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Laguna Beach Takes First Place in State Award

Published: 06/09/2010
(Laguna Beach, CA) -- The Laguna Beach Visitors & Conference Bureau was awarded First Place for its ‘Tidepool Scene' DVD in the state of California for "Best Sustainable Tourism Messages in Advertising." They were honored at the 2010 California Tourism Marketing Excellence Awards held on Tuesday, June 8, 2010 in San Francisco during the 28th Annual California Conference on Tourism.

The California Travel and Tourism Commission (CTTC) recognized California destinations and attractions for excellence in successful, high-quality tourism advertising, marketing and public relations programs.

"We are thrilled to receive this award on a state level," said Karyn Philippsen, President of the Board of Directors of the Laguna Beach Visitors & Conference Bureau. Executive Director of the Laguna Beach Visitors & Conference Bureau Judith Bijlani said, "Our partnership with the Laguna Ocean Foundation and Barnstormer Productions made this educational DVD possible, and demonstrated the importance of keeping our tidepools pristine for generations to come."

"Year after year, we continue to be impressed with the campaigns and programs our statewide industry professionals generate," said President and CEO Caroline Beteta of CTTC, who presented the awards. "These awards reflect California's pioneering, creative spirit. Congratulations to the winners and finalists whose programs embody this spirit and help raise the bar for travel marketing statewide and beyond. It is this inventiveness and hard work that helps keep California top of mind as one of the leading tourism destinations in the U.S."

The Laguna Beach Visitors & Conference Bureau received an additional award when they placed second in the category of "Best Visitors Guide for California Destinations."

A judging panel comprised of marketing professionals and industry experts selected a winner in each of 10 categories.

About the Laguna Beach Visitors & Conference Bureau

Laguna Beach Visitors & Conference Bureau is located at 361 Forest Avenue, Suite 200 with its Visitors Center at 381 Forest Ave. in the Coast Sotheby's International Realty office. The Visitors Center is open daily, Monday - Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.         

Laguna Beach is Southern California's premier seaside destination located midway between Los Angeles and San Diego and along the central coast of Orange County. Known as home to hundreds of local artists, and set amid 20,000 acres of wilderness, Laguna Beach is primarily served by Orange County Airport located just 20 minutes away. For more information, please visit

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