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Old 08-25-2015, 08:27 AM
 
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Dude ex miltary..been all over the world...which is why few American cities excite me...Now if I have a reason to be there I'm sure I would have a good time..but to come off money just to go there for the sake of going there. .
You've been stationed in different places, but it seems you've not done much exploration when you have to question why people are drawn to LA and San Francisco as places to visit.

 
Old 08-25-2015, 08:29 AM
 
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Everything you listed points..to what I'm saying. .preception Create by bombardment.
No, it has nothing to do with "marketing". These places were considered iconic long before the world was crawling with marketing strategists.

Your idea that Houston is exactly as unique as New Orleans; all that's missing is some "marketing" mumbo-jumbo, is, at face value, completely absurd.
 
Old 08-25-2015, 08:30 AM
 
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Fine but youre trying to convince people that LA and SF are no more unique than Houston. No one is buying it...
They really they are not..unique. ..just better known or more abudant..but 90% of the things you listed every major American city has to a lesser exent..it basically the same thing your tried to get thu Houston head
 
Old 08-25-2015, 08:31 AM
 
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Reading over these past few pages, I'm thinking that maybe 2 of you have actually been to Houston.

I nearly fell out of my chair when I read that Atlanta has better to offer. Well, if you'd rather see the Coke museum than the Menil...do you, I guess.
How about the MLK Center over the Menil?

I don't think anyone is arguing that Atlanta has "better" to offer (and that would be subjective anyway depending on your preferences), but it has obviously succeeded in creating a much more cohesive experience for visitors than Houston.
 
Old 08-25-2015, 08:32 AM
 
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You've been stationed in different places, but it seems you've not done much exploration when you have to question why people are drawn to LA and San Francisco as places to visit.
I've been and like I said..outside of having other business, I've seen nothing that would make me plot down thousands to go back
 
Old 08-25-2015, 08:33 AM
 
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How about the MLK Center over the Menil?

I don't think anyone is arguing that Atlanta has "better" to offer (and that would be subjective anyway depending on your preferences), but it has obviously succeeded in creating a much more cohesive experience for visitors than Houston.
That a better way of putting more cohesive. .but better ?
 
Old 08-25-2015, 08:36 AM
 
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That a better way of putting more cohesive. .but better ?
Come again?
 
Old 08-25-2015, 08:40 AM
 
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Come again?
The things you mentioned are more cohesive, better connection, easier to access,
 
Old 08-25-2015, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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I've been and like I said..outside of having other business, I've seen nothing that would make me plot down thousands to go back
There is a reason why cities like LA, NYC, SF, DC, Chicago, etc. get many, MANY more tourists than Houston or Dallas or Atlanta. Its not marketing, those cities simply offer more to a tourist plain and simple.
 
Old 08-25-2015, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Jonesboro
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Frankly, I consider the premise of the thread to be wrong in that Philadelphia is the most overlooked Big (of the very largest) city in the U.S.
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