NY Times names Detroit as “A place to go in 2008″

Citing our new casinos, hotels, and renovated art museum, the New York Times’ Travel Section named Detroit as a destination for travel in 2008. The Times ranked Detroit 40 in its list of 53 great places to visit next year, which means that after folks make their visits to Laos, Lisbon, Tunisia, Mauritius, Mid-Beach Miami, South Beach Miami, Maldives, Death Valley, Courchevel, Libya, Hvar, Puerto Vallarta, Sylt, Prague, Quito, Liverpool, Munich, Iran, Tuscany, Anguilla, Bogota, Playa Blanca Panama, Alexandria, Mazatlan, St. Lucia, Oslo, Buenos Aires, Rimini Italy, Malawi, Roatan, Mozambique, Kuwait City, Verbier, Lombok, Northwest Passage, Easter Island, Virgin Gorda, Namibia, and San Francisco, we can expect swarms of tourists flying into Metro for their Detroit dream vacations.

2 Comments so far

  1. GARY ROSSI (unregistered) on December 8th, 2007 @ 12:05 pm

    I THINK NOT, DETROIT IS TRYING TO MAKE A COMEBACK. BUT WE HAVE A LONG ( LONG ) WAY TO GO. IT’S ALL A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION, BUT AFTER DECADES OF GOVERNMENT MISMANAGEMENT ( NAMELY ) COLEMAN YOUNG & KWAME KILPATRICK. GIVE US ABOUT ANOTHER 10 YEARS . THEN WE CAN TALK AGAIN. UNEMPLOYMENT, FORECLOSURES, & LACK OF REGARD OF OTHERS DOES NOT MAKE DETROIT A PLACE I COULD IMANIGE ANYONE WOULD WANT TO VISIT.CASINO’S ARE ALL WELL & GOOD , BUT LOCALS WHO SPEND THIER MONEY ( OR LACK OF ) SEEM TO FLOCK TO THESE PLACES ON HOPES OF ( HITTING IT BIG ) AND AS WE ALL KNOW, CASINO’S ARE NOT IN BUSINESS TO GIVE MONEY AWAY. HOW DO YOU THINK THEY CAN AFFORD TO BUILD THESE MASSIVE PLACES THAT PEOPLE CANNOT SUPPORT. LET’S JUST SEE WHAT THE OCCUPANCY RATE OF THESE NEW HOTELS BRING. ALTHOUGH I DO NOT RESIDE IN THE CITY ( BUT A SUBURB ) THE STUPID PEOPLE OF DETRIOT GET WHAT THEY DESERVE. GOD BLESS ( MR. DENNIS ARCHER ) THIS IS A MAN OF TRUE INTEGRITY, PROBLEM WAS HE WAS OUTNUMBERED BY ALL THE DISHONEST CRONIES OF THE PAST ADMINISTRATIONS. THAT’S WHY HE BOWED OUT.

    GOOD LUCK DETRIOT!!

    YOU ARE GOING TO NEED IT!!

    G. ROSSI


  2. jennie (unregistered) on December 9th, 2007 @ 10:01 am

    It always amazes me how the ones who really think that they can hide their ignornace as intelligence can never manage to spell properly, type in a coherent form, or get their facts straight.

    Yet, these are the folks that seem to get their voices heard most often. Sad, isn’t it?



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