CALIFORNIA - Palm Springs Desert Resorts CVA 2012

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CALIFORNIA
Palm Springs
Desert Resorts CVA


The Palm Springs Desert Resorts CVA & the Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism welcomes you to the beautiful Coachella Valley to experience the treasure that our desert possesses, as well as the properties and activities that we offer to the travel industry.

Palm Springs Desert Resorts Convention and Visitors Authority Host:
Your CVA contact: Ashlee Ciora, Director of Travel Industry Sales
aciora&palmspringsusa.com Mobile: 602-750-7070
On Site Contacts: Jim Brychell, Mobile: 213 840-9014; Lori Gomer, Mobile: 760-880-2751;
Tracey Jardin, Mobile: 760-898-0820; Joyce Kiehl, Mobile: 510-673-1886

Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism Host:
Contact: Mary Jo Ginther, Director of Tourism mginther(3)visitpalmsprings.com Mobile: 760-898-9718

Attire: Please note that throughout the schedule suggested attire will be resort wear or business casual. A light sweater or jacket will be needed for the tram and cooler evenings. Jeep tours require shorts or jeans, closed toe walking or tennis shoes, hat and sunscreen. Taking of the Waters require bathing suit, cover-up & sandals.

Average temperatures for this time of year are warm and sunny; expect abundant sunshine and low humidity. Bring your sunglasses, sunscreen and camera!

2012 International Pow Wow Post FAM - April 26-29.2012
1. Mr. Craig Walsh, Executive Producer, Channel Seven, Australia - Media
2. Mr. Miklos Remetey, Sales Manager, GlobAlliance Airline Center, Austria - Business
3. Ms. Isabel Conway, Freelance Journalist, Isabel Conway News & Features, Belgium - Media
4. Mr. Antonio Luiz Accioly, Director Publisher, Business Travel Magazine, Brazil - Media
5. Ms. Maria de Magdala Stoltenberg, Editor, Business Travel Magazine, Brazil - Media
6. Mr. Bob Nagel, Product Development, Nagel Tours Ltd, Canada - Trade
7. Ms. Pat Nagel, Owner/Manager, Nagel Tours Ltd, Canada - Trade
8. Ms. Katrina Sagan, General Manager, Wotif.com INC, Canada - Trade
9. Ms. Terrilyn Kunopaski, Editor-in-Chief, TravelHotNews.com, Canada - Media
10. Ms. Uguette Chiasson, President, Logimonde, Inc/TravelHotNews.com, Canada - Media
11. Ms. Jenny Nian, Operator, America International Travel Services, Inc., China - Trade
12. Mr. Kewal Gill, Publisher/Editor, Gill India Communications, India - Media
13. Ms. Kamal Gill, Executive Editor, Gill India Communications, India - Media
14. Mr. Massimo Terracina, Inviato Speciale, Travel Quotidano, Italy - Trade
15. Ms. Seiko Igosawa, Manager, JTB, Japan - Trade
16. Mr. Octavian Andronic, General Manager, Amos News Press Agency, Romania - Media
17. Ms. Ana Stefania Andronic, Chief Editor, Alegro Foundation, Romania - Media
18. Ms. Mariana Ovidia Andronic, Chief Editor, Universul Padurii Magazine, Romania - Media
19. Ms. Mihaela Nicolescu, Sales Manager, Olimpic International Turism, Romania - Trade
20. Mr. George Sorin Nicolescu, President, Olimpic International Turism, Romania - Trade
21. Ms. Siew Leen Diong, Senior Manager, Dynasty Travel Int'l PTE LTD, Singapore - Trade
22. Mr. Tevin Ong, Product Manager, Chan Brothers Travel, Singapore - Trade
23. Ms. Lucia Maskova, US Commercial Service, Slovak Republic - Business
24. Mr. Andy Newmarch, Marketing Director, Top 100 Golf Courses of the World, UK- Media
25. Ms. Svitlana Zhukova, General Director, Paradise Travel Agency ltd, Ukraine - Trade
26. Mr. Kal London, Host/Producer, Radio Talk Show (Connecticut), USA - Media
27. Ms. Hannah Morimoto, Chief, Travel Desk, Amnet, USA - Trade
28. Ms. Paola Ramirez, General Manager, Con-T-Mas Group C.A., Venezuela - Trade
29. Mr. Gianfranco Costeniero, Exeutive Manager, CieloAzzurro, Italy - Trade
30. Mr. Marco Arroyo, Editor in Chief, Mundo Ejectuivo, Mexico - Media
31. Mr. Rogelio Gamundi, Reporter, Mundo Traveler, Mexico - Media
32. Ms. April Orcutt, Freelance Journalist, USA - Media
33. Mr. Jason Pacheco-Visit California Escort
34. Motorcoach Driver

