For me, Houston has always been a stopover, not a foodie destination. Read More
Warning: I’m going to be asking you for money. This is my annual version of what I call “Joe’s Pledge Drive.”
I hope you kept reading because this is important. Read More
There was a time when almost every San Francisco visitor armed with a briefcase, even just a camera and map, would stay in the history-rich guestrooms of Nob Hill. But now four hotels in that neighborhood are up for sale as tourists, business travelers and conference-goers seek locations closer to downtown or Fisherman’s Wharf. Read More
International Pow Wow, produced by the U.S. Travel Association, is the American tourism industry’s largest marketplace. Held since 1969, Pow Wow promotes the host city as well as international travel to the U.S. by providing participants a venue in which to showcase and sell their U.S. travel products and services to premier international buyers.
Tomorrow it’s our turn.
From Saturday through Wednesday, San Francisco is the host city for Pow Wow. Read More
San Francisco is a more desirable place to take a trip than Las Vegas or San Diego, but not as much as New York or Honolulu, according to a new survey.Trip Advisor, a travel information website, released its 2011 Travelers’ Choice rankings on Tuesday, which placed San Francisco as the No. 3 in its list of top destinations in the United States. Read More
It’s one of the more memorable film scenes from the 1990s. Cuba Gooding, in his role as football player Rod Tidwell, is unhappy with his contract. Testing the mettle of his agent Jerry Maguire (Tom Cruise) in spectacular fashion, Tidwell finally exclaims, “Show me the money!”To citizens and investors in the San Francisco travel product, I’d say: “Show me the numbers.” Read More
San Francisco is expecting 200,000 visitors a day for the 34th America’s Cup, which could present a logistical nightmare when it comes to transporting all those yacht racing fans. Add in a Giants game at AT&T Park and those numbers could swell even more.
A preliminary “people plan” released by city officials Thursday includes several proposals of how to manage the wave of people expected to watch the regatta. Read More
We’ve been encouraged over here at the San Francisco Travel Association by the recent results of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce’s 2011 CityBeat poll. Read More
San Francisco has cashed in on its beauty for so long, it may be considered the world’s longest vanity project. Read More
Later this month, Muni’s Powell-Mason cable car line, a route that draws thousands of tourists each day, will shut down for four days due to repair work. Read More