Top Things to do in Oregon this summer – June 2018


Float rivers, chase waterfalls and uncover the Beaver State’s secrets.

Summer in Oregon means floating on shimmering rivers, devouring triple scoops of ice cream in fresh waffle cones and sipping frosty pints of craft beer during rooftop concerts. But at the state’s most iconic sites, it can also mean crowds. The scores of folks traveling here is understandable given the undeniable beauty and buzzing activity of the season. Still, summer isn’t for taking the paths most trodden — it’s prime time for uncovering the state’s best-kept secrets and revealing a fresh side of much-loved spots you may think you know well.


Oregon Trip Ideas – June 2018


If you’ve been watching your Instagram feed change from fall colors to spring tulips to a sparkling ocean dotted by sea stacks, it must mean one thing: summer is coming. Summer in Oregon is more than just a change of season — it’s a state of mind, a dreamy state of bliss as we head out to our beloved hiking trails, tide pools, waterfalls, campgrounds, lakes and rivers and 363 miles of unspoiled Coast. Here’s a checklist to get started enjoying the summer in true Beaver State style.


What Are the Best Things to Do in NYC This Summer?

Upcoming Events in New York

42nd Annual Macy’s
Fourth of July Fireworks
Each year on Independence Day, pyrotechnics light up the sky, and your clients can take it all in from a number of locations around the City.

US Open Tennis Championships
The annual US Open tennis tournament is one of the sport’s most iconic events. Your clients will be thrilled to see the action in person.

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Sesame Street at Seaworld – Spring 2019


Yesterday, SeaWorld Orlando shared exciting details on a brand-new themed land, opening Spring 2019. Families will be able to walk down Sesame Street for the very first time as Sesame Street at SeaWorld Orlando brings the world famous street to park guests, connecting them to all of the fun, laughter and learning of Sesame Street.

“We are excited to transport our guests into the colorful and creative world of Sesame Street through immersive theming, character interactions and interactive play,” said SeaWorld Orlando President Jim Dean. “Sesame Street at SeaWorld Orlando is an amazing addition to our park, providing more unique and memorable experiences for the entire family.”

Sesame Street at SeaWorld Orlando Highlights:
· Explore: Guests will explore the iconic neighborhood as they walk through Abby Cadabby’s garden, visit Mr. Hooper’s store, stop by Big Bird’s nest, sit on the famous 123 stoop and meet their favorite friends from Sesame Street including Elmo, Cookie Monster and Big Bird.
· Celebrate: Elmo and his furry friends, along with parade dancers will invite guests to join the party on Sesame Street daily during SeaWorld Orlando’s first-ever parade.
· Play: The immersive area will feature exciting rides, wet and dry play areas and interactive experiences designed to entertain the entire family.
“In partnering with Sesame Workshop, we are creating a land for guests to make an authentic connection that can only be found in hugging a furry friend or reading a book with Big Bird,” shared Amanda Trauger, Experience Design Manager for SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment.
Construction on Sesame Street at SeaWorld Orlando is currently underway. The new themed area will be located on the south end of the park, where Happy Harbor currently stands.

For more information, park hours and to purchase tickets, visit Follow SeaWorld on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest event details and information.

About SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment™ is a leading theme park and entertainment company providing experiences that matter and inspiring guests to protect animals and the wild wonders of our world. The company is one of the world’s foremost zoological organizations and a global leader in animal welfare, behavioral training, husbandry and veterinary care. The company collectively cares for what it believes is one of the largest zoological collections in the world and has helped lead advances in the care of animals. The company also rescues and rehabilitates marine and terrestrial animals that are ill, injured, orphaned or abandoned, with the goal of returning them to the wild. The SeaWorld® rescue team has helped more than 31,000 animals in need over the last 50 years.

The company owns or licenses a portfolio of recognized brands including SeaWorld, Busch Gardens® and Sea Rescue®. Over its more than 50-year history, the company has built a diversified portfolio of 12 destination and regional theme parks that are grouped in key markets across the United States, many of which showcase its one-of-a-kind zoological collection. The company’s theme parks feature a diverse array of rides, shows and other attractions with broad demographic appeal which deliver memorable experiences and a strong value proposition for its guests.

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc., a publicly traded company. Visit for more information.

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Denver, Colorado – The Mile High City – IPW 2018

IPW – Bringing the World to America

IPW is the travel industry’s premier international marketplace and the largest generator of travel to the U.S. In just three days of pre-scheduled business appointments, more than 6,000 delegates representing U.S. travel organizations from every region of the USA and international and domestic buyers and media from 70+ countries meet face-to-face to conduct future travel business to the USA.

Join us in Denver, May 19-23, 2018.

