Tourists in San Francisco spent a record-breaking $9.4 billion last year as the local hospitality industry enjoyed a continued upward trajectory.
“The record-breaking amount of visitor spending… (is) a clear indication that San Francisco remains an international destination city,” said Mayor Ed Lee.
The annual visitor spending figure surpassed the previous record of $8.9 billion set in 2012. Yearly spending by tourists on hotels, shopping, food, entertainment, transportation and car rentals has risen steadily since 2010 when it was $7.7 billion.
The total number of visitors to San Francisco last year rose 2.3 percent to 16.9 million. The number of visitors each year has risen steadily since 2009, when 15.4 million people came to the city.
Read more: San Francisco Business Times San Francisco tourism spending set new record at $9.4 billion last year