California Travel Association kindly recognizes Visit Ventura

Leslie Snipes, Michele Foster, Marlyss Auster, Mike Laan and Michele Gilmour are proud of Ventura.

California Travel Association kindly recognizes what Visit Ventura knows: we’re a special place to work

Visit Ventura was kindly honored once again as a great place to work, this time by the California Travel Association (CalTravel). The California Travel Association is the united voice of the travel and tourism industry in California, advocating on issues and legislation that affect the tourism industry.

Visit Ventura was presented with CalTravel’s Great Workplace Award for 2019 at a gala awards dinner September 12th at the JW Marriott at L.A. Live in Los Angeles. Some 350 tourism leaders throughout California attended the awards dinner.

The CalTravel award continues an ongoing string of awards for Visit Ventura, among them back to back (2018 and 2019) awards as one of the best places to work on California’s Central Coast, and Adrian golds, three years running, from Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI). The Adrian award is one of the most prestigious awards in the tourism industry.

CalTravel’s Great Workplace Award for 2019, while an honor, was no surprise to those who work in an office that has fun (recognizing the fine work of our colleagues with SpongeBob memes) while getting things done. Through creative thinking and various award-winning campaigns, Visit Ventura helps spearhead a tourism effort that generates close to $300 million in annual visitor spending and, equally important, creates roughly 2,600 jobs in Ventura.

Work can be play, and both can be elevated to an art.

“Success is about working hard, but life is also about having fun,” said Marlyss Auster, Visit Ventura President & CEO. “Our team has mastered the art of blending work and fun. So much great work gets done here. But there’s so much laughter too. I look forward to coming to work every day.”
Find out how Visit Ventura contributes to driving Ventura’s economy through tourism and meet the team.

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