Experience San Francisco
Volume 1 Issue 1

A Message to the Canadian Travel Community

As trusted advisors, the San Francisco Advisor Travel Association (SFTA) understands your need to access the right information from the official source quickly. For everything you need to know about San Francisco today and in the future, please bookmark www.sftravel.com. In addition to comprehensive information about the unique attractions and experiences for your clients, there is also information on how to experience San Francisco safely with frequent updates on what is open, the wildfire situation and the safe travel pledge. Click here



Surrounded by water on three sides, the city is compact with an area of only 49 square miles (79 km). San Francisco enjoys a temperate marine climate with temperatures seldom rising above 24ºC (75ºF) or below 7ºC (45ºF). While there is seasonal morning and evening fog, San Francisco is one of the sunniest major cities in the U.S..

Iconic Landmarks

Century-old cable cars, the stunningly beautiful Golden Gate Bridge, lively Fisherman’s Wharf, mysterious Alcatraz Island, bustling Chinatown, charming Victorians—San Francisco overflows with iconic landmarks. Look beyond these icons and discover a city that boasts vibrant and colorful neighborhoods, pulsating nightlife, superb shopping, outstanding museums and critically acclaimed theaters.


Getting Here

San Francisco International Airport (SFO), with its state-of-the-art facilities, is the gateway to the city. SFO offers nonstop service to Asia, South Pacific, Europe, Canada, Mexico and across the United States. For up-to-the-minute departure and arrival information, airport maps and details on shopping, dining, cultural exhibitions, ground transportation and more, visit www.flysfo.com

SFO wants you to Travel Well. SFO works with local, state and federal health officials to protect against COVID-19. Measures include enhanced cleaning protocols, hundreds of hand sanitizer stations, physical barriers, face coverings for everyone and physical distancing. To learn more visit flysfo.com/travel-well.

A Quiet Revolution is Happening Inside SFO Terminals

As travellers return to the San Francisco International Airport (SFO), changes in the airport experience – resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic – will be immediately visible, such as mandatory facial covering, physical distancing markers, clear protective barriers and hand sanitizer stations. But another change, in the works since before the pandemic, might be less obvious: SFO terminals are going quiet.

Under a program known as “Quiet Airport,” SFO staff have been actively working to make air travel less stressful by reducing the amount of background noise that travellers are exposed to inside the terminals.
“We’ve invested a great deal in making the airport experience at SFO more relaxing and enjoyable,” said Airport Director Ivar C. Satero. “Every step of our passengers’ journey, from curbside to airplane, needs to support that effort. With our Quiet Airport program, we’re creating something unique and unexpected, by tackling an issue that might be less obvious, but just as impactful to how people feel when they spend time at SFO."

Launched in 2018, the Quiet Airport program began with the creation of new policies for airport tenants to limit sound footprints and establish guidelines around the use of music in tenant spaces. The following year, the SFO Customer Care team realigned where public address announcements would be made, to ensure that audio paging for passengers would be made only in necessary and relevant areas.

Looking for more information on San Francisco? Contact:
Pamela Laite, Travel Trade Manager, Canada