Visit Ventura was recently recognized by the Pacific Coast Business Times as the “Central Coast Best Place to Work” for the third year running.
The May 22nd announcement by the Pacific Coast Business Times continues an ongoing awards string for Visit Ventura. Along with the three consecutive (2018, 2019, 2020) Pacific Coast Business Times “Best Place to Work” awards, the California Travel Association also presented Visit Ventura with CalTravel’s “Great Workplace Award” for 2019. Visit Ventura has also won 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, typically bestowed on tourism giants like Visit California and Hilton Worldwide.
Marlyss Auster, Visit Ventura president and CEO, while grateful for the award, also acknowledged that this year’s award comes at a sobering time. However, she also pointed out that there has never been a more important time for tourism — and an upbeat attitude. Tourism, said Auster, generates close to $300 million in annual visitor spending in Ventura and, equally important, creates roughly 2,600 hometown jobs. Tourism’s dollars help fund a host of local services, from fire and police, to roads and schools.
Tourism, said Auster, will play a vital role in America’s recovery, and Visit Ventura is ready to do their part.