The US department of transportation’s Federal Transit Administration has awarded $75 million in federal grant funds for construction of the Van Ness Bus Rapid Transit Project in San Francisco. The project is designed to significantly improve transit service in one of the busiest bus corridors in the city.
In line with its growth strategy, Finnair has announced that it will open a new seasonal route from Helsinki to San Francisco in June 2017, operating three weekly flights between both cities from June 1st to September 30th. The flights will be operated on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
United Airlines will introduce daily non-stop flights between its San Francisco International Airport hub and Singapore’s Changi Airport, from June 1st, 2016, subject to government approval. United will be the first airline to offer nonstop service between San Francisco and Singapore, and this will be the only non-stop service to the US from Singapore.
The San Francisco Travel Association, the official tourism marketing organisation for the City and County of San Francisco, has announced the city welcomed 2,872,000 international visitors in 2011, an increase of nearly ten percent over 2010. The figure also represents an increase of nearly 30 per cent over 2009.
Spring doesn’t arrive until March 20. San Francisco already has a case of “spring fever” though, and there’s plenty to make green fingers itch:
The five-member San Francisco Port Commission has voted unanimously to approve the construction of a new cruise terminal at Pier 27. The project will meet growing needs of San Francisco’s cruise business and provide platform for 2013 America’s Cup Races, officials said earlier.
The City by the Bay is eagerly anticipating the triumphant return of one of the American music industry’s most enduring and beloved artists.
Organisers of International Pow Wow estimate that hosting the influential travel convention in San Francisco will generate an extra $350 million from tourism for the city over the next three years. Around 3,500 exhibitors and 450 media attended this year’s event.
Breaking Travel News interviews Carroll Heavisides, head of corporate sales for Jet Airways talks about new routes to Shanghai and San Francisco. It is one of the fastest expanding airlines in the world. The interview was conducted at the Business Travel Show, Earls Court, London.