Sunday, January 21, 2007

Marketing Opportunity

Well isn't this interesting!
In an article about the new laws regarding passport use - you now need one to fly to Mexico, Canada and a few other places that did not previously require one - a large percentage of the 1000 people surveyed guessed wrong about the requirements to get here:

Half the people surveyed believed passports were needed for trips to Texas' South Padre Island and California's Catalina Island. Maybe they need better marketing campaigns.

Indeed.

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Blogger just wandering said...

maybe we need smarter people who travel. Reminds me of the visa lady who thought you needed a passport to go to New Mexico!

3:19 PM  
Blogger bwilson said...

We've talked about seceding from the Union as a PR ploy...Now I find out 50% of the people think we already have! So, who's buried in Grant’s Tomb?

Brad Wilson
Chief Marketing Officer,
Santa Catalina Island Company
www.VisitCatalinaIsland.com

12:20 PM  
Blogger Sam said...

This is hysterical, and why the government is doing this is absurd in the extreme. Starting tomorrow you will need a US Passport to get BACK INTO THE US FROM A FOREIGN COUNTRY. You might have a US birth certificate, driver's license, and a voters registration card, but that don't matter! I can see a new form of illegal immigration smuggling dumb white American dudes back into the US because of such nonsense.

Now The Banana Republic of South Padre and the Jazz Kingdom of Catalina could have much to gain by such an underground railroad. Pssst, for a grand you can get passed through our 'Nanner 'Pubic but you have to pay a $200 fee to cross the bridge or get to dry land!

Take a boat into MX waters? By this time next you will be totally screwed, and have to present your boat and persons to the local US Customs House. Of course we can help with that. It's called the Manana Tax, which of course also costs $200 but that is a steal today, considering you actually get to go back home as if nothing happened.

Just when we thought the local economy was getting stale and flat, there is always some goofball bommerang policy that lifts our spirits and makes life good again.

Smile, folks!
/Sammie

2:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Half ... HALF the people thought SPI and Catalina Island required passports?!

Sheesh, that's government education for you.

10:05 PM  

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