Letting its action speak loudly about the importance of meetings and events, the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board (L.A. Tourism) has launched a meetings-specific website. The new meetLA.com is designed to be a one-stop shop for meeting planners seeking to conduct business in Los Angeles.

“L.A. Tourism understands the importance of the meetings industry and we’ve taken detailed measures to create a website that truly reflects a planner’s interests and desires,” said Darren K. Green, senior vice president of sales at the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board. “meetLA.com is designed to ensure we connect with, and provide an engaging platform for, all generations of the meeting community.”

The top features of the L.A. Tourism website include the ability to locate and compare venues. The website will allow planners to filter hotels, unique event spaces and the Los Angeles Convention Center based on number of attendees, meeting room totals and amount of meeting space required, plus specific regions within the city. Planners may also compare selected venues, obtaining detailed descriptions and room specifications.

There’s an interactive map that is handy for planners and attendees. It will be integrated with Google maps, displaying selected venue locations, estimated distances, nearby attractions and public transportation routes.

Los Angeles has become a hot spot for citywide conventions, with 33 on the books for next year. The total is the most for L.A. Tourism since 2001. Looking ahead, 2017 also looks to be a major year as bookings approach 350,000 estimated hotel room nights as a result of even larger citywide conventions than in 2016.

Mobile friendly, the website allows planners to contact the L.A. Tourism sales team by simply clicking on the phone number to call or email address to send a message. Planners can expect up-to-date content to stay informed about new and renovated hotels, group dining, green meetings and airport options.