US city throws in the towel, tells tourists to go to Florida instead
As the US Northeast continues to freeze, the tourism board for one upstate New York city has conceded defeat and urged potential visitors to go elsewhere.
The city of Ithaca has a message for people thinking about coming to visit: head to Florida instead.
Tourist officials in Ithaca are apparently so fed up with the repeated snowstorms and below-freezing temperatures, they have stopped trying to lure visitors to their city and are instead steering them to Florida’s Key West.
VisitIthaca.com, the city’s tourism website, has added a pop-up window saying: “That’s it. We surrender. Winter, you win.”
"Due to this ridiculously stupid winter, Ithaca invites you to visit The Florida Keys this week.”
"Please come back when things thaw out."