Press Releases

Check out our recent press releases:

Ventura Visitors and Convention Bureau Announces New Hire (July 2015)
Ventura Visitors and Convention Bureau (VVCB) has hired Fiorella Calderoni as their new Communications Coordinator replacing Suzanne Baird. The VVCB Board and Staff have thoroughly enjoyed working with Suzanne over the past two years, but a unique opportunity has arisen for her family that is taking her out of the area. Click here to view full release.

Marlyss Auster Elected President of California Central Coast Tourism Council (July 2015)
Marlyss Auster, Executive Director of the Ventura Visitors and Convention Bureau (VVCB) has been elected to serve as the 2015-16 President of California’s Central Coast Tourism Council (CCTC); a non-profit group comprised of more than 240 member organizations, businesses and individuals committed to enhancing public and travel industry awareness of the region – stretching along a spectacular 300-mile area of unspoiled coast encompassing Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Monterey Bay regions. Click here to view full release.

Ladies and Gentlemen: Start your Engines. Ventura to host Children’s Charity Challenge (April 2015) 
On May16th Ventura’s roads come alive with Ferraris and McLarens to Cords and Duesenbergs as the Everyone Loves Kids (E.L.K.) Charity Challenge roars into town making its debut run.  The challenge is an interactive charity and entertainment series which will be showcased on multiple mainstream media outlets. Click here to view full release.

Ventura Elementary Schools Tests New Mobile Kitchen (April 2015) 
Ventura was recently rated as of one of the 10 best U.S. communities for overall well-being. Lincoln Elementary School in Ventura, California, exemplifies this lifestyle with their newest endeavor, The Charlie Cart Project. One of three test pilots in the state, this project is a low-cost mobile kitchen designed for classroom instruction. It is a self-contained kitchen with three work stations and all the tools needed for 30 students – a sink, convection oven, induction cooktop, cutting boards, mixing bowls and utensils. Click here to view full release.

Ventura Welcomes California Central Coast Tourism Council (April 2015) 
Ventura hosted California Central Coast Tourism Council’s (CCTC) Board Retreat March 25-27, 2015.  CCTC is a non-profit group comprised of more than 240 member organizations, businesses and individuals committed to enhancing public and travel industry awareness of the region – stretching along a spectacular 300-mile area of unspoiled coast encompassing Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Monterey Bay regions. Click here to view full release.

Ventura Hosts Renowned Sand Artist Andres Amador (March 2015) 
Andres Amador is a San Francisco-based artist who has been working on the beach since 2004.  Using the beach as his canvas, his artwork can span over 100,000 feet, achievable only during low tide.  Andres’s magic in the sand is created by the use of a single rake and inspired by his desire to bring a sense of wonder and immediacy to the viewer through his art. Click here to view full release.

Ventura is a Finalist for First-Ever Sunset Travel Awards (Feb 2015) 
In 2015, Sunset launched its first ever Travel Awards Program, which honors excellence and innovation in the tourism industry across 13 Western states, British Columbia and Alberta.  The awards recognize achievement in lodging, dining, cultural tourism, outdoor adventure, environmental stewardship and other categories.  Ventura is a finalist in the Municipal Makeover category. Click here to view full release.

Ventura Welcomes Gordon Research for 26th Year (Dec 2014) 
Gordon Research returns once again to Ventura in 2015 for their 26th year. The first wave of attendees arrive on January 11, 2015 and the conference runs thru March 20, 2015. New groups arrive each week Sunday through Friday, generating over 4 million dollars in economic impact for the city of Ventura with hotel, room and food and beverage alone. There is an even greater impact when you take into account the retail and dining revenue GRC generates for local businesses. Click here to view full release.
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