Sunday, May 16, 2010

I know we’re boycotting you. but PLEASE don’t boycott us!

[H/T @KamaainaInOC]

That’s basically what San Diego is saying:

San Diego tourism leaders and hoteliers fear they could lose a sizable chunk of business this summer from valued “Zonies” who are so angered by elected leaders’ recent censure of Arizona for its illegal-immigration law that they’re mounting an informal boycott of their own.

The San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau and several hotels report receiving e-mails and letters from Arizona visitors saying they intend to change their plans to travel here in light of local outcry over their home state’s anti-illegal-immigration stance.

Tourism officials are striking back. In an open letter, they urge Arizona residents to overlook local politics and come to San Diego just as they always have for its mild climate, beaches and attractions. The visitors bureau, in conjunction with the San Diego County Hotel-Motel Association, plans to circulate the letter to media outlets and in advertising this weekend in The Arizona Republic.

Really? Y’all didn’t expect this? Hello! This was gonna happen. And it’s probably going to hurt y’all a lot more since nobody in their right mind comes to Arizona in the summer anyway!

Also, I love how they’re spending money buying advertising in The Arizona Republic, which is in Arizona last time I checked, to say “Please ignore our boycott.” Um… no.

Count me in with the boycott-boycotters…

I wonder what K T Cat has to say about it…

On a related note, here’s a list of cities boycotting Arizona.

I’m so disappointed in you, Austin. Not surprised at all, but still disappointed.

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