Thursday, April 26,2012:

2:00 p.m. Arrive in Greater Palm Springs
2:30-3:30 p.m. Experience the Palm Spring Aerial Tramway (motorcoach)
(PSBT Representative Mary Jo Ginther)
One Tram Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Host: Nancy Nichols, Vice President Sales and Marketing
P: (760) 325-1449 E: nnichols&pstramway.com
www.pstramway.com

Ascend two and one half miles, taking a ten-minute ride up the mountains on the world's largest rotating tramcars, and experience the threshold of the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument. The two Swiss-built cabins carry you up rugged Chino Canyon from the 2,643-foot Valley Station to the 8,516-foot Mountain Station.

3:30 p.m. Transfer to host hotel
4:00 p.m. Check into host hotel Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel
(PSBT Representatives Mary Jo Ginther & Michael Jortner)
888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Host: Jack Allison, Director of Sales & Marketing
P: (760) 416-2921 E: jackallison(a)remingtonhotels.com
www.marriott.com/pspbr Discover the Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, a unique design, drawing from the surrounding landscape and fused with the glamorous history of the area. Located near downtown Palm Springs, the hotel is the perfect destination for the vacation traveler. The stylish onsite DATE restaurant provides a unique upscale experience. Enjoy a swim and outdoor fire pits or treat yourself to a massage at Spa Del Sol.
5:45 p.m. Meet in lobby to transfer to reception (motorcoach)
6:00-7:00 p.m. Reception at Hyatt Regency Suites Palm Springs
(PSBT Representatives Mary Jo Ginther, Michael Jortner & CVA Representative Jim Brychell)
285 N Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Host: Dael Strange, Director of Sales
P: (760) 969-6060 E: dstrange@hyattpalmsprings.com
www.palmsprings.hvatt.com

Hyatt Regency Suites has the urbane sophistication of the only all-suite hotel in downtown Palm Springs. The atrium-style hotel offers resort-like charm, the best city views, and guest rooms with expansive balconies and terraces. There is fabulous shopping, trendy entertainment, world-class dining and plenty of attractions close by.

7:00-10:00 p.m. Experience Palm Springs Villagefest and Downtown Palm Springs
(PSBT Representatives Mary Jo Ginther & Michael Jortner)
Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262 www, villagefest.org
9:00/10:00 p.m. Return to host hotel (motorcoach)

Friday, April 27, 2012:

7:00 a.m. Boxed breakfast provided by host hotel
(PSBT Representative Mary Jo Ginther & CVA Representative Lori Gomer)
7:30 a.m. Transfer to activity (jeep pick up)
8:00-11:00 a.m. Tour Indian Canyons with Desert Adventures
(PSBT Representative Mary Jo Ginther & CVA Representative Lori Gomer)
Host: Kim Nilsson, Director Sales & Marketing
Cell: (760) 831-4440 E: kim@red-jeep.com
www, red-jeep, com

Since 1988, Desert Adventures has provided the most talked-about outdoor adventures and unique desert events in the area. Whether a guest is traveling alone, with a family, with friends, or with a group, Desert Adventures offers a variety of unique and fun tours. Wear shorts or jeans, closed toe walking shoes, hat and sunscreen. Don't forget your Camera!

