Visit Ventura – A Great Place to Work and More

logo_desktop.pngVisit Ventura was once again awarded as a great place to work, this time by the California Travel Association (CalTravel). Visit Ventura was presented with CalTravel's Great Workplace Award for 2019 in September. The CalTravel award continues an ongoing string of awards for Visit Ventura, among them back to back (2018 and 2019) awards as one of the best places to work on California’s Central Coast, and Adrian gold award, three years running, from the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI). Visit Ventura’s entry, “The Perfect Talk Trigger,” was chosen as the recipient of Destinations International's WOW Award: Most Creative. The award-winning campaign for the WOW award centered on Visit Ventura's eye-catching ambigram and a simple message. You see things as you see them. Here in Ventura, everyone is welcome. The ambigram stickers are innovative, yes, and Visit Ventura used them to full effect when the Amgen Tour of California came to town this past May, painting 48-foot by 17-foot ambigrams on the city streets and rooftops for the world to see (televised race coverage reached an estimated 15 million viewers). Yes, Visit Ventura printed 200,000 stickers, and they’ve been flying out the Visitor Center door. Yes, the stickers were also inserted in 65,000 Visitor Guides. Regardless of the numbers, according to Visit Ventura staff, it’s always about a heartfelt welcome to everyone—visitors and residents alike.