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Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board Announce 47.3 Million Visitors

According to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board President & CEO Ernest Wooden Jr., Los Angeles had a record 47.3 million visitors in 2016.

This is the sixth consecutive year they have broken visitation records. The new record is 1.7 million visitors higher than 2015’s total—an increase of 3.8 percent from the previous year.

Dream Hollywood’s Executive Management Team Appointed

Hotel brand and management company Dream Hotel Group has announced three new hospitality executives to lead Dream Hollywood in Los Angeles: Ayo Akinsete as general manager, Kendall Viola as director of sales and marketing, and Carly Skinner as manager. The team will lead the hotel through its February 2017 launch.

How to Get the Most Out of Event Photography

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Lonely Planet Named Los Angeles Best In Travel

Lonely Planet’s Best In Travel 2017 is a prestigious list of some of the world’s greatest travel destinations. This year, Los Angeles was named a top US city travel destination, and overall ranked third in the world.

Lin Schatz Appointed General Manager for Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya

Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya has named Lin Schatz as the general manage; she will oversee the opening of the property in December 2016 and manage the pre-opening stages and all property operations. Schatz, a hospitality and Hyatt veteran, started his career at Hyatt Hotels Corporation and has been there for more than 25 years. He previously served as the general manager for Andaz West Hollywood in Los Angeles and other locations including Hyatt Key West.

Discover Los Angeles Launches Innovative Virtual Reality Platform

During this year’s IMEX America in Las Vegas Oct. 18–20, the  Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board launched Virtual Discovery L.A., a virtual reality travel platform that gives meeting professionals an immersive 360-degree viewing experience of 50-plus  venues and locations across Los Angeles—the most comprehensive virtual tour of any place on the planet.  

AEG Releases 2016 Sustainability Report

At SXSW Eco, AEG announced their release of the 2016 AEG Sustainability Report. They also revealed their goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2020.

The company is committed to reducing their eco-footprint. So far, they have been able to reduce emissions by 13 percent—an equivalent to eliminating 3,200 vehicles on the road.

Their goals for 2020 are to reduce GHG emissions by 3.2 percent per year, reduce potable water at water-stressed sites by 2.3 percent each year, and divert 70 percent of waste from landfill.

Event Snapshots: The Who’s Who of the Culinary World Gathers in LA

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The IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals) had its 38th annual conference in Los Angeles. Most of the three-day event took place at the Loew’s Hotel Hollywood, where cookbook authors, leading bloggers and food writers, editors, publishers, digital media pioneers and reps from major cooking brands attended immersive workshops and educational sessions.

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