Thursday, November 7, 2013

Toronto, Rob Ford and Tourism

For the second time this week, Rob Ford is back on the front page of international news for all the wrong reasons.  Naturally, there are people calling for him to resign.

You just can't by exposure like this, so someone should be capitalizing on this fame to help the city.  As the phrase goes "if life gives you lemons, make lemonade"...  

Here's a graph of Toronto Tourism vs Rob Ford on Google Trends in 2011. 


Here's the same thing for 2013.


As you can see, one man's delinquent behaviour is outstripping talk of tourism to the city by orders of magnitude.

Surely someone should be correcting this?