Articles tagged “los angeles”

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.

2 months 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.

3 months 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.

5 months 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.

5 months 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.

5 months ago

Beverly Hills Mixes Wealth and Health in New Tourism Push

Beverly Hills Mixes Wealth and Health in New Tourism Push

Laura Powell, Skift

Now you can spend a fortune shopping on Rodeo Drive, then find a place to quietly contemplate your coming credit card bill.

5 months ago

Los Angeles Wants Its ‘Everyone is Welcome’ Campaign to Connect With Global Millennials

Los Angeles Wants Its ‘Everyone is Welcome’ Campaign to Connect With Global Millennials

Dan Peltier, Skift

Los Angeles is part of a trend across major global cities as they attempt to distance themselves from less welcoming parts of their countries. Most cities can't claim to be as diverse as Los Angeles, which helps its message appear honest yet measured.

6 months ago

Queen Mary Floating Hotel in Los Angeles Would Take $300 Million to Repair

Queen Mary Floating Hotel in Los Angeles Would Take $300 Million to Repair

Associated Press

Old, iconic cruise ships never die -- they become floating hotels. But even an international fundraising campaign, an idea being floated in Scotland, may be too little to save the rusting Queen Mary this time around.

7 months ago

The Saddest Museum in the U.S. Is Now Open in Los Angeles

The Saddest Museum in the U.S. Is Now Open in Los Angeles

Christopher Weber, Associated Press

Not every great attraction needs priceless artifacts. Sometimes it's just a combination of great stories and solid curation.

10 months ago

L.A. Tourism Launches Virtual Reality Platform for Meeting Planners

L.A. Tourism Launches Virtual Reality Platform for Meeting Planners

Greg Oates, Skift

Meet L.A.'s new VR/360 video initiative helps planners better understand how to incorporate the sprawling city's event venues and local communities into their programs.

12 months ago

Airbnb Agrees to Collect Taxes From its Hosts in Los Angeles

Airbnb Agrees to Collect Taxes From its Hosts in Los Angeles

Deanna Ting, Skift

Does this tax-collection agreement mean Airbnb is completely legal in Los Angeles? Not really. But if you're renting out your home as a short-term rental, the city wants to make sure it gets its cut of the business, even as it's revising its short-term rental laws.

1 year ago

Skift’s New Video Series: What Keeps Travel Industry CMOs Up at Night

Skift’s New Video Series: What Keeps Travel Industry CMOs Up at Night

Jason Clampet, Skift

We turned the camera on four of travel's marketing leaders to learn what keeps them up at night. Here's what they had to say.

1 year ago