Hundreds of Travel Professionals Expected to Rally at State Capitol on 'CalTravel Rally Day,' June 6

Jan 17, 2012, 11:00 ET from California Travel Association

Event Giving Voice to Positive Impact of Tourism on Jobs and Economy Caps Travel Summit, June 4-6, 2012

BURBANK, Calif., Jan. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Attendees of the California Travel Association's (CalTravel) 30th Annual 'California Travel Summit' will have the opportunity to visit the state capitol and speak with state legislators and key staff in support of travel industry jobs on 'CalTravel Rally Day at the Capitol, Tourism = Jobs,' event Wednesday, June 6, 2012.

The rally, which begins at 10:45 a.m. at the conclusion of the Summit's June 6 final session, will provide a unique opportunity for travel and tourism professionals to meet with key policy makers and legislative influencers and share critical messages about the value of the travel industry to the economic recovery of California.  This special visit will conclude at 12:30 p.m.

The event, open to all registered travel and tourism professionals attending the 2012 Summit is also open to travel, tourism and hospitality professionals who attend and register for the Wednesday morning, June 6 briefing. The rally has been organized by the California Travel Association's Ambassador Program, which focuses on communicating the positive impact of travel and tourism on jobs and economic growth throughout California.

The 2012 CalTravel 30th Annual Summit noted as the state's premier travel, tourism, education and networking conference, takes place June 4-6, 2012 at the Sacramento Convention Center.

According to CalTravel's President & CEO John Severini, "Attendees can expect a three-day event featuring world class speakers and panelists, extended education workshops and seminars, valuable networking opportunities, and now, for the first time, an opportunity to engage with decision makers during Cal Travels Rally Day."  He added, "The travel and tourism industry can be the quickest road for economic recovery for the State, and this is a great opportunity for professionals to join our ambassadors to share the positive impact of our industry on jobs, earnings and economic growth for California."   

For rally information and to register for the 2012 California Travel Summit visit

The California Travel Summit has gained industry-wide recognition as one of the State of California's most significant opportunities for travel and tourism professionals to share and improve individual knowledge, refine business relationships and add a voice to ongoing political discussions. Participants are offered a host of professional development sessions aimed at raising awareness of legislative issues and industry trends, developing marketing strategies and improving business practices.

CalTravel is the unified voice for the California travel industry's political concerns. By advocating directly to the state legislature, the Governor's office, local and federal officials, businesses, and the public, CalTravel addresses issues that affect the state's tourism industry. CalTravel also aggressively seeks to ensure continued funding for Visit California, the organization that develops and maintains marketing programs that keep California top of mind as a premier travel destination.

SOURCE California Travel Association