Tourism is San Francisco's largest industry, generating more than $8 billion in annual direct spending, which directly benefits San Francisco residents and businesses.
The San Francisco Tourism Improvement District (SF TID) ensures that funding for the San Francisco Travel Association's
selling, marketing and promotion of San Francisco as a visitor destination, and the renovation and potential expansion of Moscone Center
, is maintained at competitive levels. Effective Jan. 1, 2009, an assessment of 1% or 1.5% (depending on proximity to the main San Francisco tourism infrastructure) is levied on gross hotel room revenue. This assessment may be passed on to customers as a separate item on hotel folios.
The San Francisco Tourism Improvement District Management Corporation, governed by a board of industry representatives
, ensures that the funds are used to benefit the assessed businesses by allocating them to San Francisco Travel programs that draw conventions
, meetings, events and leisure travelers to San Francisco, and by keeping the city's convention facilities competitive with those of other major cities. As host to more than 50 meetings annually, Moscone Center
is a major generator of demand for hotel rooms in San Francisco.
For more in-depth information about the SF TID read the enabling legislation
or the Full Management Plan
Meetings of the SF TID Board of Directors are open to the public. Please see the schedule of upcoming meetings
For more information about collections of the TID assessment, please visit the site for the County and County of San Francisco Office of the Treasurer and Tax Collector