DELEGATES representing Santa Monica Travel and Tourism (SMTT) together with key hotel properties are in Australia this week to highlight developments within the beachside city.
Part of an annual trade and media roadshow to the key markets of Brisbane and Sydney, the team hosted trade guests at a lunch yesterday with Kylie Gill trade partnership director for Santa Monica Travel & Tourism speaking at the event.
“Travelling out to Santa Monica takes you straight to that beach style culture where you’re able to put your feet in the sand and enjoy the relaxed nature of this stunning destination,” said Gill.
“We’re one of the top ten Instagrammed spots in 2016”, added Gill.
The tourist board is promoting improved accessibility to Santa Monica, since the extension of the metro train line which opened in May last year.
With more tourists taking advantage of the line, it has prompted local hotels such as the Shangri-La and Shore Hotel to undergo upgrades and refurbs.
Pictured at the Sydney event are: Dustin Hess, director of sales Shangri-La Santa Monica; Kylie Gill, trade partnership director SMTT; Todd Mitsuhata, manager APAC SMTT; and Gerry Peck, general manager Shore Hotel.