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San Francisco Travel celebrates long term benefits to Giants victory in the World Series

The San Francisco Giants’ victory in the 2010 World Series will have long term benefits to San Francisco, according to Joe D’Alessandro, president and chief executive officer of the San Francisco Travel Association.

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The San Francisco Giants’ victory in the 2010 World Series will have long term benefits to San Francisco, according to Joe D’Alessandro, president and chief executive officer of the San Francisco Travel Association.

“We are thrilled that our team has risen to this ultimate achievement,” D’Alessandro said.

“San Francisco is a world class visitor destination and now everyone knows that we have a World Series trophy to match.”

“The media coverage of the Giants’ victory – including the panoramic images of San Francisco– is priceless.  More than one sports announcer appropriately called San Francisco ‘the most beautiful city in America.’”   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,” he added.

“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.”

For general information on hotel packages and reservations; events; activities and transportation in San Francisco, visit www.sanfrancisco.travel. For lodging reservations, call 800-637-5196 within North America or 415-391-2000 or 415-392-0328 (TTY/TTD) elsewhere.

The San Francisco Visitors Planning Guide is available at the Visitor Information Center, 900 Market St., at the corner of Powell and Market streets, lower level, Hallidie Plaza.  A virtual edition of the guide is also available online: http://guides.weaver-group.com/sf/ovg2/2010/ A visitor's kit may also be ordered online at www.sanfrancisco.travel, by phone at 415-391-2000 or 415-392-0328 (TTY/TTD), by written request to the San Francisco Visitor Information Center, 900 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94102, or via email to [email protected].  Domestic and international shipping charges apply.

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) offers non-stop links with more than 30 international points on five continents with 29 international carriers. The Bay Area's largest airport connects non-stop with more than 65 cities in the U.S. on 20 domestic airlines.  For up-to-the-minute departure and arrival information, airport maps and details on shopping, dining, cultural exhibitions, ground transportation and more, visit www.flysfo.com.   

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