Articles tagged “los angeles”

Los Angeles Airport Grapples With Conflicted U.S. Approach to Marijuana

Los Angeles Airport Grapples With Conflicted U.S. Approach to Marijuana

John Rogers, Associated Press

What a legal mess.

3 weeks ago

Warner Bros. Plans Aerial Tram to Deter Tourist Traffic Jams Near Hollywood Sign

Warner Bros. Plans Aerial Tram to Deter Tourist Traffic Jams Near Hollywood Sign

Christopher Palmeri and Gerry Smith, Bloomberg

Warner Bros. obviously has a horse in the race with this project, but this could also end up as a gold standard for how the private sector should step up to solve destination management issues if governments are slow to act.

3 months ago

The Newest Hotels in Los Angeles Are Redefining Luxury Travel

The Newest Hotels in Los Angeles Are Redefining Luxury Travel

Hannah Elliott , Bloomberg

Los Angeles has no dearth of new luxury hotels, and its latest additions are raising the bar when it comes to how travelers can take in the city.

5 months ago

Los Angeles Tourism Sees Travel as a Buffer Against Climate Change

Los Angeles Tourism Sees Travel as a Buffer Against Climate Change

Dan Peltier, Skift

The travel industry feels tourism can help rather than harm the environment. Los Angeles is a destination that's seriously thinking about its role at a time when climate change has already made itself felt in the region.

7 months ago

Los Angeles Takes Its New Tourism Campaign to Hulu

Los Angeles Takes Its New Tourism Campaign to Hulu

Dan Peltier, Skift

The Los Angeles tourism board is one of the few in the U.S. that could launch a campaign like this and have it ring true to travelers from around the world. Its original "Everyone Is Welcome" message likely had an impact on how other destinations addressed the drop-off in international visitors.

8 months ago

How Downtown L.A. Transformed Into a Cultural Destination

How Downtown L.A. Transformed Into a Cultural Destination

Mary Holland, Bloomberg

Like many other neighborhoods in cities around the world, Downtown L.A. no longer resembles its image from your parent's generation and has transformed itself for the better. But some developers are wary that it'll become over-commercialized and lose its character.

10 months ago

Is the Visitor Center Dead? Scotland and LA Have Opposing Answers in the Mobile Era

Is the Visitor Center Dead? Scotland and LA Have Opposing Answers in the Mobile Era

Dan Peltier, Skift

Destinations with visitor centers are adjusting their strategies to ensure their locations are being effectively utilized. The concept of a mobile or pop-up visitor center is also becoming more common, and is certainly a trend to watch in 2018.

12 months ago

Airport-Style Body Scanners Tested in Los Angeles Subway System

Airport-Style Body Scanners Tested in Los Angeles Subway System

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press

Officials in Los Angeles say the machines can scan about 600 people per hour in a bid to detect mass casualty threats. It seems like a great move if the system is effective.

1 year ago

Paris and Los Angeles on Track to Host the Next Summer Olympics Games

Paris and Los Angeles on Track to Host the Next Summer Olympics Games

Michael R. Blood, Associated Press

It is hip to be cynical about the Olympics because recent host cities have mismanaged spending. Yet we believe officials when they say Los Angeles doesn't need to construct new permanent venues and can keep costs in line.

1 year ago

Los Angeles Airport Created a Celeb-Friendly, Paparazzi-Free Terminal

Los Angeles Airport Created a Celeb-Friendly, Paparazzi-Free Terminal

Associated Press

A win for celebrities and high-profile jet setters but arguably, a loss for TMZ.

1 year ago

Los Angeles’ Airport Swapped All the Airlines at Its Terminals

Los Angeles’ Airport Swapped All the Airlines at Its Terminals

Associated Press

Business travelers running on autopilot are the ones who are most likely to show up at the old terminal and then utter a few choice words.

1 year ago

Los Angeles Bid to Host 2024 Olympics Based on Already Having the Venues in Place

Los Angeles Bid to Host 2024 Olympics Based on Already Having the Venues in Place

Beth Harris and Michael R. Blood, Associated Press

Hosting the Olympics is seductive, but like winning a new car on Oprah, there are massive strings attached. Long-term benefits for destination marketers seem murky at best.

1 year ago