Beth Lincoln,
Phone: (303)679-3183


Valerie Sewell
Phone: (303)989 9900 x 645




Friday September 20, 2013 at 1:00 PM PDT
Saturday September 21, 2013 at 10:00 PM PDT

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Catalina Canyon Resort & Spa 
888 Country Club Dr
Avalon, CA 90704

Tel: (310) 510-0325  1888 GR8 STAY

APTA has a room block at the resort for $149.00 a night plus tax.  Please contact the hotel directly to secure rooms. Our room block expires on the 17th of August 2013.

Driving Directions 

Super Shuttle has shuttles from LAX to the Catalina Express departure point at San Pedro and the Long Beach downtown departure point.  Cost $29.00 each way, IATAN and group discounts available.  Super Shuttle also has shuttles to the Catalina Express departure point at Long Beach from Orange County airport.  Cost $39.00 each way, IATAN and group discounts available.

1800 258 3826

Catalina Express  $72.50 roundtrip to Catalina Island, $66.00 for seniors.  A special IATAN/CLIA rate is available. There is a special $7.50 coupon available for APTA members, please mention it when you make your reservations. Catalina Express also departs from Dana Point. 

1800 481 3470




We're going to the beach!

 September 20 & 21, 2013

Penguins APTA Forum 2013

Join us on beautiful Catalina Island for our annual APTA National Forum, where we bring together the leaders, movers and shakers of our niche market, with chapter officials and members from all 13 local chapters in attendance. This is a superb networking opportunity, and the  ideal occassion for suppliers and buyers to meet and mingle. The Forum is open to all members, individuals and corporate. This year's Forum will have a strong focus on conservation, sustainability and responsible tourism.  With over 70 registrations already this years Forum is going to be a great success.  Don't miss out.

Thank You… A special thanks to the our Los Angeles chapter for hosting our Forum and The Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce, Catalina Island Resorts and Services, Catalina Express, Catalina Canyon Resort & Spa and Supper Shuttle for their participation and sponsorship.

Please contact our events coordinator Valerie Sewell for information on how you can sponsor or contribute, we are currently looking for speakers, sponsors and of course you – attendees!

To contact Val please email her at:

SA Tourism Penguins

Photo courtesy of SA Tourism

    $100 Registration Fee includes:

    •  Networking opportunities, board meetings & updates on Friday afternoon 
    •  Friday afternoon registration & networking with sponsors
    • Friday evening welcome cocktail reception
    •  Breakfast & panel discusions Saturday morning
    •  Lunch,  networking opportunities, interactive speakers & educational sessions Saturday afternoon
    • Beach barbecue Saturday evening at Descanso Beach sponsored by APG USA


    An enormous thank you goes out to our sponsors and speakers - thank you!  

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