Santa Monica Travel in Syd
THE Santa Monica Travel & Tourism team visited Brisbane and Sydney over 14-18 Oct for its annual trade, trade media and media sales mission, where they attended a series of events to present the latest developments out of LA’s beach city.
The highlight of the visit was the Sydney sales mission & trade media lunch event on 18 Oct, hosted at The Gantry at Pier One Sydney Harbour, which has been temporarily transformed to look like the Santa Monica pier.
Chef Govind, Executive Chef of Santa Monica iconic restaurant The Lobster, teamed up with Gantry’s Head Chef Thom Gorringe to prepare a selection of scallops and prawns on the BBQ.
Australia is currently the number one inbound market to Santa Monica.
Pictured at Pier One Sydney Harbour are: Jonathan Mendoza, Director of Sales & Revenue, Huntley Santa Monica Beach; Dustin Hess, Director of Sales & Revenue Management, Hotel Shangri-La; Angela Lockyer, Area Director of Sales & Marketing, Proper Hotel; Todd Mitsuhata, SMTT Trade Manager, Asia Pacific and Latin America; Govind Armstrong, Executive Chef, The Lobster; Lindsay Parrott, Senior Sales Manager of Shore Hotel; Jennifer Bruce, SMTT Trade Partnerships Manager AU/NZ, Klick X; and Natasha Esson, SMTT Partnership Executive, Klick X.