At its 102nd Annual Luncheon today, San Francisco Travel presented the Crystal Bridge Award to the American Bar Association (ABA). Now in its third year, the award is presented annually to honor major convention customers that bring outstanding events with significant impact for San Francisco. Past awards have been presented to Oracle and the American Geophysical Union.
The San Francisco Travel Association reported today that San Francisco welcomed 16.51 million visitors in 2012, an increase of one percent from 2011. These visitors spent $8.93 billion in 2012, up 5.5 percent from the previous year. The data was presented during the eighth annual Northern California Visitor Industry Outlook & Marketing Conference today at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square.