Articles tagged “los angeles”

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Los Angeles Sees Record Tourism Numbers for 5th Year in a Row

Los Angeles Sees Record Tourism Numbers for 5th Year in a Row

Associated Press

We've yet to see a major U.S. destination not post positive numbers for 2015. Will a 2016 with a strong dollar be any different?

4 years ago

Skift MeetingsIQ: Smart City Meetings in Vienna, Smart Content in L.A.

Skift MeetingsIQ: Smart City Meetings in Vienna, Smart Content in L.A.

Greg Oates, Skift

Destinations from Vienna to Los Angeles are promoting their smart city infrastructure and technology to engage meeting planners and attendees.

4 years ago

The Strategy Behind Los Angeles Tourism’s New Meeting Planner Site

The Strategy Behind Los Angeles Tourism’s New Meeting Planner Site

Greg Oates, Skift

At last, a U.S. tourism bureau has developed its digital meetings content and user interface on par with the best leisure content/UI available out there.

4 years ago

Disney Is Looking at Surge Pricing to Better Control Crowds

Disney Is Looking at Surge Pricing to Better Control Crowds

Jason Clampet, Skift

Disney has figured out a way to get guests to spend more money once they're inside the gates, so it can afford to thin the herd a bit to improve the guest experience.

4 years ago

Billionaire Wants L.A. to Be the World’s Next Great Art Destination

Billionaire Wants L.A. to Be the World’s Next Great Art Destination

Katya Kazakina and John Gittelsohn, Bloomberg

It's telling that there are so many dollar signs in this story, because that's what modern art is all about, and L.A. Is the best place to observe this as a visitor.

4 years ago

Los Angeles Wants to Improve Public Transit in Order to Attract the Olympics

Los Angeles Wants to Improve Public Transit in Order to Attract the Olympics

Associated Press

Los Angeles is better at public transportation that people give it credit for. And if it takes a boondoggle like the Olympics to get the city to make it better we're all for it.

4 years ago

Uber and Lyft Now Have Free Rein at Los Angeles Airport

4 years ago

Los Angeles Skyscraper Adds a Tourist Observation Deck to Its Mix

4 years ago

Santa Monica’s New Rental Law Continues Southern California Crack Down on Airbnb

Santa Monica’s New Rental Law Continues Southern California Crack Down on Airbnb

Associated Press

This law, like most of its kind, is aimed at people who turn their place into short-term rental properties, not the kind of host that rents a spare room to make ends meet.

4 years ago

Los Angeles Welcomed a Record 44.2 Million Visitors in 2014

Los Angeles Welcomed a Record 44.2 Million Visitors in 2014

Samantha Shankman, Skift

International visitors, especially coming from China, will be what fuel Los Angeles' tourism industry for the upcoming future. Catering products and experiences to these guests will take priority over U.S. visitors.

4 years ago

Interview: Discover Los Angeles CEO’s Strategies for Success at Home and Abroad

Interview: Discover Los Angeles CEO’s Strategies for Success at Home and Abroad

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Attracting tourists to LA is a task that's been completed tenfold by the movie industry but, as an international destination, every global and local topic and trend impacting tourism plays itself out in some form in the city.

4 years ago

10 Most Instagrammed Places of 2014

10 Most Instagrammed Places of 2014

Joyce Manalo, Skift

It is no surprise that most of the locations are tourist destinations, with the exception of two sites in Russia.

5 years ago