New Luxury Product Brand for New York City: City Chic Travel is excited to announce the launch of their luxury tours. Curated by locals, their itineraries are designed to give visitors access to upscale itineraries such as their New York Spring Fashion Week tour will bring together a team of personal stylists, make-up artists, celebrity hairstylists, photographers and fashionistas to guide their clients through an exclusive week. Over the course of the next few months, City Chic Travel will offer additional themed tours of New York City which center around culinary, shopping and holiday themes. In addition, the company plans to roll out their Signature Tours designed to enable visitors to experience the city like a local, while visiting city highlights and trace the footsteps of their favorite pop culture icons. For those looking for a more custom experience, City Chic Travel also offers personalized tours. For more information, visit: www.citychictravel.com.
The Museum of Ice Cream has a new location, its third, in San Francisco. Following an unprecedented demand in Los Angeles and New York City, Museum of Ice Cream opens its doors this September at the historic 1 Grant Avenue in the heart of the city. Museum of Ice Cream features ten thematically tailored, immersive installations produced entirely by its in-house design team. Interactive elements include a magical candy garden, psychedelic rainbow unicorns, a push pop installation, a cherry on top sky, the renowned Sprinkle Pool and new tastings, including an original Museum of Ice Cream flavor. The pricey attraction will have its curators presenting the best of California ice cream, and visitors will indulge in one “scoop of the week,” from a rotating cast of creameries. For more information, visit www.museumoficecream.con
The National Association for Sports Commissions (NASC) announced today a new educational initiative called the Sport Tourism Learning Institute (STLI). “The Sport Tourism Learning Institute more completely represents our thinking for the new paradigm that positions the leading trade association, NASC, as the premiere education provider for the sport tourism industry in the United States,” said Al Kidd, president and CEO of the NASC. “We will offer wider and deeper content for key players, including sports destinations, sports event owners, and industry partners. Our goal is to provide a variety of educational opportunities for all our members and industry professionals.” Courses will include: event management, a general and advanced tourism certificate, revenue and funding sources, marketing and communications, social and digital engagement, sales training for destination management organizations, event measurement tools, global event management and programs for sports events owners. For more information, visit: www.sportscommissions.org.
You Can Finally Ride the L.A.’s Funicular Once Again
Made famous once again, The Angels Flight Railway, for the first time in more than nine years, resumes ferrying passengers up and down Bunker Hill in downtown Los Angeles Angel’s Flight which, at 298 feet, has been called the world’s shortest railroad. The railway reopened in time for this year’s Labor Day Holiday. The 116-year-old railway shut down after a derailment four years ago for a $5-million safety upgrade. Its small role in the 2016 Academy Award winning film, La La Land, renewed interest in the facility, which is a favorite of visitors.