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San Francisco Travel Association celebrates Giants’ second World Series victory

The San Francisco Travel Association is celebrating the San Francisco Giants’ second World Series victory in three years for several reasons, according to Joe D’Alessandro, president and chief executive officer of the San Francisco Travel Association.

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Oct. 29, 2012 – The San Francisco Travel Association is celebrating the San Francisco Giants’ second World Series victory in three years for several reasons, according to Joe D’Alessandro, president and chief executive officer of the San Francisco Travel Association. 

“First and foremost, we are so proud of the Giants’ tremendous achievement! D’Alessandro said. 

“The Giants’ victory is thrilling for everyone who knows and loves San Francisco, and that’s a huge number of people around the world,” D’Alessandro said. “I watched the game from São Paulo, Brazil, where I was attending an international travel industry trade show. It was especially exciting to see the great exposure for San Francisco.

“San Francisco is a world class destination and now everyone has been reminded again that this is the number one city to visit, as Lonely Planet just announced in their ‘Best in Travel 2013,’ he added.

“Aside from the victory itself, media coverage of the World Series – including the panoramic images of San Francisco – is priceless,” D’Alessandro said. “Every time someone refers to the San Francisco Giants, all of the positive attributes of the destination are brought to mind – the icons, the views, the food, the arts, the neighborhoods, and so on. Each time brings people closer to their next visit to San Francisco. 

“During the series itself, the teams and fans generated millions of dollars in economic impact through spending on hotels, restaurants, shops, attractions, entertainment and transportation during the series. Beyond the obvious direct spending, this will benefit all San Franciscans through the taxes and fees generated by visitor spending.”

The San Francisco Travel Association is the official tourism marketing organization for the City and County of San Francisco. For information on reservations, packages, activities and more, visit www.sanfrancisco.travel or call 415-391-2000. The Visitor Information Center is located at 900 Market St. in Hallidie Plaza, lower level, near the Powell Street cable car turnaround. 

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