SOURCE: San Francisco Chronicle

October 23, 2008 14:31 ET Launches New Travel Section

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - October 23, 2008) -, the online home of the San Francisco Chronicle, launched a new Travel section offering extensive resources, enhanced content and functionality, increased interactivity and a streamlined look.

"The new Travel section is a fantastic resource for Bay Area residents and out of town visitors alike," said Vice President of Digital Media Michele Slack. "From what's going on right now in San Francisco to the best weekend getaways to far flung travel destinations, SFGate Travel offers inspiration, ideas and resources to help users make the most of their time away."

A new SF Guide helps visitors and locals alike find the hottest places to eat, drink, shop and explore, and includes over two-dozen San Francisco neighborhood guides.

The Travel section offers authoritative coverage of the destinations that Bay Area travelers care about most, from weekend getaways in the Wine Country and Lake Tahoe to perennial favorites like Mexico and Hawaii.

Enhanced functionality includes easy-to-use navigation and search, a quick list of hand-picked destinations in the U.S. and across the world, and the ability for users to book flights, hotels, cruises and rental cars, as well as find airfare and hotel bargains.

The new online section allows users increased interactivity, engaging a growing travel community that connects via reader travel blogs, travel forums and seven travel photo galleries.

The San Francisco Chronicle is the Bay Area's leading news and information source and has been connecting the region with its award-winning journalism since its founding in 1865. Combined with its online home,, The San Francisco Chronicle reaches 1.5 million Bay Area adults daily and 1.6 million on Sunday. The six-time Pulitzer Prize-winning Chronicle is the nation's 12th largest daily newspaper and is among the nation's top 10 newspaper Web sites with 9.7 million monthly unique visitors and nearly 81 million monthly page views.

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