In a bid to re-establish The City’s place among West Coast convention destinations, the Moscone Convention Center could add more than 200,000 square feet of underground and aboveground convention and meeting space.
San Francisco Travel Association President Joe D’Alessandro unveiled plans to add the meeting and exhibition space Friday during a San Francisco Business Times event about future development here. Read More
Thanks to a series of improvements at San Francisco International Airport, including the reopening of the revamped Terminal 2, concession sales increased by 14 percent last fiscal year, topping out at $783.4 million.
Gross receipts from car rentals, retail stores, food vendors and duty-free shops all showed double-digit increases. Read More
The SoMa landmark is slated for an ambitious expansion that will claim new space underground and possibly entice more high-profile — and high-spending — conventions to come to San Francisco. Over the past 30 years, the city-owned Moscone Convention Center has helped turn the once-gritty South of Market neighborhood into a red-hot destination. Almost 1 million conventioneers each year visit the sprawling center. Read More
San Francisco will be selling its biggest industry — tourism — to an international audience of tour operators and travel agents at a trade show this week that local officials hope will generate a flood of cash from overseas for The City’s struggling economy. 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
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
Destination-marketing organizations such as the San Francisco Travel Association are often described as the guardians of the future. This is especially so here, where tourism is our largest industry, generating in excess of $8.5 billion annually for the local economy, supporting 66,837 jobs and an annual payroll of $1.86 billion. Read More
Restaurants, bars, taxi companies and sports memorabilia shops will be the most immediate beneficiaries of the Giants’ stirring run to the postseason — and with the national spotlight set to shine on The City, San Francisco should benefit from the team’s playoff appearance for years to come. Read More