Title

San Francisco tourism and September 11, 2001.

Poster Number

46

Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Artist Statement

The tragic events of September 11, 2001 had an effect on almost everything in the United States of America, especially tourism. The paper examines the hotel industry, the restaurant industry and the San Francisco International Airport, to see how tourism has been affected in San Francisco. By focusing on restaurants, hotels and the San Francisco International Airport, the effects of September 11 can be seen. All three of these areas rely heavily on the tourism industry. By analyzing statistical research and interviewing people who work in these areas, the economic impact this tragedy has had on San Francisco's tourism is clear. The average income of San Francisco's restaurants decreased by 40~o in 2001 due to September 11 and the already declining economy (Sims, 2002). The hotel industry is still suffering from dropping occupancy rates. San Francisco International Airport has experienced the worst effects from September 11. Due to the fear of terrorism, lack of tourism and a poor economy, SFO is having the hardest time recovering. The combination of September 11, the poor economy and the war has caused the tourism industry to suffer considerably in the past few years. Each industry is gradually improving, but not fast enough to repair the damage that was done.

Location

Pacific Geosciences Center

Start Date

26-4-2003 9:00 AM

End Date

26-4-2003 5:00 PM

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San Francisco tourism and September 11, 2001.

Pacific Geosciences Center

The tragic events of September 11, 2001 had an effect on almost everything in the United States of America, especially tourism. The paper examines the hotel industry, the restaurant industry and the San Francisco International Airport, to see how tourism has been affected in San Francisco. By focusing on restaurants, hotels and the San Francisco International Airport, the effects of September 11 can be seen. All three of these areas rely heavily on the tourism industry. By analyzing statistical research and interviewing people who work in these areas, the economic impact this tragedy has had on San Francisco's tourism is clear. The average income of San Francisco's restaurants decreased by 40~o in 2001 due to September 11 and the already declining economy (Sims, 2002). The hotel industry is still suffering from dropping occupancy rates. San Francisco International Airport has experienced the worst effects from September 11. Due to the fear of terrorism, lack of tourism and a poor economy, SFO is having the hardest time recovering. The combination of September 11, the poor economy and the war has caused the tourism industry to suffer considerably in the past few years. Each industry is gradually improving, but not fast enough to repair the damage that was done.