Friday, September 15, 2017

TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! KANSAS CITY FAKE NEWS EXPOSED: VISITKC CLAIM OF 25 MILLION COWTOWN VISITORS DEBUNKED!!!



Once again Kansas City is playing fast and loose with tourism numbers and irrational exuberance over phony stats has been easily fact checked by our blog community.

To wit . . .

KANSAS CITY CLAIMS 25-MILLION VISITORS LAST YEAR BUT THAT NUMBER DOESN'T MAKE SENSE COMPARED TO BIGGER AND BETTER CITIES!!!

We don't have to do the math here, somebody already did it for us . . .

Let's compare Kansas City's tourism claims to figures published by Mastercard in its annual Global Destination City Index, which ranked 132 cities around the world according to the number of international overnight visitors they welcomed in 2016.



Kansas City - 25 million
Bangkok - 21.47 million
London - 19.88 million
Paris - 18.03 million
Dubai - 15.27 million
New York - 12.75 million

And there you have it  . . .

ACCORDING TO FAKE NEWS VISITKC STATS . . . KANSAS CITY IS THE MOST POPULAR CITY IN ALL OF THE WORLD!!!

Or maybe, just maybe . . . City Hall and tourism hucksters have been EXPOSED BY OUR TKC BLOG COMMUNITY offering unbelievable and unreliable information in order to further their failing development agenda.

Check their presser and you decide . . .

VISIT KC: Kansas City breaks tourism records

New research reveals increases in visitors and visitor spending

Kansas City, Mo.—According to new research released today, the Kansas City region welcomed 25.2 million visitors in 2016, a new record for the destination. The number of visitors grew 2.1 percent from the previous year, meaning that Kansas City welcomed about 500,000 more visitors than in 2015. This growth in travel is just one of the new findings from research commissioned by Visit KC, the city’s hospitality and tourism organization.

Conducted every two years by the firms of Tourism Economics and Longwoods International, the studies examine the economic impact of tourism and the profile of travelers to the Kansas City region, as defined by the counties of Jackson, Clay, Platte, Johnson and Wyandotte.

The research supports the conclusion that tourism remains a vital and growing component of the Kansas City economy. Among the other findings in the economic impact study:

Visitor spending grew to a record $3.4 billion in 2016, growing 8.9 percent since 2014. This number has now grown for seven straight years.


Tourism generated a record $5.5 billion in economic impact for the region, including indirect and induced spending.

Visitors to Kansas City spent $926 million at hotels and motels in the region in 2016—$21 million more than in 2015.

Tourism-generated employment reached a new high of 47,936 jobs, with 1 in 19.6 area workers sustained directly or indirectly by the industry, continuing a multi-year growth trend.

In 2016, tourism to the region generated $380 million in state and local taxes, which in turn saved each area household $550 in taxes.

“Kansas City has accelerated the improvement of new products that enhance the resident and visitor experience, making the destination more vibrant than ever,” said Ronnie Burt, Visit KC President & CEO. “Our new streetcar has already exceeded ridership expectations and our walkable convention district puts groups right in the heart of the city. Add in our lively arts and culture scene and it’s clear that the future of Kansas City’s tourism industry is bright, and we’re excited to continue building upon this wonderful momentum.”

The new research also shows continued growth in tourism spending throughout the metro. Jackson County accounted for nearly half of visitor spending in the Kansas City region at 47 percent. Tourism dollars in Johnson County contributing another 23 percent and Wyandotte County accounted for at least 6 percent (holding steady from 2014).

In addition to gains on the economic front, the 2016 visitor profile study also revealed the demographic makeup of Kansas City’s average traveler:

The average overnight visitor is trending younger, with 49 percent of total overnight travelers in the 25-44 demographic. Seventy-five percent of travelers stay in a hotel, motel or bed & breakfast.

Seventy-five percent of visitors travel to the area using their own vehicles (16 percent reported using a rental car).

Kansas City’s largest origin markets by state are California, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska.

“Tourism is an economic engine for the state of Missouri,” said Burt. “Our visitation numbers and visitor spending keeps growing and the nation is taking notice. As we continue to add new attractions, restaurants and hotels and secure conventions, major concerts and sporting events, Kansas City gives visitors more reasons to come back again and again.”

For other findings from the study, go to VisitKC.com/research.
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42 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Anything that Mayor Sly James says. I believe him. He has my heart, mind and body.

His will be done.

Anonymous said...

You know, Denver reported 16.4 million tourists last year. If KC would have said 17 or even 18 that would have been more believable.
But 25 million visitors a year just sounds like phony math.

Anonymous said...

Tony Botello is right!!! How dare any visitors come to Kansas City at all! These people need to stay at home, especially in the basement of their mom's house and hide out like all the other losers.

Anonymous said...

Maybe they are counting all of the "Antifa Peace Protesters".

Anonymous said...

I suspect the 25,000,000 includes those who make a daily work commute to from outside the metro. They are "visitors" after all.

Anonymous said...

they left out Hawaii at over 8 million, denver has all those pot smoking visitors too, killa city has nothing but a toy train to draw visitors! Lmao!!!

