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California Tourism Month Kick Off

Posted on 05/04/2023
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To kick off California Tourism Month, Doane Liu, Chief Tourism Officer and Executive Director of the City Tourism Department, joined LAWA, the LA Tourism & Convention Board, and Visit California for a press briefing at LAX. They discussed the state of the travel industry’s recovery in Los Angeles, and the impact of tourism on the local economy. Doane Liu also discussed how the LA Convention Center is making a comeback and why the expansion project is needed. Adam Burke, President & CEO of LATCB, shared many great numbers on tourism's impact in 2022, including:

  • $34.5 billion in total business sales (91% of 2019's levels)
  • 528,200 tourism-related careers
  • $287 million to the City's General Fund

Watch the press conference here, view LATCB's press release here, and read a LA Times story about tourism here.