Kathleen Finneran appointed as manager, tourism, Australia & New Zealand
In the role, Finneran will manage all travel trade relations across the Oceania market for L.A. Tourism, as well as promoting the redevelopment of Los Angeles International Airport, which is in the midst of a USD$14 billion renovation.
Based in L.A. Tourism’s Sydney office, Finneran will report to Craig Gibbons, regional director, Australia and New Zealand, who said she is joining at an exciting time for Los Angeles.
“The city is currently undergoing a period of revitalisation and redevelopment with new hotels, museums and attractions opening, as well as new infrastructure as the city prepares to host the 2028 Olympics,” he said.
“Australia is L.A.’s second largest overseas visitation market, with over 60 per cent of Aussies using LAX as their gateway to North America. We have no doubt these ongoing developments of the city will attract plenty Aussie and Kiwi visitors to L.A. over the next few years.”
Finneran was formerly the trade development executive at Tourism New Zealand.