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
Image of the weekPow wowing: Naina Ayya of the Moscone Center hands a box lunch to a taxi driver Thursday. It was one of 500 lunches distributed to cabbies — who often are the first contact with travelers — by the San Francisco Travel Association, which is hosting the International Pow Wow at Moscone that began this weekend. The Pow Wow brings together more than 5,500 representatives from 70 countries to share ideas on how to promote travel destinations. 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 has cashed in on its beauty for so long, it may be considered the world’s longest vanity project. Read More