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Visit California Offers Toronto A Taste Of Its Offerings

It was a tasty evening in Toronto for a select group of travel trade types as Visit California and Visit Santa Barbara offered a taste of what the destination has to offer. Naturally, good food and good wine were on the menu.

Visit California’s Kristen Bonilla welcomed the group, telling them that there were plenty of “amazing” and “unique” things happening in the state that will keep visitors enthralled from the start to finish of their vacations.

Bonilla highlighted the new California 101 video series – there are 36 of them in all – that showcases just about all the state has to offer its visitors, noting that they are great for trip planning.

(Check them out at ).

Santa Barbara’s Karna Hughes told guests attending the event that there is lots going on in Santa Barbara, with a couple of the highlights including the new Hotel Californian Resort that opened last fall and the upcoming opening of the Rosewood Miramar Beach Montecito later this year.

For more on Visit California, go to ; while for more on Santa Barbara, visit

Picture Perfect

Seen in the photo, from l to r, are Visit California’s Kristen Bonilla; Visit California’s Ally Carlson; and Visit Santa Barbara’s Karna Hughes at a celebration of California food and wines (including some from Santa Barbara) at the iYellow Loft in Toronto.

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