Inspiring Travelers, Wherever They Are
The annual visitor’s and road trips guides feature local tips and state-spanning adventures for every type of traveler. The free publications are distributed at California Welcome Centers and bundled with Food & Wine, Travel + Leisure and All Recipes — and are available for bulk order.
This newest seasons of the California Now Podcast feature interviews with celebrity guests who offer surprising and well-informed takes on the best ways to experience the Golden State. This year’s episodes were downloaded 210,000 times across all major podcast platforms.
Bright Lights, Big Headlines
The public relations team generated state, national and global exposure for hundreds of businesses and destinations in top publications and broadcasts. Many of these earned media wins began with an industry PR submission.
Creating California Ambassadors
Press Trips & Familiarization Tours
Immersing media, influencers and travel trade reps in California’s abundant experiences creates enthusiastic global ambassadors and tangible results: vivid media coverage, social media engagement and more trips booked for clients. Itineraries included destinations in and beyond the gateways, inspiring visitors to extend trips and explore every corner of the Golden State.
Amplifying Local Stories
Visit California has embraced a California Locals strategy, publishing an always-on stream of hyperlocal content in partnership with the state’s DMOs and local businesses. The free Travel Stories platform empowers DMOs to collaborate with their tourism community to publish bite-sized tourism features that drove millions of story views this year across DMO websites, VisitCalifornia.com, and Google Search and Discover. On the thriving California Locals portal, tourism industry members from every state region share their passion for their hometowns and insider secrets.
Katie Hayward: The Paso Robles tour operator has turned a talent for smart recommendations into a booming business.
Scott Gatz: The owner of Q.Digital loves life in San Francisco, and he’s a true expert when it comes to making local recommendations.
This succulent-obsessed entrepreneur reveals the top spots to eat, sip, and wander in California’s capital city.