Jan. 26, 2015 – The San Francisco Travel Association has promoted Hubertus Funke to Vice PresidentFunke joined San Francisco Travel on June 7, 2007 as Director of International Tourism – Europe & Latin America. His background in the international tourism industry includes work with the largest inbound receptives, AlliedTPro and New World Travel, both in New York City and San Francisco. He also carries experience from Kuoni Travel in New York and TUI in Germany. Funke, who is a native German, is multilingual, fluent in written and verbal German and English, while proficient in French and Spanish.
“Hubertus has been an integral part of the Tourism department for more than seven years and has done an outstanding job in all aspects of his position, including client relations, strategic planning, budgeting and execution. In his elevated role, Hubertus will take on a much more strategic function in how San Francisco Travel attracts key visitors to our city, plus concerted efforts with San Francisco International Airport to expand international air service” said San Francisco Travel’s Executive Vice President-Tourism Tom Kiely.
The San Francisco Travel Association is a private, not-for-profit organization that markets the city as a leisure, convention and business travel destination. With some 1,500 partner businesses, San Francisco Travel is one of the largest membership-based tourism promotion agencies in the country. Tourism, San Francisco's largest industry, generates in excess of $9.38 billion annually for the local economy and supports more than 76,800 jobs.