Pasadena to Host CalTIA's 29th Annual 'California Travel Summit,' June 20-22, 2011

Dec 08, 2010, 17:00 ET from California Travel Industry Association (CalTIA)

Travel Industry Professionals Encouraged to Save-the-Date for Statewide Conference (formerly 'California Conference on Tourism')

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the first time ever,  the city of Pasadena, California will serve as the host city for the California Travel Industry Association's (CalTIA) 29th Annual 'California Travel Summit' (formerly the California Conference on Tourism), June 20-22, 2011.

The event, themed "Think, Adapt, Thrive … Keeping it Relevant," is expected to draw over 600 travel, tourism and hospitality professionals and state legislative officials from California and neighboring states.

Online registration is now live at with special early bird fees for CalTIA Members and discount pricing for CalTIA Non-Members, and students and educators.  

New features at the 2011 Summit will include 'The CalTIA Legislative Awards', honoring California lawmakers who have supported travel and tourism; expanded learning and education tracks; and new scheduled opportunities for heightened networking. A selection of keynote speakers, including Adam Sacks of Tourism Economics analytical firm, will present during three three-day summit.

"We are pleased to christen the newly-named 'California Travel Summit' in the magnificent City of Pasadena," said CalTIA President & CEO John Severini. "The event historically attracts a virtual who's-who of industry decision-makers and provides invaluable networking opportunities. More than ever, the 2011 Summit will address multiple issues that impact our state's travel industry and will give attendees a roadmap to success that we can achieve together."  

For more information about CalTIA and the 2011 California Travel Summit visit

The California Travel Summit (formerly California Conference on Tourism) 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.

CalTIA 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, CalTIA addresses issues that affect the state's tourism industry. CalTIA also aggressively seeks to ensure continued funding for the California Travel and Tourism Commission (CTTC). 

SOURCE California Travel Industry Association (CalTIA)