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San Francisco travel gets a Golden makeover

San Francisco has had an online makeover with new and easy-to-access information to inspire visitors and help agents sell ‘The Golden City’.

San Francisco has had an online makeover with new and easy-to-access information to inspire visitors and help agents sell ‘The Golden City’.

As part of the upgrade, SanFrancisco.travel was created using a responsive design, which allows users to access it via a laptop, computer screen, tablet or smartphone.

New technology also allows website visitors to ‘explore’ areas of the city – such as hotels, restaurants, shops and other activities – using Google Maps.

Content is refreshed regularly and uploaded by local experts and influencers offer first-hand insight and stories into hot spots and less-visited districts.

A new event listing curated by SpinGo, lets potential tourists select their travel dates based on upcoming festivals and shows.

The bureau has even teamed up with Booking.com, for direct home page access to the online booking site to secure accommodation and lodge reservations. Attractions and event tickets can be purchased through AREAS, while seats at San Francisco’s popular restaurants can be secured via Open Table.

San Fran.travel

San Francisco Travel president Joe D’Alessandro said the new site is the perfect tool to guide travellers and agents during the planning process.

“The bold new design grabs the visitor the moment they arrive on the site with large, dramatic photos and streamlined navigation that allows them to easily explore, plan and search for their exact needs and interests.”
“We want the site to be as clear and objective as possible.  For example, for our partner businesses that have been reviewed on Trip Advisor, we include those reviews on their partner pages.”

Joe D’Alessandro, San Francisco Travel president

Tourism is San Francisco’s largest industry, generating up to $9.3 billion annually and supporting over 76,800 jobs.

Last year, 16.9 million people visited the city. The top ten markets came from within the US, including visitors from New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.

Check out the redesigned site at: sanfrancisco.travel

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