Published on : Thursday, January 11, 2018
At an event in the Los Angeles international airport the Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board President & CEO Ernest Wooden Jr. announced that the city of L.A. welcomed a record number of visitors in 2017 for the seventh consecutive year.
Wooden said that China once again played a significant role in achieving seventh consecutive year of record tourism in Los Angeles with 1.1 million visitors. China is number one overseas international market.
He further added that last year, they expanded their marketing efforts there with the opening of our fourth tourism office expanding their footprint southwest to Chengdu, He further seeks new opportunities to grow their market share.
Their partners were teamed with Los Angeles World Airports to secure direct air service from under-served second-tier cities like Shenzhen and Xiamen, where there is enormous opportunity for growth.
A strong growth was forecasted from China for the foreseeable future and will continue to promote Los Angeles to ensure it remains a top destination of choice for all Chinese travelers.
According to a report released by Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board in January 2017 Los Angeles had become the first ever U.S. city destination to receive more than one million Chinese visitors in one year.
The city attracted a growing stream of Chinese visitors with a 6 percent year-over-year increase in 2017.
The two Los Angeles tourism promoters at an event mentioned that Los Angeles welcomed 48.3 million visitors in 2017, a new record for the seventh consecutive year.
It was revealed that the record figure was 1.0 million visitors higher than 2016’s total showing an increase of 2.2 percent, driven by an all-time high 41.2 million domestic visitors and an all-time high 7.1 million international visitors.