Monaco Measuring Economic Benefits from Wedding! May 14, 2012 8:28:14 GMT -5
Post by MyAdia on May 14, 2012 8:28:14 GMT -5
They wouldn't do that because contrary to last summer's hype how well the wedding exhibit was doing (claiming all sorts of visitors records were broken), there wedding exhibit attendance really was NOT record breaking. There was an Monaco Telecom article (I'll post in the next post) summing the yearly attendance at the Oceanographic Museum and the attendance only increased by 15,000 from the previous year. That small increase is worse than it seems because last summer, the PACA region saw a major increase in summer tourism. So, basically, the wedding exhibit distracted tourists instead of attracted them.
I predicted this was going to happen because Monaco threw their number one tourist attraction under the bus to con people into thinking that Albert's $75 million trashy wedding was not as a colossal failure as it REALLY WAS. Instead of emphasizing the increased number of tourists was due to the actual aquarium, the Director Robert Calcagno kept going to the press saying it was due to the wedding exhibit - which was not true. People didn't travel to Monaco with their children to visit the museum to see PHOTOS of Albert and Charlene's wedding, especially since hardly anyone cared to come to Monaco to see the wedding in person.
Every other museum in the riviera region reported record number of visitors from the summer and onward to the end of the year. After the increased in summer attendance, other cities' museums followed through with more advertisement about their museum features - except Monaco. The Director of the Oceanographic Museum instead decided to promote Albert and Charlene and followed up with the promotion of royal ass-kisser Stephane Bern's book about the most expensive wedding failure.