2:28 pm June 25, 2009, by Henry Unger
Atlanta is not having a very good week on the tourism front.
First, the Georgia World Congress Center projected it will lose $5.64 million in the next fiscal year.
Now, a new survey says Atlanta is nearly as unpopular as Detroit as a travel destination.
AJC reporter Alyse Knorr writes that a national survey of 3,400 people by Web site TripAdvisor has listed Atlanta as America’s third least-favorite city, ahead of Los Angeles and Detroit.
The poll listed New York City, San Francisco, Chicago and Boston as favorites, Knorr reports.
To be fair, there was a little bit of good news this week.
AJC reporter Leon Stafford wrote that meeting planners gave Atlanta high marks as a convention town, but issues with public safety continue to dog the city.
The Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau’s annual survey of meeting planners’ attitudes toward Georgia’s capital finds overall satisfaction inching up slightly in 2008 over the year before — from 88.3 percent to 88.4 percent.
Every little bit counts.
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