California Tourism Safety & Security Conference

Protecting Visitors and Venues

The California Hotel & Lodging Association is holding its 14th annual California Tourism Safety & Security Conference at the Marriot Newport Beach Hotel & Spa on September 17, 2013. With a diverse audience, and a unique blend of nuts and bolts training content and networking, this annual conference has grown to be the largest of its kind in the nation. 

This year’s conference features an Active Shooter Prevention & Response educational session presented by the ALICE training institute. Since its inception, ALICE has been adopted by more than 900 organizations, representing more than one million people across the U.S.

What: California Tourism Safety & Security Conference

When: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Where: Marriot Newport Beach Hotel & Spa, 900 Newport Center Dr., Newport Beach CA, 92660

Registration: Early bird registration ends August 31, 2013. Register at

Who Should Attend: Executives and employees of any business, venue or organization with an interest in and responsibility for providing a safe environment for visitors. That includes hoteliers, attraction operators, CVB personnel, retailers, tour operators, meeting planners, shuttle and taxi services, and convention center and stadium operators. Detectives, emergency services planners, beach patrol officers, loss prevention managers, community policing officers, disaster planning officials, and directors of sales and general managers of hospitality venues should also attend.

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About CH&LA

The California Hotel & Lodging Association (CH&LA) is the largest state lodging industry association in the nation and a Partner State Association of the American Hotel & Lodging Association. Its members include all segments of the lodging industry including the California Association of Boutique & Breakfast Inns - California’s largest association of professional innkeepers and certified boutique hotels and bed and breakfast inns. CH&LA is the leading resource for communicating and protecting the rights and interests of the California lodging industry. CH&LA was established in 1893. CH&LA is on the web at


About Us

Recognized as one of the most influential state lodging associations throughout the country, the California Hotel & Lodging Association's mission is to protect the rights and interests of owners and operators and be their indispensable business resource. Established in 1893, to represent a burgeoning industry, CH&LA has built upon the goals and objectives first established in 1893, CH&LA continues to serve the unique interests of each segment of California's diverse lodging industry.