Articles tagged “san francisco”

A San Francisco ‘Living Landmark’ Retires After More Than 4 Decades

A San Francisco ‘Living Landmark’ Retires After More Than 4 Decades

Janie Har, Associated Press

The doorman at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in downtown San Francisco has seen the city change more than most people. He's hanging up his Beefeater costume after a career that transformed him into an icon to visitors and locals alike.

9 months ago

United Is Talking to Apple About Upgrading Its San Francisco Airport Terminal

United Is Talking to Apple About Upgrading Its San Francisco Airport Terminal

Justin Bachman and Mark Gurman, Bloomberg

Apple hasn't been cool for a long time, United. Give another one of your corporate partners, Disney, a shot at this contract. Think about it.

1 year ago

San Francisco May Charge Tourists to Drive on Famed Crooked Street

San Francisco May Charge Tourists to Drive on Famed Crooked Street

Associated Press

For years, the city has dealt with overtourism in some of its most iconic spots. Forcing people to reserve a drive down Lombard Street would go a long way in cutting down on traffic.

1 year ago

San Francisco Launches Mafengwo Video Series to Lure Chinese Millennial Travelers

San Francisco Launches Mafengwo Video Series to Lure Chinese Millennial Travelers

Jing Travel

San Francisco's destination marketing organization has developed new strategies for luring international travelers, including a video series campaign on Chinese travel-focused social platform Mafengwo. It's a key channel for DMOs looking to reach the highly coveted millennial and Gen Z segments.

1 year ago

Uber and Lyft Back a ‘Responsible Tax’ to Ease Traffic Congestion

Uber and Lyft Back a ‘Responsible Tax’ to Ease Traffic Congestion

Romy Varghese, Bloomberg

Since ridehailing firms play a role in traffic congestion, they must pay “a responsible tax.” But it appears consumers will end up paying for that tax, if a proposal in San Francisco, where the disruptive industry started, gets through. Make sense?

1 year ago

Atlanta: An Airport Case Study in Trying to Manage Plastic Waste

Atlanta: An Airport Case Study in Trying to Manage Plastic Waste

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

To reduce plastic waste, airports have to work with airlines, concessionaires, travelers, designers, local governments, and other parties. That's a lot of people to educate and much behavior to influence.

1 year ago

In-Demand San Francisco Looks to the Future

In-Demand San Francisco Looks to the Future

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

While San Francisco is in the midst of a huge boom in travel demand, it also has several knotty issues to solve in order to remain a premier U.S. destination for events.

2 years ago

How San Francisco Deals With Skyrocketing Events Demand

How San Francisco Deals With Skyrocketing Events Demand

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

San Francisco remains a major draw for events despite high costs and other pervasive problems. Perhaps the Bay Area can turn to the creative thinking it's known for to solve some of these issues.

2 years ago

Marriott Contract Vote in San Francisco Could End Recent Labor Strife

Marriott Contract Vote in San Francisco Could End Recent Labor Strife

Associated Press

While the strike in San Francisco may soon end, Marriott faces labor issues in many cities around the U.S.

2 years ago

San Francisco Wants to Solve Tourists’ Top Complaint by Hiring the Homeless

San Francisco Wants to Solve Tourists’ Top Complaint by Hiring the Homeless

Dan Peltier, Skift

Homelessness is a reality that has been exacerbated by various economic and public health crises. San Francisco is one destination that thinks it can find a solution.

2 years ago

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Is Positioning Itself as a Draw for Chinese Tourists

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Is Positioning Itself as a Draw for Chinese Tourists

Ryan Steadman, Jing Travel

As the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art prepares to open a major Chinese contemporary art exhibition, the institution is wisely sharpening its strategy for catering to visitors from China.

2 years ago

San Francisco’s New $2.2 Billion Transit Center Doubles as a Tourist Site

San Francisco’s New $2.2 Billion Transit Center Doubles as a Tourist Site

Lorin Eleni Gill, Associated Press

This transit station is drawing visitors for its Instagram-worthy hall crowned by a stylized oculus and its outdoor park with scenic views.

2 years ago