capital of the world’. A video of the hologram can be viewed above. Thi...

Los Angeles Convention Center hires Vice President of Operations and Vice President of Finance

The Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC), owned by the City of Los Angeles and managed by AEG Facilities, has announced the appointment of Shaun Davis, CVP (pictured left) as the new Vice President of Operations and Ben Zarhoud, CPA (right) as the new Vice President of Finance. Shaun joins the LACC from Salt Lake City, Utah with over 20 years of operations management experience. He most recently s...

Los Angeles Convention Centre becomes the first in the US with permanent 5G WiFi

The Los Angeles Convention Centre (LACC) has become the first convention centre in the United States to permanently install a 5G wireless network. The cutting-edge technology was deployed at the LACC in conjunction with the “GSMA Mobile World Congress Americas, in Partnership with CTIA” on September 12-14, 2018. Doane Liu, executive director of the City of Los Angeles Department of Convention and ...