11:00 a.m. Transfer back to hotel (jeeps drop off at host hotel & The Westin Mission
Hills Resort & Spa)
11:30 a.m. Group splits into three groups and transfers to activities.
Group 1
11:30 a.m. Depart for lunch - Groups 1 &3 (25 ppl - motorcoach drop off)
11:45-12:45 p.m. Enjoy lunch downtown Palm Springs
(PSBT Representative Mary Jo Ginther&CVA Representative Jim Brychell)
12:45 p.m. Transfer to activity (motorcoach)
1:00-4:30 p.m. Experience the Palm Springs Follies at the Historic Plaza Theatre
- Musical Performance (6 ppl - motorcoach to drop off/go to box office window,ask for Dolores)
128 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Host: Dolores Dey, Senior Sales Manager
P: [760) 778-7654 xl58 E: ambassador(cbpsfollies.com, www.psfollies. com)

The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies features the music, dance - and cast - of Mid-Century America. World-renowned guest stars and international variety acts join the Follies'world-renowned line of Long-Legged Lovelies and Follies Gentlemen, who range in age from 56 to 82. Now in its 21st season.

4:30 p.m. Transfer back to host hotel (motorcoach to pick up outside front
lobby/CVA Representative Jim Brychell to assist with deparature)

Group 2
11:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Lunch and golf The Westin Mission Hills Resort & Spa
(2 ppl -jeep drop off)
71-333 Dinah Shore Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 Host: Gary Orfield, Director of Leisure Travel P: (760) 770-2145 M: (760)282-4882 E: gary.orfield&westin.com www.westinmissionhills.com On site contact: Denise Harnett (meet in resort lobby)
Two world-class golf courses and extensive recreational facilities allow guests to take full advantage of the ideal climate. The Westin's first-class spa and various pools, one with a 60-foot water slide, provide opportunities to refresh the body and soul.
4:00 p.m. Transfer back to host hotel (CVA Staff to pick up outside front lobby)

Group 3
11:45-12:45 p.m. Enjoy lunch downtown Palm Springs
(PSBT Representative Mary Jo Ginther & CVA Representative Jim Brychell)
1:30-4:00 p.m. Spa Resort Casino & Spa-Taking of the Waters spa experience
(17ppl - motorcoach drop off at hotel lobby)
401 EAmado Road, Palm Springs, CA 92262 Host: Michael Potts, Director of Sales P: 760) 778-1579 Cell: (760) 275-0720 E: mpotts&srcmail.net www.sparesortcasino.com (Go to Spa Desk by outside pools and give names to attendant)
Spa Resort Casino is located in the heart of downtown Palm Springs. The Spa Resort Casino offers top slots, exciting table games, as well as live entertainment and award-winning dining every night of the week. The hotel features 228 guest rooms, a fitness center, and a historic spa known the world over for its natural hot springs and treatments.

4:00 p.m. Transfer back to host hotel (motorcoach to pick up outside
main lobby/CVA Representative Lori Gomer to assist departure)

Group 4
11:00 a.m. Free Time On Own - Transfer back to host hotel to enjoy pool
6:00 p.m. Entire group meet in lobby to transfer to evening event (motorcoach)
(PSBT Representatives Mary Jo Ginther & Michael Jortner)
6:15- 7:00 p.m. Reception at Colony 29
(PSBT Representatives Mary Jo Ginther & Michael J ortner)
Palm Springs, CA
7:00 p.m. Transfer to dinner (motorcoach)
7:30 p.m. Dinner at LuLu California Bistro
(PSBT Representatives Mary Jo Ginther & Michael Jortner)
200 S Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Contact: Willie Rhine, General Manager
P: (760) 327-5858 E: acquapazzabistro(a)aol.com
www.lulupalmsprings.com
Lulu's feature a huge California Bistro menu including our award-winning breakfast, Sunday brunch, 3-course feasts, and a 12-hour happy hour.
9:30 p.m. Transfer back to host hotel (motorcoach)

