of Afganistan? Those must be Muslim countries. Who cares? Tell them to stay out of the country.
I'm wondering if Disney is blaming the European Disneyland and other flops on Bush too.
The company is doing bad so the gave Micheal Eisner over a half BILLION dollars in bonuses (plus his salery and numerous perks) then built that nightmare sucking expense called 'Animal Park' or whatever it's called. What a waste of money, I went once, I'll never go again. It was the worse thing they ever did, while Universal is doing things closer to the publics liking and taking the market by leaps and bounds.
That's right Disney, blame Bush, that is the way to identify a problem and solve it.
perception is everything
Mickey Mouse has a bone to pick with Uncle Sam.
Some U.S. travel executives ? including those who run Disneyland and Walt Disney World ? think the government needs to do more to improve the country?s image with foreign tourists who increasingly are choosing other places for their vacations.
Tourism officials ascribe the decline partly to anti-Americanism that arose after the country launched military action in Afghanistan and Iraq and to the ?hassle factor? associated with new visa application and airport security procedures.
?We have developed an image in many countries as fortress America,? said Betsy O?Rourke, senior vice president for marketing at the Travel Industry Association of America, a Washington-based trade group. O?Rourke said tourists should be greeted as ?customers,? not potential ?invaders.?
a November poll of 8,000 consumers from eight industrialized nations found that 55 percent of respondents had an increasingly negative perception of that United States, according to Seattle-based market research firm GMI Inc.