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Dear Stakeholders,

Thank you to our community and industry partners for their efforts in welcoming any families, travelers and groups who may have been displaced by the recent power outages and wildfires.  If you or someone you know is still in need of lodging, please visit the Monterey Visitors Center at Lake El Estero where we have dedicated Destination Specialists who can help you book a last minute stay through the Lodging Room.

Applications are now being accepted for participation in the MCCVB's Finance Committee.  Appointments are made by the MCCVB Board of Directors and are for one-year terms. Click here to apply. 

Thank you for your support of the Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau and our tourism economy.



September Monthly Reports


Group Business Development 


BDE Sep 2019 Info


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Marketing Communications


MC Sep 2019

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Visitor Services


VS Sep Info


Around the Globe with David Cater

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Marzetti's Member Mentions

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Media Highlights


Meetings Today

Bridal Guide


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Industry News and Events



Addressing economic conditions. While the industry has enjoyed nine years of unprecedented growth, an economic slowdown may be on the short-term horizon. New 2019 forecast data reflects a slowdown tourism businesses felt this summer.

In response, the Board of Directors voted to reallocate $2.7 million from international marketing investments to the Domestic market, which has the greatest potential to contribute to visitation in the short term.

However, even in times of economic softening, tourism has proved to be one of the most resilient industries when it is supported by strategic marketing programs. Visit California’s data-driven approach will continue to deliver dividends for our state’s tourism businesses.

Developing a statewide Destination Stewardship plan. As discussed at Outlook Forum earlier this year, destination stewardship is critically important to ensure California’s tourism economy remains strong for decades to come. A key objective of the board meeting was receiving input and direction from the board to develop a statewide plan that ensures the long-term sustainability of the tourism economy. You can help inform the plan by taking a 10-minute survey at industry.VisitCalifornia.com/Stewardship.

Support Visit California’s marketing renewal referendum. Every six years, California’s travel industry considers whether to continue funding statewide tourism marketing. The renewal effort is guided by an industry task force with dozens of representatives from every tourism region and segment. The task force is co-chaired by Visit California Chair James Bermingham of Montage International and Commissioner Joe D’Alessandro of San Francisco Travel. Industry voting will take place in December. Please vote “yes” this December to ensure the continued success of California’s travel and tourism industry.


MCHA 2019 Hospitality Recognition Luncheon

Wednesday, November 6th at the Monterey Conference Center

Big Sur Food & Wine Festival

Thursday, November 7th at Ventana Big Sur

Monterey Bay Half Marathon

Sunday, November 10th

Courtyard by Marriott and Residence Inn by Marriott

MCHA Annual Holiday Luncheon

Tuesday, December 10th at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

Courtyard by Marriott Salinas

Wednesday, December 11th at Courtyard by Marriott Salinas