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7/23/2014 Destination Irvine Director Receives Certified Destination Management Executive (CDME) Designation
Wendy Haase, Director of Tourism Marketing, Destination Irvine, was one of twenty-eight industry professionals to earn the Certified Destination Management Executive (CDME) designation, the only integrated executive program specifically designed for the Destination Marketing industry....More
5/8/2014 Visitor Spending Continues to Increase Year Over Year
Destination Irvine released statistics from the 2013 Visitor Impact report conducted specifically for Irvine. In 2013, traveler expenditures for Irvine came to an estimated $522 million, an increase of nearly 2 percent over 2012. The travel industry contributed $28.7 million in local and state taxes....More
3/25/2014 Destination Irvine to Partner with OC Blues Soccer
With the Orange County Blues Football Club now competing at its new home, Anteater Stadium, Destination Irvine saw being a part of this new era as an opportunity to leverage a local professional sports team into their destination marketing efforts....More
1/7/2014 Destination Irvine Launches Irvine Business-to-Business Loyalty Program
Destination Irvine is rewarding loyal local companies for keeping their overnight business meetings in Irvine with the newly launched Irvine Business-to-Business Loyalty Program which offers $10,000 incentives companies can use to recognize their valuable employees....More
12/30/2013 Fourth Annual Irvine Restaurant Week January 10-16, 2014
More than three dozen Irvine restaurants will celebrate Irvine Restaurant Week January 10-16, 2014, announced Wendy Haase, Director of Tourism Marketing, Destination Irvine. "Irvine's international community features restaurants offering a wide variety of foods from across the globe....More
11/5/2013 Destination Irvine Winner in the 2013 MarCom Awards Competition
Destination Irvine received a Gold Award in the MarCom 2013 Competition for the organization's 2013-2014 Official Visitors Guide....More
10/16/2013 Irvine Named One of the Top 100 Best Places to Live by Livability.com
Irvine has been named one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live by Livability.com, a national website that ranks quality of life amenities of America’s small and mid-sized cities....More
10/1/2013 Celebrate the Holidays in Irvine, Calif., with Special Hotel Rates & More
Irvine hotels invite visitors to experience all of the holiday happenings in the center of Orange County with special offers including complimentary breakfast and late checkout, along with gift cards and shopping certificates....More
8/23/2013 Irvine Hotels Say Farewell to Summer with Special Weekend Hotel Rates
Say farewell to summer with a weekend getaway to Irvine. Irvine hotels are offering special weekend rates starting at $84* beginning Labor Day Weekend through October to lure visitors to Irvine where they can “beat the heat” of the inland and experience all that the center of Orange County has to offer....More
5/14/2013 2012 Visitor Spending in Irvine Increases by 3 Percent
Destination Irvine released statistics from the 2012 Visitor Impact report conducted specifically for Irvine. In 2012, traveler expenditures for Irvine came to an estimated $510 million, an increase of 3 percent since 2011. The travel industry contributed $27.4 million in local and state taxes....More
5/14/2013 Irvine Chamber Hires Industry Leader Linda DiMario
The Irvine Chamber of Commerce has hired Linda DiMario as Senior Director of Economic Development and Tourism. In her role, DiMario will be tasked with differentiating Destination Irvine's economic development efforts and market position from competitors by formalizing and implementing target market research, creative packaging to target markets, and aggressive marketing and sales for tourism, business development and international trade....More
5/1/2013 Irvine Chamber Hires Trisha Edmonds to Oversee Destination Irvine Sales
The Irvine Chamber of Commerce has hired Trisha Edmonds as Director of Sales for Destination Irvine, the official destination marketing organization for Irvine. Edmonds will promote Irvine to domestic and international markets as a preferred overnight destination through a strategic program of sales initiatives that will reach meeting planners and travel buyers....More
4/25/2013 Irvine Residents Asked to Share Their Hometown Pride with Visitors
Destination Irvine in conjunction with National Travel & Tourism Week, May 4-12, is asking Irvine residents to share their hometown pride with visitors. Residents are being encouraged to leave a comment on www.destinationirvine.com/irvinepride that tells visitors why their hometown is the best place to visit and share their favorite, not-to-be-missed activity, event, etc. in Irvine....More
12/11/2012 Destination Irvine Launches See It. Book It! Sales Promotion
Destination Irvine launched the See It. Book It! meeting promotion offering a hosted site visit to Irvine, the center of Orange County, Calif., for qualified meeting planners....More
12/6/2012 Third Annual Irvine Restaurant Week January 11-17, 2013
Nearly three dozen Irvine restaurants will celebrate Irvine Restaurant Week January 11-17, 2013, announced Wendy Haase, Director of Tourism Marketing, Destination Irvine. Program part of more than 30 Cities participating in statewide California Restaurant Month....More
11/6/2012 Destination Irvine Winner in the MarCom Awards 2012 Competition
