New York may be the city that never sleeps, but Los Angeles is the one that never stops moving with changes occurring in the city every year.

Over the last 12 months alone, at least a dozen new hotels have opened across Los Angeles’ many districts from The Jeremy in West Hollywood to the InterContinental Downtown; L.A. buses have free wi-fi; there’s better train connectivity to Santa Monica; and let’s not forget the multi-million dollar upgrades at LAX Airport including new eateries to completely renovated lounges.

With the city now selected to host the 2028 Olympic Games, tourists can expect changes to pop up around the destination more frequently.


Speaking to Travel Agents at an exclusive preview of the Justice League last month hosted by Air New Zealand, Warner Bros Studio Tour Hollywood and LA Tourism, the city’s Travel Trade Manager Australia & New Zealand, Carolyn Nightingale, said there’s a lot of things happening in Los Angeles at the moment, making it one of the hottest places to be.

“At LAX we have a $14 billion renovation making lots of improvements, there’s a plethora of new hotels coming and it’s all really happening right now in Los Angeles.”

Carolyn Nightingale, Los Angeles Tourism Travel Trade Manager Australia & New Zealand

Fifty Agents enjoyed a product update from the partners, plus the chance to win a  trip to LA and enjoyed a private screening of the new blockbuster WB Justice League. Events also took place in Melbourne and Gold Coast.

Here are just a few of new things tourists can expect to see & do now & in the future around Los Angeles:


A full DC experience

Warner Bros Studio Hollywood

For those who love a little Diana Prince and her team of not-so merry heroes, you can get the full Justice League experience at Warner Bros. Studio Hollywood. The interactive exhibits features original comics on the heroic team, three Warner Bros. Games such as the ever-popular Batman: Arkham Knight, as well as props and costumes used in two of the DC Extended Universe movies.


A Museum of Failure

Los Angeles 2

With every up, there’s a down and now there’s a whole exhibition dedicated to celebrating people’s failures. Coming to Downtown L.A. between 1 December 2017 and 4 February 2018, the Museum of Failure was conceived by psychologist and innovation researcher, Dr. Sam West and is designed to showcase the largest flops in history, which were later built upon and transformed into major successes.


A People Mover

Literally named after what it does, the Automated People Mover moves visitors from one part of Los Angeles International Airport to another. The multi-million dollar train line is currently under construction and will be a blessing to those on connecting flights. The train line will be made up of six stops (three inside the terminal and three outside), it will run every two minutes/24 hours a day, and the best part is that it’ll be free to airport users.


A ‘Happy Place’

Happy Place Museum

Open from now until 7 January 2018, is the most instagrammable pop-up in L.A. – Happy Place. With 13 rooms set to inspire happiness, guests can climb on a gigantic birthday cake, jump off a rainbow into a pot of 25,000 smiley faced coins and selfie next to a pair of 7-foot tall candied high heels, made from a million sweet treats.


A new stadium

Los Angeles Stadium

Coming in 2020 is the 70,000-seat home of the Rams and Chargers. A $2.6 billion stadium is being built in Los Angeles to host year-round events for spots and the opening and closing ceremonies for the 2028 Olympic Games. The 298-acre stadium will have a transparent roof, a 2-acre public plaza for outdoor games and it’ll have a 300-room hotel.


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In the last two years, airlines have opened the gates wide open for travel between the East Coast of Australia into Los Angeles, with the most unexpected one being Air New Zealand. The carrier leaped right into the trans-Pacific service with two daily flights during non-peak and three daily flights during peak, which not only offer travellers that memorable Kiwi service but access to the airline’s unique inflight Skycouch product.

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