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Oxnard Convention & Visitors Bureau Launches Restaurant Week Promotion January 21-31, 2011

Program Part of More Than 20 Cities Participating in California Restaurant Month

More than 15 Oxnard businesses will celebrate Oxnard International Restaurant Week January 21-31 2011 announced Janet Sederquist, president and CEO of the Oxnard Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Oxnard International Restaurant Week is an incredible opportunity to experience some of the best food and wine in the destination at a value they can’t get at any other time of the year,” Sederquist noted. “January is also a great time to get great hotel specials and experience the diversity of what our destination offers, from our uncrowded beaches to Wine, Chocolate & Cheese Tours.

Diners can pick up a passport postcard at the California Welcome Center Oxnard or at participating restaurants to receive 15% off of your entire meal (alcohol excluded). For more information on participating restaurants, check

Oxnard International Restaurant Week is part of California Restaurant Month, designated by the California Travel & Tourism Commission (CTTC). More than 20 destinations across California, from the desert and coast to wine country and High Sierra, are hosting restaurant weeks this January. “California is the top U.S. destination for culinary travel, so with these deals there’s never been a better time for foodies to visit California,” said Caroline Beteta, CTTC president & CEO. “Since we produce 90 percent of American wine and more than 400 agricultural crops, we attract some of the greatest chefs who enjoy creating with the freshest ingredients – which whets visitors’ appetites for more. Enjoying the California foodie lifestyle this January is a New Year’s resolution we can all stick to! ”

In 2007, Oxnard commissioned Lauren Schlau Consulting and CIC Research to complete an economic impact study, which revealed visitors to the city spend $3.2 million on food and beverages, and that is 26% of the total spending of $711 Million. In addition, Oxnard’s food and beverage sector employs 4,300 people. Last year travelers in California spent $21.3 billion on food and beverages, more than for any other spending segment and constituting 26 percent of all visitor spending last year (Source: Dean Runyan Associates). For more information about California Restaurant Month, visit

About Oxnard:
Oxnard is an easy drive up the coast from Los Angeles or from the northern portions of California. Visitors are encouraged to enjoy Oxnard’s uncrowded beaches, harbors, open agricultural fields and explore the many diverse attractions and outdoor adventures that are unique to the area. A wide variety of hotel accommodations are available ranging from mid-priced rooms to oceanfront and seaside settings. To obtain tourism information on Oxnard, visit the website at

About CTTC:

CTTC is a non-profit organization with a mission to develop and maintain marketing programs – in partnership with the state's travel industry – that keep California top-of-mind as a premier travel destination. According to CTTC, travel and tourism expenditures total $87.7 billion annually in California, support jobs for 881,000 Californians and generate $5.3 billion in state and local tax revenues. For more information about CTTC and for a free California Visitor’s Guide, go to