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 . . .