Published on : Friday, March 15, 2019
San Francisco tourism set new records in 2018, and would keep up the growth momentum in 2019 as per the San Francisco Travel Association data. About 25.8 m visitors visited San Francisco in 2018, a 1.2 per cent growth over 2017. Total spending by visitors, was up by 2.3 per cent, to U.S. dollars 10 billion. It included spending on meetings and conventions.
San Francisco Travel Association released last year’s tourism figures and projections for 2019 at the organization’s Marketing Conference at the Mission Bay Conference Center, San Francisco. There was focus on the on the luxury travel market.
As per Joe D’Alessandro, President and CEO of San Francisco Travel, 2018 was the ninth consecutive year of record-breaking outcomes for San Francisco’s tourism industry. Visitor spending created 82,538 jobs. He is optimistic about the rest of 2019. The city will have more room nights on the books than ever before due to the recently expanded Moscone Center.
San Francisco Travel is forecasting a total of 26.5 million visitors to the city, in 2019, which is an increase of 2.5 per cent. Total spending by visitors in 2019 is projected to reach U.S. dollars 10.3 billion, up 3.4 per cent, including spending related to meetings and conventions.