Imagine my surprise in seeing my "Tourism is like Rodney Dangerfield...No Respect" quote as the lead of a Dispatch-Argus editorial over the weekend urging Davenport to reconsider a proposed reduction in the investment that City makes in Visit Quad Cities, the regional CVB.
While I don't use the quote as much as I used to (it has, to be sure, gotten a little better), it still holds true in many locales across the land.
Thanks for the memory, Dispatch-Argus. That was a great project...and we've been excited at the resulting developments your destination has made in the ensuing decade. Here's hoping the City of Davenport realizes one doesn't have the luxury to coast in today's competitive tourism environment.