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VisitDallas gets audited

Postby itsjrd1964 » 04 Jan 2019 22:21

Dallas City Hall has very B_G problems with its convention and visitors bureau

Our Mr. Wilonsky is on the case, yet again. Looks like a very sticky situation.

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/dallas- ... ors-bureau

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Re: VisitDallas gets audited

Postby tamtagon » 05 Jan 2019 10:05

Sounds like these bosses have been there too long. What is the optimal employment length for a job like that? Much more than a decade at the same tourism post may be too long, it seems, as the perks and fringe benefits gorge.

B _ G Dallas appear a successful initiative, but maybe a fresh team should have had the task.

Phillip Jones got the city through the recession. Thanks for that, I'm a little surprised at the $700,000 salary, and a job like that is going to demand a good paycheck... but just like tourists looking for a new experience, the task of luring people to Dallas needs a new perspective.

And frankly, I think the idea that a suspending a visitor experience, executive offices & parking garage over a highway is cock-eyed and the strongest indicator that decisions making has become at least less good, and at worst tragic.

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Re: VisitDallas gets audited

Postby itsjrd1964 » 07 Jan 2019 18:48

After 'scathing audit,' VisitDallas will visit city officials demanding answers

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/dallas- ... ng-answers

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Re: VisitDallas gets audited

Postby itsjrd1964 » 09 Jan 2019 19:00

VisitDallas officials defend convention, visitors bureau after negative audit

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/dallas- ... tive-audit

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Re: VisitDallas gets audited

Postby trueicon » 09 Jan 2019 22:41

tamtagon wrote:And frankly, I think the idea that a suspending a visitor experience, executive offices & parking garage over a highway is cock-eyed and the strongest indicator that decisions making has become at least less good, and at worst tragic.


Yeah, that was my take exactly. When they announced that plan, I thought "how the heck does Visit Dallas get that kind of money" -- now I'm beginning to understand.

I hope that the fallout from the audit doesn't result in the disbanding of Visit Dallas, which would be a case of Dallas cutting off its nose to spite its face. Dallas, in general, has a great track record in the last decade of landing major international events and conferences. I'm sure Visit Dallas had a big role in that success. And even with the city looking to outsource convention booking/management to Comcast (who also took over Fair Park), there's still a major need for Visit Dallas (or another organization) to advocate for Dallas ahead of other cities in the metro who seem content on competing against Dallas (I'm looking at you, Arlington and Plano).

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Re: VisitDallas gets audited

Postby itsjrd1964 » 19 Jan 2019 00:06

Phillip Jones’ Debt to VisitDallas Has Grown to $225,000

https://www.dmagazine.com/frontburner/2 ... to-225000/

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Re: VisitDallas gets audited

Postby itsjrd1964 » 02 Mar 2019 03:54

If You’re Interested in the VisitDallas Mess, Read This Morning News Editorial From a Former City Attorney

https://www.dmagazine.com/frontburner/2 ... y-attorney

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Re: VisitDallas gets audited

Postby itsjrd1964 » 09 May 2019 01:51

VisitDallas CEO Phillip Jones has resigned, as well as the group's CFO.

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/dallas- ... sion-board


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