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An outdoor city with an easygoing vibe

Denver is a vibrant, active city at the base of the majestic Rocky Mountains. With 300 annual days of sunshine, The Mile High City is a year-round destination that combines rich Western heritage and passion for the outdoors with urban excitement. Its walkable downtown features chef-owned restaurants, brewpubs, professional sports, shopping, family attractions, arts and culture. And the locals you’ll meet have a laid-back, positive attitude and an open, welcoming spirit. Denver is the premier gateway to the best of the Western USA’s national parks including Mesa Verde, one of four national parks in Colorado, as well as Yellowstone in Wyoming and the Canyonlands in Utah.

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Oregon Trip Ideas – May 2018


Behind the scenes of the “Only Slightly Exaggerated” animated film

Shooting stars streak across the night sky as the sun sinks into the Pacific Ocean. Hot air balloons soar over wine country, grape vines unfurling beneath them. Wild horses stream through a desert canyon, and giggling children ride a giant rabbit through a vibrant field of tulips. This is Oregon, “only slightly exaggerated,” as depicted in a dazzling short film that we spent months producing with Wieden+Kennedy. In its first two weeks online, the video racked up around five million views on social media, and hundreds of commenters have asked us how the project came to life. Here’s the behind-the-scenes creation story.


Visit Mall of America – April 2018

Visit Mall of America

Mall of America® (MOA®) is the largest retail and entertainment complex in North America. At 5.6 million square feet, MOA is home to more than 520 world-class shops; Nickelodeon Universe®, the nation’s largest indoor family theme park; SEA LIFE® Minnesota Aquarium, a 1.3 million gallon walk-through aquarium; Hard Rock Cafe; Moose Mountain Adventure Golf; Radisson Blu Mall of America + JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America, luxury hotels connected by skyway to Mall of America; FlyOver America, a flight simulation ride that brings guests on an aerial tour of the United States; and SMAAASH: America’s Adrenaline Arena.

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L.A. Insider Specialist Training Programme – APRIL 2018


LOS ANGELES (11th April, 2018) – Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board (L.A. Tourism) today launched ‘L.A. Insider,’ a new online training tool for travel trade professionals in Scandinavia. The mobile and tablet-friendly programme is the first of its kind for L.A. Tourism. It has been designed to help Scandinavian travel trade better sell the city and stay up-to-date with its latest offerings; the US version launched on February 20, 2018.

Demand for a bespoke online portal of information and selling tools for the travel trade is strong and growing, as global demand to visit Los Angeles continues its rapid upward trajectory. A record 48.3 million tourists visited L.A. in 2017, a figure that is expected to reach 50 million by 2020.

“We’re proud to launch such an advanced training programme, one that will help our clients discover L.A. like an insider and sell L.A. like an expert,” Francine Sheridan, Europe and ME Regional Director, L.A. Tourism. “Los Angeles’ welcoming spirit, celebration of diversity and perfect weather are bringing visitors in greater numbers. New restaurants, attractions and hotels are opening up quickly to meet demand and it can be difficult to stay on top of all the new developments – L.A. Insider aims to provide the travel trade with a one-stop-shop platform for everything they need.”

L.A. Insider, developed by TravPRO which also launched Visit California’s STAR program, will provide easy access to L.A. Tourism’s marketing assets, sales collateral such as factsheets, maps, videos and even neighborhood tours in virtual reality. The program also provides information on the gateway to the West Coast, Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), and updates on the airport’s multi-billion dollar modernization program with multimedia assets added as they become available.

Participants who complete the L.A. Insider training will receive a certificate, access to discounts and specials from L.A. members, the opportunity to participate in FAMs and be entered to win a trip to one of L.A.’s award shows.

“We are extremely grateful for the ongoing support we receive from our industry partners,” said Ernest Wooden Jr., President and CEO of L.A. Tourism. “The launch of L.A. Insider speaks to our commitment to travel trade professionals by providing them with helpful tools they can use on a daily basis as well as recognition for their expertise.”

The market specific modules of L.A. Insider will be added to on a regular basis, for example, in the next couple of months videos of expats describing what it is they love about Los Angeles and tips to make the most of a visit will be included. L.A. Tourism successfully launched a China-specific online training program, L.A. Angels Academy, in October 2015, with over 5,600 registered users and 1.45 million page views.

To learn more or enroll please visit


Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board is a private, non-profit business association whose primary mission is to market and promote Los Angeles as the premier site for leisure travel, meetings and conventions as the City’s official tourism marketing organization.

One of the world’s most dynamic and diverse destinations, Los Angeles is comprised of more than 30 diverse neighborhoods and considered the cultural hub of the Pacific Rim. Home to near-perfect weather, 75 miles of jaw-dropping shoreline, more museums than any other U.S. city and an award-winning culinary scene, Los Angeles presents endless possibilities that keep its more than 47 million annual visitors entertained. For more information, visit the official visitor information website of Los Angeles at, join the more than one million people who follow Discover L.A. at, or follow @discoverLA on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

For more details contact:
Alex Herron
L.A. Tourism
+1 213-236-2375