San Francisco welcomed nearly 2.9 million overseas visitors in 2011

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The San Francisco Travel Association, the official tourism marketing organization for the City and County of San Francisco, announced that the city welcomed 2,872,000 international visitors in 2011, an increase of nearly 10 percent over 2010 and a nearly 30 percent increase over 2009.

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San Francisco Travel Association presents Silver Cable Car Award to Armistead Maupin

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At its 102nd Annual Luncheon meeting today, the San Francisco Travel Association presented the Silver Cable Car Award to Armistead Maupin, author of Tales of the City and many other books set in San Francisco.

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U.S. Travel Association’s “Vote Travel” bus tour to stop at San Francisco City Hall

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The U.S. Travel Association’s “Vote Travel” bus tour will stop in San Francisco on Wednesday, April 18 at 9:00 am for a photo opportunity at City Hall. San Francisco Board of Supervisors President David Chiu, Board of Supervisors members and travel industry executives and employees will be present to welcome the bus.

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San Francisco Travel wins Excellence in Tourism Marketing Award

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The San Francisco Travel Association has received the Excellence in Tourism Marketing Award from Visit California, which honored destinations and attractions statewide for outstanding tourism advertising, marketing and public relations programs.

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San Francisco Travel Association releases 2011 economic impact figures

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The San Francisco Travel Association reported today that San Francisco welcomed 16.35 million visitors in 2011, an increase of 2.7 percent from 2010. These visitors spent $8.46 billion in 2011, up 9.8 percent from the previous year.

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San Francisco Travel Presents Silver Cable Car Award to the World Champion San Francisco Giants

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At its 101st Annual Luncheon meeting today, the San Francisco Travel Association presented the Silver Cable Car Award to the World Champion San Francisco Giants.

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Moscone Center Dick Shaff ICCC Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

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Richard "Dick" Shaff, general manager of San Francisco’s Moscone Center and regional vice president for SMG, has been selected as the 2011 recipient of the International Convention Center Conference (ICCC) Lifetime Achievement award from the International Association of Venue Managers, Inc. (IAVM).

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