Friday, December 30, 2005

Why I Don’t Like Tourism

The Sheraton Hotel sales director Tommy Morel had this to say:

"A person could fly into the airport, stay in a top hotel, eat in the best restaurants and visit our most famous jazz bars and never know anything was wrong with this city," says Mr Morel. "Visitors should not feel guilty about coming back. They are helping the city recover."
This is what I have to say:
“Residents could fly into the airport, stay here, eat at the best restaurants and visit the most famous jazz bars and know that nothing is wrong with this city. They should be able to come back and help the city recover.”
What is the goal here, to attract tourists while we keep residents away? How does the city benefit from that?

1 comment:

Schroeder said...

EXCELLENT POINT!!!

And why do residents have to put up with all of the patronizing pontification about the barriers to why they can't come back!