Los Angeles tells tourists 'everyone is welcome' with airport stunt

Everyone is welcome in the City of Angels!

Los Angeles has launched a new tourism campaign with a strong message for international visitors - everyone is welcome.

The city is addressing the anti-welcome sentiment that's been growing in the USA following the election of Donald Trump and his controversial policies.

To share the message of love and inclusivity, over 1,000 Angelenos came together over the weekend to create one of the world’s largest, human-powered "welcome" signs at LAX.

Australians travelling on Virgin Australia flight VA23 were given a unique warm welcome as they approached the airport, with volunteers coming together to spell out "welcome" in four languages - English, Spanish, Chinese and Arabic.

Pretty Little Liars star Tammin Sursok and TV host Jason Dundas were among those showing the world that #EveryoneIsWelcome.

Tammin said: "LA has been my home for over a decade and I have friends - which I now call family - a career and I'm raising my daughter here.

"I’m getting behind this initiative because, now, more than ever, we must understand that we truly are a community - and this is such an important message to share with the world."

Tourism Economics projected that LA County could suffer a potential three-year loss of 800,000 international visitors in response to the current climate in the USA.

Over 430,000 Aussies visited Los Angeles in 2016.

Discover Los Angeles boss Ernest Wooden Jr said he wants the world to know LA is still one of the planet's most diverse cities, with residents hailing from 140 countries who speak more than 224 different languages.

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