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“San Francisco: The National Leader in Sustainable Tourism” Opening Remarks by San Francisco Mayor London N. Breed

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WHO: The Hotel Council of San Francisco presents a free webinar

WHAT: “San Francisco: The National Leader in Sustainable Tourism”
Opening Remarks by San Francisco Mayor London N. Breed

WHEN: Tuesday, February 28 (10:30am – 12pm PST)

WHERE: Online registration link:

WHY: 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 Tourism” with featured industry professionals, travel experts, journalists and hoteliers in a wide-ranging discussion reiterating San Francisco leading status in “Green Tourism”. Sponsored by Alaska Airlines and United Airlines, the webinar is free and open to the public. Additional major support has been provided by REI and The Expedia Group.

“Tourism is the number one economic multiplier of San Francisco and San Francisco is a leader in sustainable tourism,” said Alex Bastian, Hotel Council President and CEO. “San Francisco’s tourism industry is launching a sustainability transformation this year. Hotels in San Francisco will be making efforts to use 100% renewable energy, provide electric vehicle charging options, and produce close to zero waste in 2023. This webinar shows exactly how we plan to achieve that.”

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 Office of the Environment, Terry Lewis, Hiltons of San Francisco, Michael Pace of the InterContinental Mark Hopkins, and Roger Huldi of The St. Regis.  The final panel, Recreation, is comprised of Rebecca Redwine of REI, Kelly Reehoorn of The 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 question we hope to address during this event is, ‘are we doing enough as a city to attract such visitors?”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.