Articles tagged “san francisco”

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.

4 months 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.

4 months 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.

7 months 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.

7 months 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.

9 months 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.

10 months ago

San Francisco Banishes Scooters From Its Streets Until They Get Permitted

San Francisco Banishes Scooters From Its Streets Until They Get Permitted

Joshua Brustein, Bloomberg

This spring, hundreds of dockless bicycles and scooters popped up on the streets and sidewalks of San Francisco. This week the city put a halt to it. But don't worry. About 1,250 scooters may be permitted soon.

1 year ago

Pot Tourism to Expand Into San Francisco Lounges

Pot Tourism to Expand Into San Francisco Lounges

Paul Elias, Associated Press

All these years after President Reagan, we still crack down on communities of color for nonviolent drug offenses, but now, we make sure that a privileged class of purveyors of the same weed can safely operate tasting rooms for tourists. It's no accident that the lounge referenced here is in "a once-rundown neighborhood that is gentrifying."

1 year ago

San Francisco Files Lawsuit Against Ridesharing Firm Turo Over Its Airport Operation

San Francisco Files Lawsuit Against Ridesharing Firm Turo Over Its Airport Operation

Olivia Zaleski, Bloomberg

How will the courts define Turo — as a rental car company or a marketplace? We've heard this song before and the refrain has been mixed.

1 year ago

Airbnb Tries to Clear Away Political and Legal Challenges in New York and San Francisco

Airbnb Tries to Clear Away Political and Legal Challenges in New York and San Francisco

Deanna Ting, Skift

With its latest public policy efforts, Airbnb is inching toward legitimacy by being more willing to share information with cities. But is this enough to appropriately address the real issues, and will cities be willing to meet them halfway?

2 years ago

J.P. Morgan’s Healthcare Conference Is a Case Study in Hotel Compression Nights

J.P. Morgan’s Healthcare Conference Is a Case Study in Hotel Compression Nights

Jared S. Hopkins, Robert Langreth, and Caroline Chen, Bloomberg

Those of us who work with the hotel industry shouldn't be surprised by this tale, which demonstrates the pricing power properties can have when major events come to town.

2 years ago

Evicted Tenants Fight Back Against Airbnb With Detectives and Lawyers

Evicted Tenants Fight Back Against Airbnb With Detectives and Lawyers

David M. Levitt, Bloomberg

Airbnb has proven it can innovate better than nearly any other travel brand. But we keep coming back to this issue over and over.

2 years ago