LA/Ontario International Airport, a Gateway to Southern California, Welcomes ITMI Symposium Attendees with an Opening Day Luncheon Sponsorship

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Tourism professionals from around the globe will experience the ease and convenience of LA/Ontario International Airport, located near Los Angeles, Hollywood, Disneyland and other world-class attractions.

Jess Romo

We are pleased to be partnering with ITMI to promote ONT as a convenient and guest-friendly alternative into Southern California.

The International Tour Management Institute (ITMI) Symposium is an exclusive industry conference that attracts leading domestic and international tour operators tour directors and guides, destination marketing organizations, meeting planners and travel journalists. The 2016 symposium will be held from January 24th to 28th at the Doubletree by Hilton, located just five minutes from LA/Ontario International Airport (ONT).

“We are pleased to be partnering with ITMI this year to promote ONT as a convenient and guest-friendly alternative into Southern California,” said Jess Romo, ONT Airport Manager. “This is a great opportunity to showcase the airport and our surrounding area to travelers who are coming to experience what Southern California has to offer, not only at high profile attractions but also many local destinations that are conveniently located nearby.”

“Anyone coming to Southern California for business or pleasure should consider flying into Ontario Airport,” remarked Ted Bravos, CEO of ITMI. “Symposium attendees will be pleasantly surprised to discover the short lines, the friendly service and the overall comfort of this modern, well-planned facility. Ontario Airport is an ideal hub for travel to countless historic sites, natural wonders and attractions within the greater Southern California area.”

Representatives from leading domestic and international tour operators such as Globus Family of Brands, Tauck, Adventures by Disney, Destination America, Rick Steves' Europe, Collette, Worldstrides, EF Explore America, and cruise lines like Princess / Holland America Cruises attend the symposium. This unique event includes master classes, panel discussions and powerful keynote addresses by visionaries and thought leaders. A special Marketplace offers face-to-face opportunities for tour operators to interview and hire some of the finest tour directors and guides in the travel industry.

About ITMI
Since 1976, ITMI has been America’s premier training and certification program for professional tour directors, guides and travel staff. For more information about ITMI or the Symposium, contact Annemarie Osborne (800) 442-4864 (415) 957-9489 or visit

About ONT
ONT is located in Southern California’s “Inland Empire” region, approximately 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, and close to Orange County’s Disneyland and other major theme parks, San Gabriel Valley, and Palm Springs. It is a medium-hub, full-service airport with 7 carriers offering daily nonstop flights to 15 major U.S. cities plus daily non-stops to Guadalajara, Mexico, making ONT the Inland Empire’s preferred airport for nonstop flights throughout the West. For more information about ONT, visit, like us on Facebook at, and follow us on Twitter at Media inquiries, please contact Maria Tesoro, (909) 544-5360 or mtesoro(at)lawa(dot)org.

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