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Why Travel Matters to Newport Beach

April 30, 2019

In Newport Beach, both visitors and residents can agree that this place feels like vacation all year round. No matter the time of year, this coastal resort town never fails to take us home without a smile on our face and a collection of memories to last a lifetime. Travel is what enriches the soul and allows us to look back on our lives with fulfillment. Here at Visit Newport Beach, our mission is to market and promote the city to increase tourism and in turn, bring substantial revenue.

In honor of National Travel and Tourism Week, happening May 5 – 11, we’ve gathered some of Visit Newport Beach’s biggest achievements over the last year. We’ve also included a few of our industry partners and hot spots in the destination for you to check out.

Big Time Achievements

We are so fortunate to have such a beautiful destination to represent! A huge thank you to all our hotel partners for working alongside Visit Newport Beach to help meet our goals. Travel and tourism to Newport Beach creates an abundance of job opportunities for those serving in the hospitality industry. With our marketing efforts and hotel partners, we’ve been quite successful at ensuring great economic impact.

  • 216,118 Room Nights
  • $5 Million Economic Impact
  • 1 in 4 Approximate Rooms Sold

Recognizing Our Industry Partners

Rebecca Willis, Front Office Agent at Balboa Bay Resort

Rebecca was recently awarded the “Rosalind Williams Service Excellence Award” by Visit Newport Beach. A valued member of Balboa Bay Resort for over five years, Becca embodies the spirit of hospitality in her role as Front Office Agent. She recognizes that a guest’s stay is about more than just a place to sleep – but rather it’s a place where milestones are celebrated, families grow closer, and memories are created. Her daily commitment to providing guests with an unforgettable experience is showcased via the 30+ TripAdvisor reviews praising her service and hospitality. It’s Becca’s commitment to making Newport Beach a world-class destination through excellence in service that makes her a superstar partner to work with!

Bob Olson, Owner and Developer of Lido House Hotel

Bob has also recently been awarded the “Dennis O’Neil Partner in Progress Award” by Visit Newport Beach. Newport Beach’s newest hotel, Lido House Hotel has been deemed as the third Best New Hotel by USA Today  this year – a huge accomplishment for a brand new hotel! We consider ourselves to be extremely fortunate to have a partner like Bob who has a heart for our city and our mission. Lido House is truly the ultimate beach house retreat embodying the luxurious yet laid back vibe of its hometown. The hotel is set on the site of the former Newport Beach City Hall and pays homage to the historic landmark with its signature restaurant, The Mayor’s Table. It also boasts the only rooftop bar in Newport Beach, Topside. Bob’s vision for Lido House hotel has come to life and has truly been one of our most superstar partners!

Hot Spots

Ferris WheelOf course, Newport Beach is home to some of the coolest scenes in the U.S.! Here are some of the must-stop, popular hot spots in town. Oh, and let’s not fool ourselves, some of the most Instagrammable locations for an impromptu photo shoot.


Written by Visit Newport Beach

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