Saturday, April 28,2012:

7:30 a.m. Meet in lobby to transfer to breakfast and site (motorcoach)
(PSBT Representative Michael Jortner & CVA Representative Jim Brychell)
7:45-9:00 a.m. Breakfast and site at Palm Springs Travelodge *
(PSBT Representative Michael Jortner; CVA Representatives Jim Brychell & Joyce Kiehl)
333 E Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92264 Host: Kathleen Bennett, Marketing & Sales Director P: (760) 416-0052 E: kathleen&resortmkta.com www.palmcanvonhotel.com

Palm Springs Travelodge "Modern, Hip & Affordable" offers great rates for all seasons. 155 contemporary deluxe guest rooms features a modern style with refrigerator, in-room coffee maker, hair dryer, safe, flat screen TV's with Showtime, free Wi-Fi access and free continental breakfast. Two outdoor pools, large whirlpool, poolside cabana day beds, fire pit, BBQ area, and other useful amenities are included with your stay. Pet Friendly!! 9:00 a.m.Transfer to activity

* Breakfast co-hosted by Ace Hotel & Swim Club 701 E Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92264 Host: Dennis Hernandez, Director Sales & Marketing P: (805) 704-4295 E: dennis.hernandez@tacehotel.com www.acehotel.com

Ace Hotel & Swim Club is a 180 room hotel, spa & resort located in Palm Springs, CA. It's on the grounds of a renovated mid-century modern motel, within walking distance of downtown. It's close to cool stuff like Joshua Tree, the Salton Sea and all kinds of historic desert modern.

9:00 a.m. Transfer to activity (motorcoach)
9:30-10:30 a.m. Tour of The Living Desert Zoo
(CVA Representatives Jim Brychell & Joyce Kiehl)
47-900 Portola Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260
Host: Pam Johnson, Group Sales Manager
P: (760) 346-5694 x2000 E: piohnsonmivinadesert.org
www, livingdesert.org

Discover bighorn sheep, cheetahs, leopards, golden eagles, Mexican wolves, a remarkable zoo and botanical gardens representing the deserts of North America and Africa. With over 1,200 protected acres, 450 wild animals, live animal shows, kids' play park, tranquil gardens, model train exhibit, hiking trails, tram rides, and more, visitors experience an oasis of family fun.

10:30 a.m. Transfer to activity (motorcoach)
11:00-12:00 p.m. Site & date shakes at Shields Date Garden
(CVA Representatives Jim Brychell & Joyce Kiehl)
80-225 Highway 111, Indio, CA 92201
Host: Mark Goulet, General Manager
Phone: (760) 347-0996 E: gouletpgaCcbaol.com
www.sh ieldsdategarden. com

Since 1924. Famous for date shakes, date ice cream, and citrus. See the free movie "The Romance and Sex Life of the Date."
12:00 a.m. Transfer to site and lunch (motorcoach)
12:30-2:30 p.m. Site and lunch at La Quinta Resort & Club
(CVA Representatives Jim Brychell & Joyce Kiehl)
49-499 Eisenhower Drive, La Quinta, CA 92253 Host: Patty Donovan, Director of Travel Industry Sales P: (760) 289-2062 E: pdonovan(S)laquintaresort.com www.laquintaresort.com

Offering 796 Spanish-style casitas, suites, and villas on 45 landscaped acres nestled at the base of the Santa Rosa Mountains. Luxurious destination spa, fitness center, 5 golf courses, 23 tennis courts, 41 pools, 53 hot spas, and 4 on-site distinctive restaurants.

