“Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these courageous visitor services specialists from assisting visitors from around the world.”
The La Jolla Visitor Center recently celebrated 10 years of service, assisting visitors in the village of La Jolla.
The Center opened 10 years ago on March 7, 2002, established through a partnership with the La Jolla BID, advertising support from ConVis Members, City & County of San Diego grants, and the La Jolla Village Merchants Association.
Over the past 10 years, the Visitor Services Staff and Volunteers at the La Jolla Visitor Center have assisted over 405,100 visitors. Sunshine or rain, they provide a warm welcome to visitors and offer information and inspiration on great things to see and do in La Jolla and throughout the San Diego region. Approximately 20 volunteers have contributed over 18,000 hours of their personal time and provide specialized La Jolla knowledge to visitors.
Here are some recent letters of appreciation & support from La Jolla Merchants:
Throughout the years, the professional LJVC staff and volunteers have influenced how and where visitors spend their time and money while visiting the La Jolla/San Diego region. The LJVC is vital to our business and it helps support the economic growth of La Jolla. Surf Diva has always appreciated and valued the LJVC staff and volunteers since they share their knowledge and passion for our area, distribute maps to visitors, are instrumental in our marketing efforts, and are familiar with our surf school program options.
Coco Tihanyi, President & Owner
Surf Diva, Inc.
In addition to distributing brochures and providing a welcoming presence to visitors, the friendly volunteers and staff of the Visitor Center support local marketing efforts by sharing their familiarity with our hotel and with many other local businesses, features and attractions.
The La Jolla Visitors Center is important for our business and a vital local marketing element helping to support healthy long term community economic growth.
Egon and Maureen Kafka-Murphy
La Jolla Village Lodge
The La Jolla visitor center has been one of La Jolla’s information focal points for many years now. Our business depends on many facets of the booths operation. First, we participate in the marketing opportunity the booth provides with their advertising panels. Second, we host a lunch every year for the booths staff and volunteers. We feel it is imperative that they can convey to their guests that we are one of the best dining options in our market. Finally, La Jolla can be a confusing destination for first time visitors – the information booth provides maps and flyers that promote all the many entertainment options that are available to our visitors. …[it is] one of the most important elements of our tourist infrastructure.
George Hauer, Proprietor
George’s at the Cove
Congratulations and thanks go out to to Jane Ulyshen, Visitor Services Supervisor; part-time staff members Sabine Bradshaw, Carol Cross, Patty Fares, and C.J. Middendorf; as well as our wonderful volunteer team. And a special nod to former LJVC managers/supervisors Suzanne Tawil-Betlach; and Joanna Amaya.