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New website for Hollywood tourists debuts

February 26, 2010 |  8:02 pm

Hollywood tourism

Expedia, Orbitz and Travelocity are all fine ways of booking a trip to fun spots like Las Vegas, San Francisco and San Diego.

But if you plan to visit Hollywood, you can use a travel website designed exclusively for Tinseltown.

The new site,, was created by Universal Studios Hollywood and went live this week. Although the theme park's logos and ticket deals are featured prominently on the site, visitors can also book trips to nearby attractions, such as Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm, and make reservations with tour bus companies and Hollywood hotels.

The website is part of an effort by a coalition of Los Angeles businesses to promote Hollywood as it celebrates several milestones and openings. 2010 marks the 50th anniversary of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the 70th anniversary of the Palladium theater and the 25th anniversary of the RockWalk, a rock music tribute on Sunset Boulevard.

In the next few weeks, the website is expected to expand to include tips on local eateries, historic landmarks, walking tours and other things to see. 

-- Hugo Martin

Photo: Hollywood celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Walk of Fame. Credit: Los Angeles Times