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January 30, 2015

San Francisco Travel Association Gets New Vice President

Here's a name to know for West Coast events: The San Francisco Travel Association has promoted Hubertus Funke to Vice President.
Funke joined San Francisco Travel on June 7, 2007, as Director of International Tourism – Europe & Latin America. His background in the international tourism industry includes work with the largest inbound receptives, AlliedTPro and New World Travel, both in New York City and San Francisco. He also worked Kuoni Travel in New York and TUI in Germany. 

Funke, who is a native German, is fluent in written and verbal German and English, while proficient in French and Spanish.

“In his elevated role, Hubertus will take on a much more strategic function in how San Francisco Travel attracts key visitors to our city, plus concerted efforts with San Francisco International Airport to expand international air service,” San Francisco Travel’s Executive Vice President-Tourism Tom Kiely said in a statement.

The San Francisco Travel Association is a private, not-for-profit organization that markets the city as a leisure, convention and business travel destination. With some 1,500 partner businesses, San Francisco Travel is one of the largest membership-based tourism promotion agencies in the country. Tourism, San Francisco's largest industry, generates more than $9.38 billion annually for the local economy and supports more than 76,800 jobs.
For more information, call 415-974-6900 or visit www.sanfrancisco.travel.

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