SACRAMENTO -- The California Travel and Tourism Commission called
on leisure and business travelers to avoid rescheduling trips to
Southern California in the aftermath of the wildfires.
"We invite people from across the nation and around the world to
visit California in the weeks ahead to enjoy all we have to offer,"
said Caroline Beteta, the CTTC's executive director. "Your visit
will help us rebuild and recover from this terrible disaster."
The fires that ravaged parts of the state never threatened theme
parks in San Diego, Orange County or greater Los Angeles, the CTTC
Tourist destinations in those areas and in "the great majority
of the state [was] unaffected by the fires -- [they] remain open
for business," the CTTC said. "Airports and freeways in Southern
California are once again running at normal capacity."