Convention destination Atlanta has mu...

Convention destination Atlanta has much more to offer; 5 free things to do there

There are 4 comments on the The News story from Dec 26, 2013, titled Convention destination Atlanta has much more to offer; 5 free things to do there. In it, The News reports that:

Many people who visit Atlanta for the hundreds of conventions the city hosts each year never make it out of the few blocks around their hotels.

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Dallas, GA

#1 Dec 26, 2013
Why do you think that is?

“Registered Conservative”

Since: Jul 11

Draketown, GA

#2 Dec 28, 2013
Atlanta does not have much to offer as a convention destination outside of "the circle" when compared to Orlando or Las Vegas. Atlanta needs to market itself as "THE" place for business. Atlanta needs to focus on the fact that conventions are "business" oriented, and whatever else Atlanta "offers" is a distraction to the convention itself.
Hello hillbilly

Los Angeles, CA

#3 Dec 28, 2013
General Robert E Lee wrote:
Atlanta does not have much to offer as a convention destination outside of "the circle" when compared to Orlando or Las Vegas. Atlanta needs to market itself as "THE" place for business. Atlanta needs to focus on the fact that conventions are "business" oriented, and whatever else Atlanta "offers" is a distraction to the convention itself.
Nobody wants to go to Atlanta. Crappy weather, crime and nothing to do except watch the hillbillies strum their banjos.

If there are any racist hate conventions Atlanta is the place to be.
ThomasA

Birmingham, AL

#4 Dec 28, 2013
If Atlanta is going to try to sell itself for the future, it has to do something about the overloaded traffic system downtown and the daily bumper to bumper mess on the Interstates. Then Atlanta has got to make the thugs ,hobos ,panhandlers, beggars, and the other street trash unwelcome downtown. People on convention like to take a break and wander out sometimes, but not with the vermin that's out there now roaming the streets. Tourists staying downtown SHOULD be able to walk to the downtown attractions without being hounded ,verbally abused , or followed. Clean it up or people will continue to book conventions elsewhere.

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