We have noted that hotel rates in London have increased about 60% due to the Olympics.
The U.S. Department of Commerce reports that tourism and travel-related spending by international visitors has increased by 8% to $13.9 billion in May. We are on pace for another record year.
Congratulations to Jeff Ward, our San Diego Area Coordinator, for a very successful July 7 meeting, with 40 members and guests.
Special thanks to Bill Altaffer for an excellent presentation at our June meeting in Santa Monica.
Occasionally members inquire if TCC Board Meetings are open for members to attend. Yes, you may attend as an observer, with prior notification.
Congratulations to our TCC members in Colorado, who celebrated the chapter’s 23rd birthday.
We hope you will join us in Berlin for TCC’s International Meeting, September 21-24, 2012. We have over 20 international members, plus 30 German members, already registered, so all sessions will be in English.
Please also join us for our Southern California September meeting at the private Pacific Club in Newport Beach. Special thanks to Tom Jackson, CTC, for letting us utilize his membership.
—Klaus Billep, TCC Chairman