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ANAHEIM, Calif.–The Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau (AOCVCB) has launched Part II of its Faces of Tourism” video series. This tourism community series consists of five, short videos that feature the area’s engaging frontline staff and tourism industry pioneers. The video series shares real-life stories of individuals whose lives and lifestyles are personally touched by the success of tourism’s billion-dollar business in the Anaheim area.

Beginning October 7, 2014 through November 6, the “Faces of Tourism” videos will be released on a weekly basis and posted on the AOCVCB's YouTube channel.

November 6, video release- Werner Escher, legendary South Coast Plaza marketing pioneer. Tourism industry icon Werner Escher is a born storyteller. He has shared South Coast Plaza’s story from the humble lima bean fields to international shopping mecca with people throughout the world for the past four decades. His infectious charm and dedication have helped make this world-class destination shine.

VIDEO LINK: Werner Escher, South Coast Plaza Faces of Tourism video


These videos showcase the individuals’ distinctive hospitality style and their unique story of how the tourism industry has made a difference in their lives.

Orange County’s tourism industry employs approximately 160,000 people. In 2013 the Anaheim/OC area hosted 44.4 Million visitors who spent $9.6 Billion dollars in our area.