Local Programs

Santa Monica CVB participates in a number of programs that help both residents and local businesses. Read on to learn how you can benefit from these programs.

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Santa Monica Local Programs

Santa Monica Convention & Visitors Bureau promotes tourism, for the benefit of local businesses and residents alike. It brings consumer revenue to local merchants, while the hotel bed tax helps fund our local schools, parks, police, fire, libraries, social services and street improvements.

When residents’ family and friends come to visit, let us help you plan itineraries and make restaurant and accommodation reservations. Stay up to date with local current events, via our events calendar.

Local Programs in Santa Monica

The Green Certification Program: Santa Monica CVB was the first charter business in Santa Monica to receive a “Green Business” Certification for practicing and promoting the city’s sustainable lifestyle. The Green Certification program is a collaborative effort of the City of Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, Santa Monica CVB and Sustainable Works. Learn how to certify your business.

I Am Santa Monica I Am Santa Monica: The SMCVB has also designed a free education program, open to anyone interested in learning about customer service skills, cultural sensitivity and Santa Monica’s destination brand promise. The purpose of the program is to further the success of Santa Monica as a destination by assisting local businesses in the community to grow and develop while protecting the community’s vital assets and spirit: the reasons we all call Santa Monica “home.” To learn more about the program or to enroll, click here.

The Extra Bedroom Program: Each year during the holiday season, Santa Monica hotels and businesses offer discounted rates and offers to Santa Monica residents. Simply show proof of Santa Monica residency (California ID or driver’s license), and your friends and relatives will receive the discounts. Click here for more information on the Extra Bedroom Program.

Buy Local Santa Monica: Buy Local Santa Monica is a campaign that was created by representatives of the Santa Monica business community and the City of Santa Monica to support local businesses and raise awareness of the community, economic and environmental benefits of choosing local first.  Click here to learn more about Buy Local Santa Monica and how you can participate!

Santa Monica Business & Job Opportunities

Santa Monica Business Opportunities: SMCVB wants to be a good partner by providing several opportunities to help promote your tourism business including holiday offerings throughout the year, extend specials to welcome city wide groups, travel with SMCVB sales team to trade shows, volunteer opportunities and more! Click here to learn more.

Volunteer Opportunities: Become a Welcome Ambassador! Have free access to Santa Monica's most prestigious events. A great way to meet others - personal or business! To sign up to be a Welcome Ambassador, fill out our online form at www.santamonica.com/volunteer.

SMCVB Job Openings: Become a part of the Santa Monica Convention & Visitors Bureau team. Learn more about current job opportunities and employment


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