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Orange County has launched its latest lifestyle for visitors from the Middle East


Orange County Visitors Association (OCVA) California, has launched its latest lifestyle tourism campaign centered around the celebration of the end of the year, with opportunities for visitors from the Middle East to participate in the annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade. The event, which this year will celebrate its 110th anniversary, sees the houses and villas of Southern California’s rich and famous dressed in elaborate Christmas illuminations, while a flotilla of commercial and private yachts and marine craft are also decorated in festive illumination, making a grand spectacle for both participants and the viewing public alike.

This year the glittering event will welcome over 1.5 million people where the attendants will have the opportunity to participate in the parade as a passenger on one of the decorated vessels or join the event with their own boat.

The 110th Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade makes its way through the Newport Harbor this December, with its parade route starting and ending point at Tip of Lido Isle. The parade will begin at approximately 6:30 p.m. each night from December 19 – 23.

“The OC Christmas” package provides visitors from the Middle East special access to join one of the boats or yachts participating in the flotilla, either as part of a group or on a special VIP private boat basis. As additional added value provided exclusively to Middle East visitors, the packages also included complimentary VIP shopping experiences and discounts worth over $2,000 at the OC’s leading retail destinations of Fashion Island, Irvine Spectrum and South Coast Plaza.

Ed Fuller, CEO and Chairman of Orange County Visitors Association California “Orange County during his last mission in UAE mentioned several times that Middle Easters are rebounding back to fourth place among the top Orange County visitors next to China, Canada and Mexico.

For OC this has been a fruitful summer and there is great expectation that it will be a return to the initial visit numbers of 2016. Fuller also expressed hope that Middle Easterners would continually make Orange County part of their itinerary.

To avail The OC Christmas packages please contact your local travel agent or contact the Orange County Visitors Association Middle East Office at: visittheocme@aviareps.com