Anonymous said...

If the city and its agencies will lie to us about things that are not important to them, there is no doubt they will lie to us about things that are important to them. They have lost any claim to credibility.

Anonymous said...

Actually, the 25 million refers to the number of people that were overcharged on their water bills.

Anonymous said...

you know, KC does have a lot of stuff going for it right now and I hate to beg on KC so much, but this is a straight-out lie a lie lie lie lie lie lie! Who in the fuck do they think they are talking to?! They think we're fucking stupid that we won't call him out on it., they really do, unbelievably. Thanks Tony and keep on them buddy. Lies lies lies lies lies and lying ridiculously fucking lying Liars.

Hyperblogal said...

65,000 people per day seems reasonable.

Anonymous said...

And 750,000 streetcar riders per day. The truth means nothing in this city.

Anonymous said...

Someone is sitting on State Line Road counting the JoCo license plates as people drive to and from work in KC.

Anonymous said...

@hyper, if they're counting commuters and people traveling through, then that would be a reasonable figure.

Anonymous said...

Oh boy!...dummies making dull comments and dullards replying.

Anonymous said...

look, people from such cities as fairway, overland park, and olathe often visit kansas city proper.

they are tourists, aren't they?

Anonymous said...

I wonder how they make that analysis of 25 million? Especially when New York is only half of that amount.
Certain politicians and the media double down on fake news for their own purposes and if they get caught in the law there is a little whimper of an apology.

Anonymous said...

Hey King Dummy, it's your first nap time there at 12th & Okie Doke before that 2 hour beer lunch. Nitey-nite!

Anonymous said...

I suppose if you counted all the Joe Smiths from Belton stopping in town a dozen times last year to take a dump and get gas you might get close, but just looking at my map and the options available to travelers there ain't no fucking way 8 percent of the national population came to visit KC last year over all the other great options. That is certified bullshit!

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Me thinks they used way too many zeroes.

Anonymous said...

sLIE has turned this city into a shithole so maybe they're counting toilet flushes as tourists!

Anonymous said...

Jeez, we hear ya snoring there at 12th & Okie Doke.
Wake up! That two hour beer lunch starts soon!

Anonymous said...

See what happens when those pesky monuments come down? Post racial KC my people! Next year year's goal is one billion visitors

Anonymous said...

farces are funny.

maybe a clever writer should pen a play about the kcmo farce.

Anonymous said...

That doesn't "debunk" it, you just provided some other random source not backed up by anything.

Big whoop Citizen Kane.

Anonymous said...

I am offering free "I am a racist" forehead tattoos to the commenters on this blog. Offer good for today only!

Retro ROCKER said...

The numbers are probably based on food and beverage and entertainment taxes. And many of those numbers K.C.MO.DINERS WERE COUNTED .AND MASTERCARD NUMBER MAY BE OFF AS WELL NOT EVERYONE USES A MASTER CARD WHEN TRAVELING. .

Anonymous said...

I see why Harvard is anxious to have Sly James lecture there.

Anonymous said...

@12:23 - you must be the one wearing the sign that says "kick me, I'm a dumbass".

Anonymous said...

They just made a data error....
What they meant was the city with the most murders.

Anonymous said...

Nope. No thanks. You wear your pussyhat too tight and can't see straight. I just seen and overheard two guys having a loud argument by a tattoo shop. One said, "Jammal, why you let my drunk uncle git dat bad tat?" The other said, "Man, Dontavius, how I iz gonna node dat cracker put a C on top LeRoy's scar? Look like he got *I am a rapist* tatted crost his big fo'hed!"

Anonymous said...

12:23, you'll run out of ink

Anonymous said...

had lunch at winstead's and went back to kansas. was i a tourist?

Anonymous said...

Don't worry about offering "I am Antifa" forehead tattoos - they all wear black masks.

Anonymous said...

10;57, no, they got the number of zeroes right, they just forgot the decimal point between the 2 and the 5.

Anonymous said...

are the mayor and manning doing the same thing?

Crazy Clown said...

The Commie Degenerates are taking how many motorists travel thru KC goin' East & West as Visitors, as they roll thru I-70 on their way to other destinations,,,,, typical of how Degenerate Lib'tards try to attempt to distort the Facts to spin their pathetic agenda !!!!!!

Anonymous said...

The real mystery is connecting all the dots in order to conclude why this 25 million number is being touted. I'm sure all we have to do is wait for the connected money wasting project to come to light and we will see why this bullshit is even an issue.

Anonymous said...

I-70 needs to be expanded to three lanes each direction.

Anonymous said...

LIARS!LIARS!LIARS!

Silverback Sly said...

Tucking their dicks between their legs?

Anonymous said...

When City Hall trumpets this hilariously bogus tourism statistic ... a statistic that even a 10-year-old knows is fraudulent ... it tells the whole world all it needs to know about what an incompetent and corrupt government Kansas City has. Even if you've never heard of Kansas City, the second you hear about 25 million visitors, you instantly know it's some kind of semi-rural Detroit and not to be taken seriously.