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Tourism Continued to Support Oxnard’s Economy in 2018 Travel Industry Thrives in Oxnard/Ventura County and Across California

Tourism Continued to Support Oxnard’s Economy in 2018 Travel Industry Thrives in Oxnard/Ventura County and Across California

Oxnard Convention & Visitors Bureau   Oxnard, CA – May 6, 2019 – Oxnard and Ventura County continued to thrive from visitor spending in 2018.  According to Dean Runyan Associates, visitor spending in Ventura County reached $1,801.9 million and supported 17,360 jobs, a 5.3% and 3.2% boost from last year, respectively.  This growth highlights the […]

Camarillo Tourism Organization Unveils New Website

Camarillo Tourism Organization Unveils New Website

CAMARILLO, CALIF –The Camarillo Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), a destination marketing organization for the City of Camarillo, is pleased to announce the launch of its newly redesigned tourism website at VisitCamarillo.com. The new website features a modern clean design, high-quality video production and improved functionality to highlight all there is to see and do […]

Camarillo Old Town Association’s 5th Annual Wine Walk Celebrates Downtown and Local Businesses 9-30-18

Camarillo Old Town Association’s 5th Annual Wine Walk Celebrates Downtown and Local Businesses 9-30-18

Camarillo, CA: On Sunday, September 30, 2018, from 1:00 – 4:00 PM, Camarillo Old Town Association (COTA) is having its 5th Annual Wine Walk in historic downtown Camarillo, California. More than 25 local business stops, up and down Ventura Boulevard, will provide dining, entertainment, and shopping with live music, art, food, beer, craft beers, and […]

Visit Ventura | Driving the Economy Through Tourism

Visit Ventura | Driving the Economy Through Tourism

Visit Ventura proudly presents their third annual end of year video depicting a summary of their efforts through FY17/18. It has been an unforgettable year filled with resiliency and commit that resulted in a 3.3% increase in Transient Occupancy Tax year over year notwithstanding impacts from what was at the time the largest wildlife in California’s modern […]

Northern California fires may hammer tourism, add to housing crisis

Northern California fires may hammer tourism, add to housing crisis

by Chris Reed The deadly and massively destructive wildfires now in their second week of ravaging Northern California’s wine country are likely to have lengthy negative effects on the region’s economy. But it could also exacerbate perhaps its most pressing social problem – housing costs so high they leave even some middle-class families living paycheck to paycheck. […]

History of Catalina Bison: Hollywood, Tourism and Ecology

History of Catalina Bison: Hollywood, Tourism and Ecology

Countless visitors to Santa Catalina Island off the coast of California take a rough, bumpy ride into the island’s interior in hopes of finding a piece of Hollywood history. “In 1924, approximately 14 bison were brought to the island for the filming of a movie, and they did not end up being in the movie, […]

Santa Paula Tourism Plan 2025

Santa Paula Tourism Plan 2025

By Sheryl Hamlin A graduate class (CSUN RTM 580 Tourism Policy & Planning Spring 2017) at California State University Northridge (CSUN) chose Santa Paula as the case study for their class project. Starting in January 2017, the team analyzed the area’s strengths and weaknesses, created and analyzed a survey, and recommended a course of action […]

Ventura Visitors and Convention Bureau’s New Hire

Ventura Visitors and Convention Bureau’s New Hire

Ventura Visitors and Convention Bureau (VVCB) has hired Fiorella Calderoni as their new Communications Coordinator replacing Suzanne Baird. The VVCB Board and Staff have thoroughly enjoyed working with Suzanne over the past two years, but a unique opportunity has arisen for her family that is taking her out of the area. Marlyss Auster, VVCB Executive […]

Santa Paula: Citizens present to City Council

Santa Paula: Citizens present to City Council

By Sheryl Hamlin On May 21, 2015, the city council hosted the citizens of Santa Paula in preparation for the 2015/2016 budget. Recall that at the December 2014 City Council meeting, newly elected council member Gherardi proposed a “Goal Setting Workshop” outside of the format of a regularly scheduled council meeting. Subsequently she reiterated this […]

Donna’s Anacapa Island trip- once in a lifetime event occurred there today

Donna’s Anacapa Island trip- once in a lifetime event occurred there today

By George Miller One of our photographers, Donna Hendricks, took the boat out to Anacapa today on one of the finest weather days of the year. Not only did she get to enjoy the wildflowers, lighthouse view and kayakers frolicking over kelp forests in the shallows, but a once in a lifetime event occurred in […]