Friday, April 03, 2020

NEWSFLASH!!! CORONAVIRUS HURTS KANSAS CITY CONVENTION BIZ!!!



At the outset of this pandemic KICK-ASS TKC INSIDERS warned us that the upcoming KCMO convention hotel would suffer a delay. About a week later that tragic fact was confirmed.

Now here's a roundup of the continued COVID-19 damage to cowtown hospitality:

"The coronavirus pandemic continues to exact its damaging toll on Kansas City’s convention and hotel business, responsible now for 45 canceled conventions and meetings.

"The cancellations represent 108,906 lost room nights in Kansas City area hotels, according to Visit KC, the convention and visitors bureau for the region. Those lost room nights from cancellations would equal nearly 30% of the 364,764 room nights booked in 2019 for meetings in Kansas City, according to Visit KC’s 2019 annual report.

"The estimated economic impact is $90.3 million."

Even worse, it's unlikely that things will ever go back to "normal" after the pandemic lockdown.

New York Post: Forget about returning to jobs as usual after coronavirus

The adoption of teleconferencing along with cutbacks and continued public health concerns seems to have completely transformed how the nation views everyday life. Accordingly, the tourism industry will undoubtedly experience continued upheaval.

Developing . . .

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

That meeting can be an e-mail.

That meeting could've always been an e-mail. Now everybody knows it.

Anonymous said...

Momentum

Anonymous said...

Tear that fucker down and refund our money.

Anonymous said...

Just like all the other failures by our so called "civic elite" this will be forgotten and the campaign will shift to the next big thing.

Anonymous said...

Built in excuse for this thing to fail. S'lie fleeced everyone again. KC NEEDED this hotel and it was going to be a great thing for KC that wouldn't cost tax payers a dime because it was going to be so successful. That's what they said, right?

Not only did S'lie give the developers $35M in cash and millions more in incentives, but BEFORE the COVID Pandemic hit we were being told that KCMO was going to have to contribute $4M/year for 20 years towards payments on the hotel. NOW COVID has struck and travel and conventioneering is down even more (the convention market was already in decline for years before all this). Add all that up and you have a built in excuse for this thing to fail and why more tax payer money will be needed to keep this thing afloat. Just like the Market Crash of 2008...."Well, we didn't see coming. Had not happened this thing would have been as successful as we had predicted".

But they said it wouldn't cost tax payers a dime! Fleeced again....But hey, long as people like Mike Burke, JE Dunn, S'lie and the rest of his tax money wasting band of cronies all got paid, all is right with the world!

#Korrupt City

Anonymous said...

^^and yet we have more important thing to worry about right now. Go find somebody else to bore with this shit. Weird.

Anonymous said...


The liberals and Coumo are pushing their agenda of " This is the new normal" This is NOT normal. Welcome to the NWO!

Anonymous said...

801 thank you for the thoughtful and insightful post.

Goes to prove that all of the paid consultants for the city just offer Pollyanna forecasts that never take in account what appears to be about an every 10 year collapse of the economy...just about as regular as your bank cranking up some new fee...makes one wonder.

Anonymous said...

^^^huh? you think what we're dealing with now is part of a collapse of the economy that happens every 10 years? of course, things are cyclical and there are events that lead to downturns but I don't recall having to shelter at home, close restaurants and retail after 9/11 or during the housing crisis. this is unprecedented.

Anonymous said...

@8:13 AM

STFU Rookie. It's quite apparent you got nothing. You're here, on a message board reading messages and when you come across one that doesn't fit inside your pedestrian brain you say.....absolutely nothing....weird... GTFOOH Rookie!

Anonymous said...

^^You seem really lonely. Really stupid too. Do you think anyone is listening to anything you have to say? I mean I know you're reading my posts as always(thanks for being a fan) but rest assured nobody is reading yours.

Anonymous said...

@8:52 AM

Ummmm.....you responded to his post....sooooooo....doesn't that mean that YOU read his? I'm sure he enjoys you hanging off his nutsack.

You're too easy! Go back to sleep idiot.

Anonymous said...

837 don't you ever wonder why it happens on such a regular basis...I guess not because the MSM has not done it for you.

Why are you so butt-hurt over people asking questions?

Anonymous said...

^^ Well, duh, it's the global cabal deep state you stupid fuck. Get out of your fucking basement every now and then.

I said this situation was unprecedented and listed the reasons why. Take a fucking reading comprehension course idiot.

Anonymous said...

1139 says "I said it was unprecendented...I gave reasons." No you never said why this, a virus that is only really affecting the old and already sick is unprecedented and different, you just listed how it is being used to crash the economy. It's the same old shit, every 10 years or so find or create something then use it to "reset" the economy...make millions and billions.

Anonymous said...

^^^ How many time do need to be told this hospitalizes and kills healthy people in every age group???

The current GOP simply doesn't care about people getting sick or dying.

Actually, they never have, but now they are open and bragging about it.

Fuck them. Every last one of them needs to be be voted out in November.

Anonymous said...

It's the hospitals that kill them and you're still a punk

Retro ROCKER said...

Many millionaires will be made during a Depression. Find a product most people need .YOU can't make money working for someone else.

Anonymous said...

Triple up arrow is a punk