TKC BLOG COMMUNITY FRIDAY FACT CHECK!!! SACRÉ BLEU!!! ACCORDING TO MAYOR SLY JAMES: KANSAS CITY HOSTS MORE TOURISTS THAN PARIS, FRANCE!!!
Kansas City mainstream media is too afraid, lazy or comprised to hold Mayor Sly James accountable for the words he uses to promote a tax subsidy downtown convention hotel giveaway worth more than $35 MILLION IN CASH and donated property.
Therefore, once again our THANKS TO OUR KICK-ASS BLOG COMMUNITY, we must make a comparison that sheds light on the boastful claims of Mayor Sly.
To wit . . .
IN SUPPORT OF THE KANSAS CITY CONVENTION HOTEL ORDINANCE, MAYOR SLY JAMES SAID KANSAS CITY HOSTS 25 MILLION TOURISTS ANNUALLY!!!
THAT'S MORE TOURISTS THAN PARIS, FRANCE CLAIMS!!!
Let's take hold of the raw data and crunch those numbers . . .
Visit KC still boasts that Kansas City hosts 24 million visitors each year . . . The Mayor simply added another million to help out his old pal Mike Burke.
Now . . . There are much lower estimates around the web but according to the French Official website of the Convention and Visitors Bureau . . . Hotels in Greater Paris only recorded 22.2 million arrivals in 2015.
Those are the last confirmed totals and they acknowledge trouble with terrorism that still only sparked a moderate decline in visitors.
And so . . .
SHOULD WE BELIEVE KANSAS CITY IS A MORE POPULAR TOURIST DESTINATION THAN THE CITY OF LIGHTS?!?!
And if not, if those numbers are suspect . . . What does it say about so many other claims touted by Mayor Sly James and his supporters???
You decide . . .