Friday, June 17, 2016

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY INSIDERS QUESTION PHONY CITY HALL TOURISM NUMBERS!!!



Let's talk tourism to start this Kansas City weekend filled with fun, lame and somewhat notable attractions . . .

To wit . . .

A QUICK COMPARISON WITH BIGGER, BETTER CITIES INSPIRES POINTED CRITICISM OF KANSAS CITY TOURISM STATS THAT ARE UNCHECKED BY LOCAL NEWZ!!!

Thanks to our blog community for doing the math . . .

Remember Visit KC claims Kansas City hosts 24 million visitors each year.

Meanwhile . . . Denver attracts record 16.4 million visitors in 2015

And so, with a heaping helping of sarcasm our blog community sends this note:

"Is Denver not in the same league as Kansas City? Denver only attracted 16.4 million visitors last year. Kansas City claimed 24 million visitors. Any chance KC was fibbing about that 24 million???

Accordingly . . .

Like it or not and with respect to civic pride, it simply doesn't stand to reason that Denver hosts fewer tourists than Kansas City. More importantly, accurate accounting of tourism numbers is important because the data is used to justify City Hall subsidy of hotels, transit efforts and possibly a new airport.

Think about it: Denver is a bigger town, with much more notable attractions and they've got legal weed.

It might sting Kansas City residents to compare themselves with Denver and possibly come up short but the reality is that by locals demanding more realistic figures from public organizations like VisitKC, might end up saving a buck in the long run.

You decide . . .

31 Comments:

Anonymous said...

The only way to figure this out is to have KCMo reform marijuana laws.

Legalize it.

And then do another comparison.

Anonymous said...

Another conspiracy theory as presented by the "insiders".

Same story different day.

More tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

Kansas City is surrounded on all sides by small towns. The family comes into town for a day, it's four visitors.

Denver is not.

There now, that wasn't so difficult, was it?

Unless your fictional "insiders" have some evidence to the contrary, but I could grow old and die waiting for that evidence to surface.

Anonymous said...

Of course it's bullshit

Anonymous said...

Lyin Sly and whole crew are full of bullshit period.

That's why they refuse audits

Anonymous said...

6:39 thats right! We come into town from Independence once a week and the family down in Gardner to! The cousins from Olathe, and the in laws from KCK as well!

Anonymous said...

LOL don't forget Liberty

Anonymous said...

Denver is just a much bigger cow town that happens to have mountains next to it.

Anonymous said...

i try to get back whenevr possible,especially when frinds are in town.

tommy,
harrisonville mo

Anonymous said...

Don't be silly. The choo choo will fill that hotel and bring in gabillions of visitors every day. Forever.

Jonsie said...

@6:39 - You don't know what you're talking about. Denver is also surrounded by suburbs. Colorado springs, Aurora and Boulder are easy day trips.

Anonymous said...

Uh, GOLDEN, famous for Coors! WHEAT RIDGE, CHERRY HILLS, ENGLEWOOD,....and More!!!


6:39,.KCPS finest.

Anonymous said...

Denver doesn't have a chance of survival without an 18th & Vine district and a toy train.

Crazy Clown said...

and and COLORADO has Ski Resorts and more Military type places than Missouri,, Air Force Academy and Cheyenne Mountain and several other bases.

Which draw even more people to Colorado & Denver !!

But Kansas City bullshit artists are always trying to be like New York or Los Angeles,,, in their Fantasy illusions and bullshit !!!

Anonymous said...

6:39 it's "for" idiot !

Anonymous said...

Since each streetcar rider is counted 4 times maybe they applied the same method to count visitors. 6 million sound s'more plausible.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^ Lol!

Tuleride said...

Denver has many notable towns as neighbors. Plus they have actual attractions.
How many visiting family and friends do you take to stare at the Missouri River?

Data doesn't lie.

Anonymous said...

TOP PHOTO

THE DENVER POST
SWF, wild red filly, seeks bareback rider for midnight rodeo.

Anonymous said...

Lyin' Sly and his cronies are corning a family driving in from Overland Park to see a Royals game as tourists.

The shuck and jive show just never ends with these clowns.

Anonymous said...

Lot of unreporting going on in this dirty little town.

Anonymous said...

I would guess 8 million tourist a year. Otherwise we'd have a lot more male proustites.

Anonymous said...

Giddy Up cow girl

Anonymous said...

Denver has no mlb which attract huge crowds especially when winning

Anonymous said...

What is despicable is KC Star and Business Journal publish the figures in the press releases from City Hall s if they were fact. No investigative investigations of the outlandish claims.

Anonymous said...

And let's see, the streetcar has 5 million riders an hour.

Anonymous said...

Somebody should be in prison over City Hall's claim of 24 million tourists.

What we're really good at here in KC is destroying what's left of our own credibility.

Anonymous said...

Denver is a real city, you're not.

Anonymous said...

KC really wants you to believe that there are 24 million people who have been here and now know KC sucks ass?

Anonymous said...

When them thar facts doesn't agree with mah idears that I has with no real reason as to why, I jus doesn't bleeve them facts. I'm so smertkc. I got that thar intreenet, and daggummit, I'm a whahight mayun! Respect my cipherin dalgummit!

Anonymous said...

So now what? What does this change?