Introducing our new destination video. Experience Skiing, rock-climbing, restful spas and action-packed ice hockey which are just some of the many activities portrayed in a new video unveiled this week
Anime LA, which was held at the Ontario Convention Center this past weekend, was loads of fun. Anime fans and cosplayers came out in full force, and we had the chance to boogie with and film the cosplayers with our new cosplay music video. (Our first one for 2018.)
This holiday season if you get a new calendar……..or even if you don’t…….be sure to mark your calendar for Friday, June 22, 2018. Studio “54” Ontario will take over the 70,000-square foot exhibition hall at Ontario Convention Center.
Ontario Mills welcomes over 28 million visitors annually. If you have ever worked retail, especially at Ontario Mills, you feel like all 28 million people shop from Thanksgiving weekend to New Year’s Day! The California Welcome Center at Fashion Alley in Ontario Mills is operated by the Greater Ontario Convention & Visitors Bureau. In addition to the core duties of greeting visitors, providing information on California destinations, and regional points of interest our staff also acts as Guest Services for the entire mall.
On September 29, 2017 we hosted the Press Conference and signing of the MOU between China Airlines and the Ontario International Airport. This was a significant achievement for our airport – the first trans-oceanic air service!
In 2017 the lodging demand for the Inland Empire is estimated to increase by 2.6 percent, outpacing supply growth of 2.2 percent, with occupancy levels estimated to end the year at 76.1 percent at an average daily rate of $112.73. In 2018 the overall occupancy is forecast to decrease to 75.7 percent, with the number of occupied rooms forecasted to increase by 4.1 percent. The following table estimated the Inland Empire’s historical and projected supply, demand, occupancy and average room rate.
It never ceases to amaze me all the unique places in the Greater Ontario area. The video we shot this month was at Logan’s Candies. It was like visiting Mayberry – now I’m really dating myself. All of you too young to know what Mayberry is you’ll need to visit Google. I took on the challenge and worked on the handmade candy cane line. It was a lot of fun and I can highly recommend making a stop during the holidays to watch the process in person.
We survived another HUGE event – Route 66 Cruisin’ Reunion was fantastic this year! First of all, the Chamber of Commerce “perfect” weather of 80 degrees was a great reason to spend the weekend outdoors. We had almost 1,000 classic cars representing five states across the nation participate in this 3-day classic car event. No wonder over 150,000 attendees were here in downtown Ontario on historic Euclid Avenue.
The hot dog days of summer have not slowed down our team at Greater Ontario Convention & Visitors Bureau! We seem to be busier than ever which is a good sign that our economy is full steam ahead and as the tourism and destination experts for the region we’re involved in just about everything. Our region is taking off – not only the Ontario International Airport but the new hotels under construction, and exciting development projects for land use.