San Francisco Travel Sees Many Benefits in Giants Playing in the World Series

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

San Francisco Giants, 2014 World Series Champions

First and foremost, we are so proud of the Giants’ tremendous achievement!

The San Francisco Travel Association is celebrating the San Francisco Giants’ third World Series victory in five 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. “We can’t wait to welcome the team home and really celebrate with a victory parade up Market Street starting at noon tomorrow.”

“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. “San Francisco is a top destination, both in the U.S. and internationally, and now people everywhere have been reminded that this is the city they want to visit.”

“Aside from the victory itself, media coverage of the World Series – including the panoramic images of San Francisco – is priceless,” D’Alessandro continued. “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,” he added.

At the 2012 World Series Games on October 24 and 25, 2012, the direct spending was $17,266,203 for both games combined. This is based on 43,000 visitors attending each game with an estimated 20 percent of people coming from out of town and staying overnight in San Francisco.

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 http://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.

American Express® is the official Card partner of the San Francisco Travel Association.

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