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LONG BEACH CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU

LONG BEACH CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU

Established in 1982, the LBCVB is a private non-profit organization funded by city hotel bed tax and membership contributions from over 400 area businesses and community organizations. The mission of the Bureau is to contribute to the economic development of the city of Long Beach by selling, marketing and promoting Long Beach as a destination for conventions, meetings, tradeshows and tourism.

Every business in Long Beach benefits from a strong convention and hospitality industry. Recent studies show that overnight visitors to Long Beach generate an estimated $300 million in overall economic benefit to the city. The LBCVB directs its aggressive sales and marketing efforts to the “people movers;” the meeting planners, travel agents, tour operators and travel journalists who directly influence a visitor’s choice in planning a convention or vacation. Approximately six million visitors travel to Long Beach each year, making tourism one of the city’s most important industries.

Through a variety of benefits, members are kept informed of business prospects, marketing opportunities and industry news and trends. Members gain the most when they are actively involved and take advantage of member events and marketing opportunities.

The CVB is staffed by a team of experienced sales and marketing professionals in three major disciplines: Convention Sales & Services, Marketing & Membership and Digital Communications/Public Relations. A board of local business and community leaders provide policy guidance to the organization. LBCVB members represent all facets of the hospitality industry and the Long Beach community, including arts and cultural organizations, attractions, dining, entertainment, hotels, businesses and transportation.