Destination Irvine received a Gold Award in the MarCom 2012 Competition for the organization's 2012-2013 Official Visitors Guide....More
8/13/2012 Local Bloggers Give an Insider's Perspective on Irvine
Destination Irvine has acquired the expertise of four local bloggers to contribute to the organization's blog destinationirvine.com/blog in an effort to further educate visitors about the destination and what it has to offer....More
8/1/2012 Official 2012-2013 Irvine Visitors Guide Now Available
Destination Irvine announced the release of the 2012-2013 Irvine Visitors Guide. Visitors to the center of Orange County can utilize the guide to discover Irvine’s unique offerings and plan their stay. Whether for leisure or business the visitors guide is a resourceful tool for those visiting Irvine....More
5/17/2012 2011 Visitor Spending in Irvine Increases by 6.4 Percent
Destination Irvine released statistics from the 2011 Visitor Impact report conducted specifically for Irvine. In 2011, traveler expenditures for Irvine came to an estimated $498.9 million, an increase of 6.4 percent since 2010. The industry contributed $27.4 million in local and state taxes, an increase of 1.3 percent over last year....More
5/16/2012 New Women’s & Youth Triathlon Series Comes to Irvine iTRYathlon: Presented by Destination Irvine & Benefiting Irvine Public Schools Foundation
Renegade Racing introduces an all women’s and youth triathlon series! iTRYathlon is presented by Destination Irvine (DI) and benefits the Irvine Public Schools Foundation (IPSF). This empowering event is for all fitness levels and abilities. It will be held at Northwood High School in Irvine on July 28, 2012....More
5/1/2012 Save at the Pump with Irvine Hotel Deals
To encourage summer travel, Irvine hotels have come together to offer specials and discounts ranging from hotel credit to gas cards when guests stay through August 31, 2012....More
3/29/2012 Destination Irvine Sponsors Mixology Event
Destination Irvine coordinated and sponsored a Mixology Event in conjunction with the CalSAE* ELEVATE 2012 Annual Conference on March 29th....More
12/19/2011 Second Annual Irvine Restaurant Week January 13-19, 2012
More than a dozen Irvine businesses will celebrate Irvine Restaurant Week January 13-19, 2012, announced Wendy Haase, Director of Tourism Marketing, Destination Irvine....More
12/12/2011 Irvine Offers Visiting Military Discounts on Hotels, Shopping & More
The Northwood Gratitude and Honor Memorial, the nation's only memorial dedicated to honoring by name all the fallen American service members in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, is bringing thousands of visitors from all over the country to Irvine, Calif., in conjunction with this newly dedicated landmark, Destination Irvine has coordinated a military-discount website offering those traveling to the city special offers....More
12/7/2011 Destination Irvine Chosen as 2011 Platinum Choice Award Winner
Irvine, Calif. December 2011 - Readers of Smart Meetings magazine, a monthly publication for meetings and convention planners, have chosen Destination Irvine as a winner of the 8th Annual 2011 Platinum Choice Award....More
11/17/2011 Destination Irvine Winner in the MarCom Awards 2011 Competition
Irvine, Calif. November 17, 2011 - Destination Irvine received two Gold Awards in the MarCom 2011 competition for the organization's website www.destinationirvine.com and its 2011-2012 Official Visitors Guide....More
11/3/2011 Michelle Carlen Recognized as an Industry Leader
Michelle Carlen, Director of Sales for Destination Irvine was recognized as an industry leader by Rejuvenate Magazine’s “40 under 40” feature in the October issue. The recognition came from peers, industry leaders and others in the faith-based meeting planning world. Numerous nominations were reviewed and evaluated based on references, industry involvement, and comments on social media and group websites....More
10/13/2011 Experience Orange County, Calif. Beyond the Beaches & a Famous Mouse
Orange County, Calif., is a family-vacation hotspot drawing millions of visitors each year. While the beaches and Disneyland Resort® are certainly popular itinerary options, there is more to Southern California than surf, sand and Mickey....More
9/1/2011 Irvine Celebrates Grandparents with Hotel Offers
The 32th anniversary of National Grandparents Day is September 11, to honor those affectionately called Grandma, Mawmaw, Granddad and Poppa, Irvine hotels have come together to offer specials and discounts ranging from free meals to attraction passes and shopping gift cards (offers valid through 2011)....More
6/3/2011 Visitors Can Gas Up On Irvine Hotel Deals this Summer
To help ease the pain at the pump, Irvine hotels have come together to offer specials and discounts ranging from hotel credit to gas cards with savings up to $150....More
5/18/2011 Visitors Add Nearly a Half Billion Dollars to Irvine Economy
Destination Irvine released statistics from the first-ever Visitor Impact report conducted specifically for Irvine. In 2010, traveler expenditures for Irvine came to an estimated $476.6 million in addition; the industry supported 5,070 full-time equivalent jobs and was responsible for adding $165.3 million in wages and contributing $26.9 million in local and state taxes....More
3/1/2011 Destination Irvine Launches Sweepstakes
Destination Irvine announces the launching of an online sweepstakes to promote Irvine as the "Center of Orange County, CA."...More