Frequently Asked Questions
Can the San Francisco Travel help me find a hotel and/or facility for my meeting or convention?
San Francisco Travel provides a free lead service to help you locate guest rooms and meeting space. You can complete a simple form and submit your meeting information online by using our Book A Meeting service. A sales manager will contact you right away and work with you to find the rooms and meeting space you need. You can also reach us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 415-227-2616.
Can the San Francisco Travel help me book an off-site meeting/event/banquet? How do I obtain venue pricing and availability?
We can forward your request for proposal to our partners that can accommodate your event requirements. Simply complete our Find a Venue. Our convention services team will contact you with any questions and get the site selection process started. Each partner will need to submit their own pricing and availability as San Francisco Travel does not provide this information.
You may also wish to search our partner venues using the following links:
- Specialized Facilities Index
- Restaurant Banquet Facility Index
- Convention Hotels Facility Index
How do I search for vendors and suppliers providing services and/or products for my meeting?
You can search by category over 1,500 partner vendors and service providers by clicking here.
How can I obtain collateral to promote my meeting? Do you provide welcome kits or giveaways for attendees?
We have promotional items that you may order in bulk. Some of our promotional materials are complimentary (limited quantity per order) and others are available for a nominal fee. You may view and order these promotional materials at our Convention Services web store by clicking here.
Please note, we do not provide welcome kits, but can provide the materials for creating your own. We offer one Convention Services Kit per meeting planner (available through our web store) containing a sampling of promotional materials and a list of our services. If you would like to give welcome kits to your attendees, you may purchase our materials in bulk and then supply your own folders/bags for the items.
You may wish to search our partners whose products and services include maps/guides, folders/bags, San Francisco related gifts and kit assembly using the links below:
- Maps/Guides (http://www.sfcvb.org/convention/directory.asp?lv=388&mbc=visitorguides&mbc=maps&mbc=websites)
- Advertising, Premiums & Specialties (http://www.sfcvb.org/convention/directory.asp?lv=385&mbc=adprem)
- Corporate Gift Selection Services (http://www.sfcvb.org/convention/directory.asp?lv=385&mbc=corpgift)
- Gift Baskets (http://www.sfcvb.org/convention/directory.asp?lv=385&mbc=giftbask)
How do I obtain a welcome letter from Mayor Edwin Lee or arrange for him to address our group? How do I obtain a welcome letter from Governor Jerry Brown or arrange for him to address our group?
Please click here (http://www.sfcvb.org/conventioninfo/officials.asp) for further information.
How can I find out what meetings and conventions are taking place in San Francisco?
You can search our Summary Convention Calendar by clicking here.
San Francsico Travel partners can access detailed meeting and contact information by clicking here and searching our Partners-Only Convention Calendar with Contact Information.
To find out more about becoming a partner of San Francisco Travel, click here to have an account manager contact you.
How do I find out what city events are taking place over my meeting dates?
You can search our Calendar of Events by clicking here.
Where can I find statistics about San Francisco's tourism industry, visitor demographics and other information about the city, including public transportation, airport information and general facts?
You can access our research page by clicking here.
Do you have a listing of restaurants near Moscone Center?
You can search our partner restaurants on our web site based on location, cuisine and price. South of Market and Yerba Buena locations feature many restaurants near the convention center. Union Square restaurants are located farther away, but most are also within walking distance for Moscone Center attendees. To search our partner restaurants, click here (http://www.sfcvb.org/convention/directory.asp?lv=3&mbc=restsf)
Do you provide a city information booth or a restaurant reservation service?
We no longer provide a city information booth or clerk. You may wish to contact partners who might be able to supply this service by clicking here (http://www.sfcvb.org/convention/directory.asp?mbc=employ).
Should you wish to order San Francisco guide books or maps, please visit our web store by clicking here.
We do not provide a restaurant reservations service. You may wish to contact our partners who do provide this service by clicking here (http://www.sfcvb.org/convention/directory.asp?lv=3&mbc=restresev).
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