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National & San Francisco Hospitality & Business Leaders Partner 
To Highlight Importance Of Reigniting Travel To City
During National Travel And Tourism Week

SAN FRANCISCO – To mark National Travel and Tourism Week, on Thursday, May 5, 2022 at 1:00pm PST the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) will join localhospitality and business industry leaders including the Hotel Council of San Francisco, San Francisco Chamber of Commerce and San Francisco Travel Association among others, to host a panel to discuss the importance of reigniting travel and the state of hospitality and tourism in San Francisco. 

A new report shows that while leisure travel is expected to return to pre-pandemic levels this year, hotel business travel revenue continues to lag behind and is projected to be down 23%, or $20 billion, from pre-pandemic levels in 2022. Hotels in San Francisco are on pace to see the sharpest decline in business travel revenue of all major U.S. cities, a drop of nearly 70% or nearly $1.7 billion in revenue.

The panel will discuss recent data and opinion research providing optimism for reigniting travel to the San Francisco area as well as new travel trends and opportunities to attract more travelers to the area.  

Panelists will be available for interviews with media immediately following the event.

Please RSVP by emailing


Thursday, May 5, 2022 at 1:00pm PST.

Media availability immediately following event.


Cassandra Costello, Executive Vice President of Public Policy and Executive Programs at San Francisco Travel Association 

Chip Rogers, President and CEO of the American Hotel & Lodging Association 

Jon Kimball, Marriott Regional General Manager of the Westin St. Francis

Kelly Powers, Director of Hotel Council of San Francisco