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Destination Irvine Garners Knowledge on the Tourism Industry’s Hottest Issues

Monday, July 03, 2017

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On June 27-29, Demea Metcalf and Wendy Haase of Destination Irvine joined 300 other travel industry professionals during the 35th annual California Travel Summit (CTS). CTS brings the state’s travel and tourism industry together for three days of authoritative speakers and panels on the hottest issues of the day effecting the industry, along with unparalleled networking opportunities, hands-on speakers, and workshops.

Destination Irvine sponsored a food and wine pairing “Renew Session” featuring local chocolatier ChocXO and wines from Chateau Montelena Winery. Attendees of the session explored the myriad flavors and intricacies of the art of food and wine pairing with a special emphasis on local flavors.

California Travel Association (CalTravel) is the influential unified voice for California’s travel and tourism industry. CalTravel protects and enhances the interests and investments of the California travel and tourism industry through advocacy, collaboration, and education. Haase serves on the board of directors.

For more information about Destination Irvine and things to do in the city, visit

Photo: Wendy Haase and Demea Metcalf, Destination Irvine, Linda DiMario, Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce, Laine Malnight, Chocxo Bean to Bar Chocolatier and Linda and Brian Baker, Chateau Montelena Winery.

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