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What's New and Anniversaries for 2011 from DCI's Travel Destination Clients!




What's New and Anniversaries for 2011 from DCI's Travel Destination Clients!

DCI's client destinations are kicking off the New Year by presenting the top new and noteworthy experiences for all travelers to enjoy in 2011. Please find our clients' highlighted events below.

Featured destinations: California; Corpus Christi; Dubai; Finger Lakes Wine Country; Massachusetts; New Mexico; Park City, UT; Greater Portland, OR; Tasmania; Toronto, Ontario; and Greater Williamsburg, VA.


Name of Experience/Event: Circ du Soleil IRIS - Exclusively at Kodak Theater
Location (City): Los Angeles, CA
Dates: Ticket sales begin July 22, 2011
Price: TBD
Description: In the second only permanent show of Cirque du Soleil, this new production is a lyrical, fanciful, kinetic foray into the seventh art. Bringing together dance, acrobatics, live video, filmed sequences and animation, the show takes spectators on a fantastic voyage through the history of cinema and its genres, taking them into the heart of the movie-making process. 

Name of Experience/Event: Gateway Science Museum
Location (City): Chico, CA
Dates: Year-round
Price: Adults $5; Children $3
Description: In Spring of 2010 the Chico area welcomed the Gateway Science Museum, which encourages curious minds of all ages to discover science and the natural heritage of Northern California by exploring the museum's diverse collection of exhibits. The museum is also located in an interesting and unique landscape. Outside, visitors will find five separate eco-regions, including a paleo flora area, riparian zone, buffer zone, delta and northern lower mountain region. 

Name of Experience/Event: New Yacht for Cruises
Location (City): Stockton, CA
Dates: Year-round
Price: Prices vary by service
Description: Stockton Yacht Charters, a family-owned business, has expanded operations to include the City of Stockton. The newly acquired vessel, Island Girl, is a luxurious 149-passenger motor yacht, now based out of the Stockton Marina. Public and private cruises include a delicious champagne brunch, scenic lunch and sunset dinner cruises.

Name of Experience/Event: What's New for Ski Season
Location (City): Mammoth Lakes & Lake Tahoe, CA
Dates: Winter Season 2011
Description: Mammoth Mountain is pioneering the idea of mobile food on the mountain this season, with the development of two decked-out snow cats that will make burritos and calzones for guests on the mountain. Pacific Crest Heli-Guides, in partnership with HeliTahoe, is offering helicopter skiing and snowboarding in the Truckee/Lake Tahoe area for the upcoming 2010-11 winter season. This will be the first full-fledged helicopter skiing operation launched in the Lake Tahoe region. 


Name of Experience/Event: 35th Annual Bayfest 2011
Location (City): Corpus Christi, TX
Dates: September 2011
Price: $7.00 per person
Description: Attracting over 110,000 festival goers yearly, Bayfest is a three-day outdoor music and arts festival along the shoreline that celebrates the unique cultural and ethnic diversity of the region by composing a colorful explosion of entertainment and fun. As one of the few festivals in the nation that is run by volunteers and profits local charities, Bayfest has raised over $11.8 million since its inaugural year in 1976, with 80% of the funds raised going to those local organizations and 5,000 individuals volunteering their time.

Name of Experience/Event: Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra's 65th Anniversary
Location (City): Corpus Christi, TX
Dates: Through April 2011
Price: Starting at $160.00 per person
Description: The Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra is a professional contract orchestra that is performing six concert series this season and bringing the thrill of internationally acclaimed artists, lasting adoration of classical music's beloved pieces, and the present day allure of silver screen hits. In February, individual musicians will share their talents as soloists are showcased, while in March, cinema reigns supreme as timeless pieces from the silver screen will be highlighted from movies such as Batman and Harry Potter. The treasured musical abilities of pianist Haochen Zhang, co-winner of the 2009 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Gold Medal will be explored during April.

Name of Experience/Event: Melges 24 World Championship Regatta
Location (City): Corpus Christi, TX
Dates: May 11-21, 2011
Price: Varies
Description: Corpus Christi will be hosting the Melges 24 World Championship Regatta, a high achievement in the sailing world, for the first time this May. The city offers the deepest bay waters in Texas, creating the perfect atmosphere for this global competition to take place with its smooth sea breezes year-round. The Melges 24 is a one-design class of sailboat used for racing, designed in 1992. The competition will take place in the Corpus Christi Harbor and Clubhouse; in conjunction with the race, the Omni Corpus Christi Hotel Marina Tower is offering a special regatta rate and experiences for visitors in the downtown Marina District with spectacular views of the bay.


Name of Experience/Event: 15th Annual Dubai Shopping Festival
Location (City): Dubai, U.A.E. 
Dates: January 20 - February 20, 2011
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