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August 18, 1991 | JACK ADLER
One of the best-kept secrets in the travel industry, it seems, is the existence of city, state and foreign visitor bureaus, which offer travelers a variety of services such as informational literature, event calendars, discount coupon booklets and maps. While obtaining literature is a key service, bureaus can also provide advance itinerary planning as well as additional advice on sightseeing once travelers have arrived at their destination.
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May 12, 2006 | Michelle Keller
The company that runs the Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau, Pasadena Conference Center and Pasadena Civic Auditorium has named a chief executive to replace Roger Smith, who retired in March after nine years with the nonprofit. The new CEO, Michael Ross, 47, will join Pasadena Center Operating Co. on May 30. Ross previously was CEO of Team San Jose, a nonprofit public-private partnership that manages San Jose's convention and cultural facilities. -- Michelle Keller
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February 26, 1993 | Chris Woodyard / Times staff writer
One would think that Orange County, with its many tourist haunts, would have a concise guide showing visitors all the things they can see and do. Diane Baker, president of the Huntington Beach Conference and Visitors Bureau, was surprised to learn last year that no such guide exists. Individual communities and visitor bureaus have literature describing their own attractions, she said, but she could find nothing that describes the whole county.
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January 22, 2006
This list of visitor offices was provided largely by the California Division of Tourism in Sacramento. It was edited for space. More information: (800) 862-2543, www.visitcalifornia.com. Amador County Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau, (800) 649-4988, fax (209) 223-4425, www.amadorcountychamber.com. Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau, (888) 598-3200, fax (714) 991-8963, www.anaheimoc.org.
BUSINESS
May 12, 2006 | Michelle Keller
The company that runs the Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau, Pasadena Conference Center and Pasadena Civic Auditorium has named a chief executive to replace Roger Smith, who retired in March after nine years with the nonprofit. The new CEO, Michael Ross, 47, will join Pasadena Center Operating Co. on May 30. Ross previously was CEO of Team San Jose, a nonprofit public-private partnership that manages San Jose's convention and cultural facilities. -- Michelle Keller
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January 22, 2006
This list of visitor offices was provided largely by the California Division of Tourism in Sacramento. It was edited for space. More information: (800) 862-2543, www.visitcalifornia.com. Amador County Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau, (800) 649-4988, fax (209) 223-4425, www.amadorcountychamber.com. Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau, (888) 598-3200, fax (714) 991-8963, www.anaheimoc.org.
TRAVEL
April 18, 1999
The following list of local visitors offices, edited by The Times for space, was provided by the California Department of Tourism in Sacramento. Amador County Chamber of Commerce, 125 Peak St., Suite B, Jackson, CA 95642; telephone (209) 223-0350, fax (209) 223-4425. Anaheim/Orange County Visitor and Convention Bureau, P.O. Box 4072, Anaheim, CA 92803; tel. (714) 765-8853, fax (714) 765-8861. Greater Bakersfield Convention and Visitors Bureau, 1325 P St., Bakersfield, CA 93701; tel.
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September 20, 1997 | BRENDA LOREE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ventura County may not have the tourist stature of Yosemite or the Golden Gate Bridge, but don't count it out if you are putting together a list of the state's popular travel destinations. Tourism and hotel occupancy showed a healthy increase this summer over last, say workers at local visitors bureaus. "It looks like our occupancy rate was up 10% in July and August over 1996," said Carol Lavender, director of the Greater Oxnard and Harbor Tourism Bureau. That compares to an increase of 3.
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April 25, 2000 | JENNIFER PENDLETON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When visitors head to Los Angeles for a holiday, the San Fernando Valley usually doesn't rate high on their lists of places to hang out--or maybe even rate at all. Sure, hordes take in Universal Studios, and some even stay nearby. But although the studio theme park and adjoining CityWalk are in the Valley, they don't have much of a Valley identity--nor do they feed many tourists to other attractions nearby. David Iwata wants to change that.
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April 18, 1999
The following list of local visitors offices, edited by The Times for space, was provided by the California Department of Tourism in Sacramento. Amador County Chamber of Commerce, 125 Peak St., Suite B, Jackson, CA 95642; telephone (209) 223-0350, fax (209) 223-4425. Anaheim/Orange County Visitor and Convention Bureau, P.O. Box 4072, Anaheim, CA 92803; tel. (714) 765-8853, fax (714) 765-8861. Greater Bakersfield Convention and Visitors Bureau, 1325 P St., Bakersfield, CA 93701; tel.
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September 20, 1997 | BRENDA LOREE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ventura County may not have the tourist stature of Yosemite or the Golden Gate Bridge, but don't count it out if you are putting together a list of the state's popular travel destinations. Tourism and hotel occupancy showed a healthy increase this summer over last, say workers at local visitors bureaus. "It looks like our occupancy rate was up 10% in July and August over 1996," said Carol Lavender, director of the Greater Oxnard and Harbor Tourism Bureau. That compares to an increase of 3.
BUSINESS
February 26, 1993 | Chris Woodyard / Times staff writer
One would think that Orange County, with its many tourist haunts, would have a concise guide showing visitors all the things they can see and do. Diane Baker, president of the Huntington Beach Conference and Visitors Bureau, was surprised to learn last year that no such guide exists. Individual communities and visitor bureaus have literature describing their own attractions, she said, but she could find nothing that describes the whole county.
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