Visit Oceanside also awarded several local industry champions. Recipients included:
- Industry Partner of the Year: Vallie Gilley, O’side Kitchen Collaborative
- Lodging Partner of the Year: Maria Bello with the Courtyard by Marriott and Residence Inn by Courtyard in Oceanside
- Local Tourism Champion: Oceanside Museum of Art
- Visit Oceanside Industry Champion of the Year: Mike Bone
- Congressman Levin’s Congressional Recognition for Volunteerism: Connie Gentili, Carola Grove, Richard Kahl, Pat Raetz, Charlene Yoh
Thank you to the City of Oceanside’s Economic Development for their ongoing partnership and support. Special thank you to our vendors who helped make our tenth annual Tourism Summit a huge success: Beach House Winery, Coomber Craft Wines, Green Oceanside, KOCT, Miller’s Table, O’side Kitchen Collaborative, and Pride by Beach. We’d also like to recognize Mainstreet Oceanside and the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce for their assistance.
Visit Oceanside is the sales and marketing engine for Oceanside’s tourism industry. Through distinctive branding, cooperative marketing opportunities, group sales initiatives and public relations strategies, Visit Oceanside promotes travel to the city for both leisure and business.