2012 winner of ‘Best Domestic Destination’ set to wow attendees again with interactive, informative, and tech-forward booth.

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Duffy Boats in Newport Harbor (Photo: visitnewportbeachnews.com)

Duffy Boats in Newport Harbor (Photo: visitnewportbeachnews.com)

Newport Beach, California (PRWEB) February 22, 2013 - Visit Newport Beach Inc., the destination marketing organization for Newport Beach, California, is set to exhibit at the 15th annual Los Angeles Times Travel Show at booth 305. As the 2012 ‘Best Domestic Destination’ winner, Visit Newport Beach Inc. is set to create another entertaining and educational booth that allows attendees to discover a world-class coastal resort destination: Newport Beach, California. The Los Angeles Times Travel Show will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center over the course of three days from February 22-24, 2013. Friday kicks off the weekend with a day for travel professionals only, on Friday from 9am – 6pm. The consumer show will take place Saturday and Sunday from 10am – 5pm.

“Our mission at Visit Newport Beach Inc. is to let the world know about sophisticated, yet down-to-earth seaside paradise that is Newport Beach, California,” says Vicki Higgins, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Visit Newport Beach Inc. “The LA Times Travel Show is a key opportunity to share our destination’s unparalleled attractions and amenities with consumers.”

This year’s booth will provide a dynamic, interactive environment where Visit Newport Beach Inc. destination experts will provide individualized introductions about the destination to each attendee. Along with informative brochures and other collateral materials, attendees will be wowed by spectacular video presentations showcasing Newport Beach’s diverse array of tourism offerings – from accommodations to outdoor activities, world-famous shopping, award-winning dining, and more.

Adding to the fun, immersive atmosphere at the Visit Newport Beach Inc. booth will be the iSnap Social Media Station. LA Times Travel Show attendees will take complimentary photos of themselves and will have the ability to send via email, Facebook and Twitter accounts (service available directly from the booth), and if they include #visitnewportbeach, they will be entered for a chance to win an exciting Newport Beach Grand Prize Package.

Visitors of the Visit Newport Beach Inc. booth can enter to win the Grand Prize Package simply by providing their contact information – either via the iPad available in the booth or by scanning a QR Code. Attendees will be entered for a chance to win the Grand Prize Package including a Molly Brown’s swimwear gift card, a wine tasting experience at Newport Beach Vineyards & Winery, a beauty treatment at Gild Spa Bar, a Jetlev Flight Experience, a one-hour gondola cruise on Gondola Adventures, a whale watching tour from Newport Landing Whale Watching, five hours of limousine service from Best Chauffeured, and sweets from B. toffee.

“We are thrilled to attend the Los Angeles Times Travel show again this year and we look forward to offering attendees an informative and exciting experience in our booth that provides a comprehensive overview of everything Newport Beach has to offer,” says Ruby Gualberto, Vice President of Marketing Development at Visit Newport Beach Inc.

For more information and high-resolution images, please contact Erin Ramsauer: erinr(at)visitnewportbeach(dot)com

About Visit Newport Beach Inc.
Visit Newport Beach Inc. is a non-profit, 501 Cc)6 marketing organization contracted by the City to position Newport Beach as a premier visitor and conference destination. Visit Newport Beach Inc. sells the destination through direct sales efforts such as database marketing, lead generation, trade show participation, and familiarization tours for potential clients. In addition to these direct sales efforts, Visit Newport Beach Inc. promotes Newport Beach through advertising, online, collateral development, public relations, and international efforts. Visit Newport Beach Inc. is funded primarily by the City through the Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT), a Tourism Business Improvement District (TBID) and private sector funds for programming