2:30 p. m. Transfer to activity (motorcoach)
3:15-4:15 p.m. Palm Springs Air Museum
(PSBT Representative Mary Jo Ginther;
CVA Representatives Jim Brychell & Joyce Kiehl)
745 N GeneAutry Trail, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Host: Lisa Slam, Group Sales
P: 760-778-6262 ext. 222 E: sales&palmspringsairmuseum.org
www.palmsprinasairmuseum.org

The Palm Springs Air Museum features one of the largest collections of flying WWII aircraft, with a focus on history and education about WWII aviation.
4:15 pm. Transfer back to host hotels (motorcoach)
4:30-6:00 p.m. Free time at host hotel
6:00 p.m. Entire group meet in lobby to transfer to evening event (motorcoach)
(PSBT Representative Mary Jo Ginther)
6:30-7:30 p.m. Reception at Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert
(PSBT Representative Mary Jo Ginther)
72-567 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA 92260
Host: Arlene Amick, General Manager
P: (760) 346-5600 aamick&psmuseum.org www.psmuseum.org

Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert opens to the public on March 15,2012 with an inaugural exhibition of stunning sculpture works. The exhibition, Rodin to Now: Modern Sculpture showcases significant works by well known modern artists including Auguste Rodin, Henry Moore, Pablo Picasso, Alberto Giacometti, Donald Judd, Edgar Degas and dozens more.
7:30 p.m. Transfer to dinner (motorcoach)
8:00-10:00 p.m. Dinner on El Paseo
(PSBT Representative Mary Jo Ginther; CVA Representatives Tracey Jardin & Joyce Kiehl)
1) Daily Grill on El Paseo
73-061 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA 92260 Host: Mickele Cunard, General Manager P: (760) 779-9911 E: pddg&thegrill.com www.dailygrill.com
Daily Grill will immediately remind customers ofthe great grills that served delicious food, in hearty portions, prepared from scratch every morning by real chefs. Daily Grill tantalizes all senses with every meal, offering unique appetizers, crisp salads, fresh seafood, Angus beef, and homemade desserts.

2) Tommy Bahama's Restaurant on El Paseo 73-595 El Paseo Suite 2200, Palm Desert, CA 92260 Host: Aurissa Parsons, Special Events Coordinator
P: (760) 836-0188 aurissa.parsons&tommybahama.com
www.tommybahama.com

Enjoy the island lifestyle. Savor Tommy Bahamas chefs eclectic, tropical fare and unwind with one of their many delicious cocktails. The second-story lanai dining rooms offer breathtaking desert sunset views or dine alfresco on the spacious patio. Dinner reservations are recommended, but walk-ins are welcome.

3) Sullivan's Steakhouse
73-505 El Paseo Suite 2600, Palm Desert, CA 92260
Host: Mitch Steinman, General Manager
P: (760) 341 -3560 Egm8570@dfrg.com www.sullivansteakhouse.com

Offering hand cut steaks broiled to perfection. Classic appetizers, specialty martinis, and live music Tuesday through Sunday set in an upbeat, high energy 1940's Chicago-style steakhouse.

4) The 3rd Corner Wine Shop and Bistro
73-101 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA 92260
Host: Edward Moore, Owner
P) (760) 837-9600 E: ed@the3rdcorner.com www.the3rdcorner.com The 3r Comer Wine Shop & Bistro is a restaurant revolution.

The 3rd Corner has made eating out fun again. Their living wine list, fine food and affordable pricing all add up to the perfect dining and wine shopping experience.
10:30 p.m. Transfer back to host hotel (motorcoach)

Sunday, April 29,2012:
7:00 a.m. Meet in lobby to transfer to breakfast and site (motorcoach)
7:30-8:30 a.m. Breakfast and site at Los Arboles
(PSBT Representative Mary Jo Ginther)
784 N Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262 Host: Jeff Brown, Director of Sales & Marketing P: (760) 459-3605 E: ehnohuhu&amail.com www.losarboleshotel.com

The brand new Los Arboles Hotel, dramatic mountain views, clear blue pools, green trees, sunny decks and private event spaces for up to 100 guests. Offering on-site catering and twenty-one stunning rooms. Los Arboles offers luxuries available only at larger hotels.
8:30 a.m. Depart Greater Palm Springs!
  
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