So, What’s Our Tourist Board Missing?

Woodley Park Metro – Adams Morgan

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I was talking with Sean about a post on Metroblogging Dubai that’s discussing the case of Cat Le-Huy’s arrest in Dubai, specifically on the points made about the tourist board and what they say about Dubai, as opposed to what’s true.

I suppose it’s not the job of the tourism board to point out the various legal faux pas and foibles, but rather to attract people to your city. There ought to be, I suppose, a good local guide to what the Tourism People are missing.

Let’s take a look at a few things on the DC Tourism site, shall we? How about the FAQ? Boy, where to start. Those are some frequently asked questions, I’m sure. However, what about questions like, “I’ve seen the museums, what else should I see?” or “What Universities should I visit in the District?” for prospective students?

What would you warn people about before they came to DC?

I mean, there’s the obvious about standing to the right on escalators, not blocking the doors on the Metro, and leaving those lame ass Old Navy Flag t-shirts behind, but what should they see off the beaten path that the Tourism Board hasn’t figured out yet, or is afraid to tell people?

1 Comment so far

  1. Carl Weaver (unregistered) on February 5th, 2008 @ 11:32 am

    There’s the ever-popular "decent meal roulette" game at Luna Grill in Dupont. Maybe it will be good and maybe it will suck ass.

    I’d also include Hot Donuts Now at Dupont, aka Krispy Kreme.

    Tourist spotting – that’s one of my favorite things to do. Count how many people need to look at a map when navigating something between the Capitol and the Lincoln Memorial. People – look for BIG ASS landmarks to help guide you. as it is, they look like targets for thieves for those times when the police aren’t out in full force.

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