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Hotel Council SF  presents “San Francisco: The National Leader in Sustainable Travel” February 28

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Tuesday, February 28 (10:30am – 12pm)
The Hotel Council of San Francisco presents a free webinar:
“San Francisco: The National Leader in Sustainable Travel”

February 2, 2023 — San Francisco, CA:  The Hotel Council of San Francisco ( presents the next in its series of educational webinars for hospitality professionals on Tuesday, February 28 (10:30am – 12pm.) “San Francisco: The National Leader in Sustainable Travel” will feature industry professionals, travel experts, journalists and hoteliers in a wide-ranging discussion reiterating San Francisco’s leading status in “Green Tourism”. Sponsored by Alaska Airlines and United Airlines, the webinar is free and open to the media and the public. Additional major support has been provided by REI and Expedia Group.

“Tourism is the number one economic multiplier of San Francisco. This industry has withstood the test of time and has always delivered massive tax revenue for our city,” said Alex Bastian, Hotel Council President and CEO. “San Francisco’s tourism industry is launching a sustainability transformation this year. The hospitality community in San Francisco will be making massive strides in using renewable energy, expanding electric vehicle charging options, and producing close to zero waste. This webinar will educate attendees on how San Francisco has worked collaboratively to achieve our goal of leading the nation in sustainable tourism.”

Special guest speakers include Ivar Satero of San Francisco International Airport, Papia Gambelin of United Airlines, and Scott Coughlan of Alaska Airlines on the Aviation Panel. The Hospitality Panel features Tyrone Jue of The San Francisco Environment Department, Michael Pace of InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco, and Roger Huldi of The St. Regis San Francisco.  The final panel, Recreation,is comprised of Rebecca Redwine of REI, Kelly Reehorn of Expedia Group, and Jackie Ventura of The Golden State Warriors.  The event is free and open to the media, public and Hotel Council members. However, advance registration is required at:

“Our world-class airport and airline partners will be undertaking significant efforts to set net-zero carbon emission standards and use sustainable aviation fuel alternatives,” says Bastian. “This all goes hand in hand with our natural attractions and outdoor activities, which truly are among the best in the world. For the environmentally conscious traveler, there’s no better place to visit in the country than San Francisco.”

The Hotel Council of San Francisco is a non-profit membership-based organization advocating for the economic and social vitality of the hospitality industry in San Francisco. Their membership roster includes over 200 hotels, allied members, and partner organizations. The Hotel Council is dedicated to protecting the San Francisco hospitality industry and connecting its members to support the growth and success of the industry.