Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board333 South Hope Street, 18th Floor, Los Angeles, California, 90071-1409
333 South Hope Street, 18th Floor
Los Angeles, California, 90071-1409
Phone: (800) 228-2452
Fax: (213) 624-9746
Let our award-winning team of specialists put their expertise to work for you every step of the way, from initial contact, until your last delegate leaves.
Los Angeles is one of the world's most popular travel destinations. According to the Travel Industry Association of America (TIA), LA was the fourth-largest destination for domestic travel in the U.S. in 2003, outranked only by Las Vegas, Orlando, and Chicago; it was the second-ranked U.S. destination for international travel, according to the International Trade Administration. In 2003, the travel and tourism industry in Los Angeles provided more employment for area residents than any other industry besides international trade.
More than 256,000 metro LA residents were employed in the travel and tourism industry in 2003. That makes LA one hospitable destination indeed for its 22.2 million annual visitors. The visitors come from far and wide: the majority are domestic visitors, but over one in five are international travelers from places like Mexico, Canada, Japan, the United Kingdom, and Australia. Visitors to LA injected $11 billion into the local economy last year.
Not surprisingly, Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), located at the western edge of the LA basin, is the world's 5th busiest airport. The city's airport agency, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA)- which also oversees Ontario International Airport (ONT)- is prosperous and growing, with plans to modernize its facilities. Airports within other LA County cities, like Burbank and Long Beach, are also growing as both origin and destination points for national and international flights serving the greater Los Angeles area.
From meeting facilities, theaters and restaurants-to event venues, hotels, sights and so much more, our Client Services team has the inside scoop on them all. And they'll help your group take advantage of everything the City of Angels has to offer.
Let our award-winning team of specialists put their expertise to work for you every step of the way, from initial contact, until your last delegate leaves, to help you with:
• Site inspections
• Marketing opportunities
• Destination Management Companies
• Transportation, Attractions, Guest/Spouse Programs
• Offsite venue selection
• And everything in between!
Whether your group is small and intimate, or includes hundreds or even thousands of attendees, we can help you plan the perfect event.