Super limo has been in business for more then 20 years in the San Francisco Bay Area and I can see the changes of the last few years.
Twenty years ago we used to be a very popular destination for people from all over the world. You could hear all the European languages on the streets of San Francisco.
It looks like we lost many European tourists in the last few years due to the Economic situation in Europe and the appreciation of the US dollar. But I believe that the reduction of visits by private people is mainly the result of the booming convention business here and business travel to San Francisco. During the big events at arena’s such as Levi’s Stadium and Candlestick Park it is hard to find hotel room at a reasonable price and every hotel takes advantage of this and raises prices more then 100%!
Since big events also take place in the summer time when families like to go for vacations we as a city will see the number of families coming here continue to go down. This is very unfortunate and should raise concern in city hall. The debate should not be, “What would we prefer, business travel or tourism”, but instead how to avoid the scams by the hotels in San Francisco that raise prices without being concerned about the future and how to maximize profits now.