Together with several California law enforcement, security, and tourism industry organizations, the Association plans and hosts the nation’s largest training conference dedicated to issues of safety & security for visitors and visitor venues.   The annual conference features timely new training topics each year, presented by experienced practitioners and subject matter experts.   Content and logistics are planned and coordinated by a diverse committee of volunteers, who comprise the travel safety coalition, reflecting a variety of different segments of the travel/tourism industry and those responsible for protecting & serving visitors and visitor venues.  The event features training presentations, plus the Tech Expo which showcases emerging tools & technologies, and a networking cocktail reception.   The conference has been praised for its timely and relevant “nuts-n-bolts” training content, as well as its valuable networking opportunities.  The conference has been held at various locations throughout California.  Participants come from all across the United States.  Participation is by pre-registration, and is open only to qualified working professionals.

The 20th annual California Tourism Safety & Security Conference is tentatively scheduled for March 2020, in Monterey, California.   The Conference has been co-hosted by the CTSSA, Anaheim Police Department, Garden Grove Police Department, San Francisco Police Department, Newport Beach Police Department, OC Hotel Association, San Francisco Hotel Council, Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau, CHLA, and other organizations.

For inquiries regarding membership or participation in the Conference, email Mark Litch at



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