Visit California Comes to Catalina

Visit California Coming to Catalina Island

Avalon, California – February 8, 2016 – Brian Tucker, Visit California’s Industry Relations Representative for Southern California, will be visiting Catalina Island February 17 -19 to meet with an assortment of area businesses and attend a special Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce & Visitor’s Bureau & Visitors Bureau Mixer on February 18.

Members of the community are invited to attend the Mixer and meet Brian.  The Mixer will be held at Restaurant M, at 6:00 PM.  Bites of California style cuisine and a no host bar will be provided.  Reservations are requested.  Cost is $10/$15 for members/nonmembers if paid before February 16, and $15/$20 thereafter.  Phone 310.510.7645 to reserve a spot!

Brian Tucker handles the Visit California industry relations for Los Angeles and Southern California.  He works to help unify California’s travel industry in an effort to effectively reinforce the state’s global position as the premier travel destination around the world.  He is committed to connecting with travel-related partners to ensure they play a role in California’s tourism story.  He also helps partners utilize Visit California’s tools and resources to extend their marketing reach to the California visitor.  He is your go-to person for all things Visit California. With a passion for the California experience, he is proud to advance awareness about the importance travel and tourism has on California.

Visit California (also known as the California Travel and Tourism Commission), is a 501(c)6 nonprofit corporation formed in 1998 to market California as a desirable tourism destination.    Visit California works in close coordination with California’s Division of Tourism – while Visit California conducts marketing programs that drive visitation, the Division of Tourism oversees the assessment program that helps to fund these initiatives.

The budget for California’s tourism marketing is funded by investors in five industry segments:

·         Accommodations

·         Attractions

·         Passenger Car Rental

·         Restaurants & Retail

·         Travel Services

The mission of the Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce & Visitor’s Bureau & Visitors Bureau is to attract visitors and advocate for commerce on Catalina Island.  As the official Destination Marketing Organization of Catalina Island, the nonprofit is governed by an elected board of directors and is funded in-part through the collection of Transient Occupancy Taxes paid by guests staying in area hotels and vacation rentals.  www.catalinachamber.com

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