Contact: Wendy Haase, Director of Tourism Marketing
Destination Irvine


Organization Recognized for Official Visitors Guide

Irvine, Calif. November 5, 2013 - Destination Irvine received a Gold Award in the MarCom 2013 Competition for the organization's 2013-2014 Official Visitors Guide.

The MarCom Awards is an international creative competition that recognizes outstanding achievement by marketing and communication professionals. Entries come from corporate marketing and communication departments, advertising agencies, PR firms, design shops, production companies and freelancers. Over 6,500 entries from throughout the United States, Canada and several other countries were submitted for the 2013 competition.

"This is the third Gold MarCom Award our Irvine Visitor Guide has received," said Wendy Haase, Director of Tourism Marketing, Destination Irvine. "To continually be recognized for our marketing efforts is an honor."

Winners range in size from individuals to media conglomerates and Fortune 50 companies. A complete list of Gold Winners can be found on the MarCom Awards website at

To request a copy of the Irvine Visitors Guide visit

About Destination Irvine
Under the Irvine Chamber of Commerce, a non-profit 501(c)6, Destination Irvine, funded by a self-imposed assessment through a Hotel Improvement District (H.I.D.) positions Irvine as a destination for visitors, meetings and groups. Destination Irvine through direct sales efforts including database marketing, lead generation, trade show participation, and familiarization tours, sells the destination. In addition, Destination Irvine promotes Irvine through marketing, advertising and public relations efforts.