Pasadena Gearing-Up for 29th Annual 'California Travel Summit' June 20-22, 2011

Jun 06, 2011, 11:00 ET from California Travel Association

New Conference Additions Highlight Extensive Program

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last minute registration and early bird prices are still available for the California Travel Association's 29th Annual 'California Travel Summit,' to be held June 20-22, 2011, in Pasadena, California.

The summit is expected to attract hundreds of travel, tourism and hospitality professionals and state legislative officials from California and neighboring states. Registration is available at

The 2011 Summit will include a selection of top keynote speakers, expanded learning and education tracks, invaluable networking opportunities, and an awards presentation honoring outstanding individuals in the travel and tourism industry.

As a special feature of the summit, all attendees are invited to enjoy complimentary culinary offerings on Monday, June 20 from 'The Border Grill Gourmet Food Truck,' made famous by television personalities 'Too Hot Tamales' Mary Sue Millikan and Susan Feniger. The vehicle will appear outside the Pasadena Convention Center between Monday's pre-con sessions (11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.) and the opening general session (beginning at 1:15 p.m.). Millikan and Feniger will be recipients of the 2011 CalTravel Restaurateur of the Year award during the summit.

New Additions to the summit include:

  • A presentation by American Express during Monday afternoon's opening general session;
  • Special Tuesday evening CalTravel Lounge Party featuring a live performance by San Diego's renowned The Koalas band, following Celebration Dinner;
  • Pathable, a new social networking software now available to attendees;
  • Special Pre/Post Summit Rates: at Embassy Suites and Battle of the Dance, Anaheim; Hornblower Cruises, Marina Del Rey; LEGOLAND, Carlsbad; Le Parc Suites West Hollywood, Melting Pot Walking Food Tours, and the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach.

Find full details about the summit and registration information by visiting

The California Travel Association (formerly CalTIA) is the unified advocacy voice for California's travel, tourism and hospitality industry. By advocating directly to the state legislature, the Governor's office, local and federal officials, businesses, and the public, the California Travel Association addresses issues that affect the state's tourism industry. It also aggressively seeks to ensure continued funding for the California Travel and Tourism Commission (CTTC). 

SOURCE California Travel Association