The San Francisco Travel Association stated that last year (2012), a population 16.51 million guests were received in San Francisco, an increase of one percent from the year 2011. Likewise an amount of $8.93 million was spent by these visitors, a 5.5% increase that was spent in the year 2011.The information was revealed during the 8th yearly Northern California Visitor Industry Outlook & Marketing Conference held at San Francisco’s Hilton Union square.
The President & CEO of San Francisco travel, Mr. Joe D’Alessandro said that in the year 2012, the spending by the guests attained maximum level. He further added that the guests’ numbers are also gradually on the increase.
In San Francisco, a sum of $562 million was collected in taxes by the tourism industry, which is a 6.7% rise from last year. In the year 2012, seventy four thousand jobs were supported by the tourism industry, which is a 3.6 percent increase when compared to the year 2011. The yearly payroll rose to $2.18 billion, which is a 6.2 percent increase from the year 2011. .
In 2012, on an average nearly 131, 128 guests visited daily to San Francisco. The guest spending amounted to $24.46 everyday (comprising of expenditure pertinent to conference and summits).
At midyear, the traditional bookings were at 48% at the middle of the year. The e objective is to attain the yearly goal of 2,105,500 ordered room nights that is a 5% raise when compared to the last year. In the past 6 months , in San Francisco six convention had a record smashing visitors attendance persisting a tendency which has been pursued ever since from the year 1998. The probability of bearing a houseful occasion is a notable attraction for gathering the planners in view of San Francisco.
Some tot the significant events that will keep the tourism industry active in San Francisco are
An excellent art piece called the Bay lights fixed on the western span and which visible from is the points north and San Francisco. The start of the lights on March 5 was shown by the Media all around the globe. For a period of 2 years, the Bay light will remain on the bridge and is ventured to ninety seven million dollars to the local economy.
This year, on April 17, the innovative Exploratorium, the globally acclaimed science and art museum in San Francisco will commence on Piers fifteen and pierce seventeen, the significant northern waterfront situated on Green and Embarcadero streets. Nearly 150 exhibits, outdoor gallery, bay observatory, and free civic space will be kept on display in this new museum.
Media attention and sailing enthusiasts will be brought by the America’s cup from all around the globe for an event series.
The cup challengers’ series held in America, the Louis Vuitton cup commences from July 4th to August 20th.
Likewise the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup is opened for these sailor team aged between 19 to 23 years of age from Sept 1st to 4th.