Renowned hotel brand and management company Dream Hotel Group has announced the appointments of three seasoned hospitality executives to lead its west coast flagship, Dream Hollywood. Ayo Akinsete will take up the role of general manager at the property, while Kendall Viola will become director of sales and marketing, while Carly Skinner will become hotel manager.
The Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board has announced the appointment of Ashlee Ciora as senior director, tourism. Ciora will be responsible for overseeing strategy and programming for half of LA Tourism’s international markets in coordination with Stephanie Nakasone, who will continue to oversee the other half. Ciora will report to Kathy Smits, vice president, tourism, at LA Tourism. Most recently, Ciora served as vice president of travel industry sales for the Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Millions of LAX passengers will now be able to reach their connecting flights more quickly and conveniently, thanks to a brand-new, $148-million facility at the airport. The Terminal 4 Connector is a new piece of the LAX Central Terminal Area that connects the airport’s south side terminals — Terminals 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 — with the Tom Bradley International Terminal.
The iconic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, which first opened its doors in May of 1927, has recently relaunched following a $25 million renovation. At the heart of the re-launch has been Salvatore Imposimato, vice president of brand experience. With 20 years of experience in the luxury hospitality business, he has run some of the most in demand bars and nightlife spots in the world, all while managing a healthy dose of traditional travel marketing. Here Breaking Travel News speaks to Imposimato about his latest project.
From today visitors to Los Angeles will have the opportunity to experience the city’s neighbourhoods like never before as the second phase of the long-awaited Metro Expo Line Extension from Culver City to Santa Monica is completed. To commemorate this milestone and celebrate the three-year anniversary of its eco-tourism initiative, car-free LA. Discover Los Angeles is unveiling two new self-guided itineraries.
Saudi Arabian Airlines will increase its flights between Saudi Arabia and Los Angeles from three departures a week to five from June 1st. This is in anticipation of increased demand during the peak season and in keeping with its continued expansion in its services in North America and elsewhere.
Emirates has announced it plans to launch a second daily service from Dubai International Airport (DXB) to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Friday July 1st, 2016. The second Los Angeles flight will be operated with an Emirates’ Airbus A380-800ULR aircraft in a three-class configuration with 14 private suites in First class, 76 seats in Business class and 401 seats in Economy class.
The Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board (L.A. Tourism), the organization responsible for marketing and selling Los Angeles to travellers and meeting planners globally, has appointed Lisa Stewart UK and Ireland MICE Representative. In this role, Stewart will be responsible for building key account relationships and identifying new MICE business opportunities for the destination.
Last year was a record breaking year for Los Angeles, with 41.4 million visitors spending time in the city. Officials at the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board are now seeking to build on this success, with a new vision for tourism in the city recently unveiled.
The car is no longer king in LA. With over 120 miles of new bike ways created within the city of Los Angeles in the last two years, increased Metro transit options and the expanded frequency and reach of CicLAvia—the nation’s largest open streets event—the city is putting the brakes on its car-centric roots.
The Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board (LA Tourism), the travel industry sales and marketing organization for Los Angeles globally, has exceeded one million Facebook fans, becoming the first U.S. convention and visitors bureau (CVB) to hit this milestone.