A Las Vegas kind of thing, one can only suppose.
What caught my attention was a comment in response to the news that the city of Kingsport is going to shell out $80,000 to fund a study to bring tourists to town. That comment from a Times News reader (scroll down):
Honestly, whether it is 40K or 80K, this is a huge waste of money. I can't for the life of me see how any rational human would think this is worth spending 80 dollars on, much less 80 thousand. Studying the feasibility of making Kingsport a wedding destination? Really? Maybe the people on the Visitor Enhancement Program committee have been watching too many reruns of My Big Redneck Wedding. Regardless, I hope that the BMA line-items this out of the budget, as this wedding deal is just silly.
Maybe I'm not alone in finding all this nonsense about tourism being laughable.
Or all of the above.
Photo courtesy of the Nevada Commision On Tourism.