Super80Fan wrote:Yawn. Welcome to 2019, where everyone is offended by everything.
N867DA wrote:Manufactured outrage is very popular these days to gets clicks and views. There's nothing offensive or stereotypical about it. What next, outrage over encouraging tourism to Napa to...see grapes grow?
_AA_777_MAN wrote:konkret wrote:PSAatSAN4Ever wrote:Ironic to me, given that Grey Goose vodka is one of the finest representations of "little water" available today.
What does Grey Goose has to do with Poland?
Redd wrote:For it to be really representative of Krakow, it should read: "Come to Krakow and see hordes of piss drunk Brits acting like total idiots and puking in the streets"..... That would go great with the ASMIR concept as well...
peterinlisbon wrote:Redd wrote:For it to be really representative of Krakow, it should read: "Come to Krakow and see hordes of piss drunk Brits acting like total idiots and puking in the streets"..... That would go great with the ASMIR concept as well...
I think if they used that line they'd get sued by Ryanair for copyright.
peterinlisbon wrote:If you were talking about Scotland you could mention whiskey and I don't think anyone would assume this means that whiskey is the only thing that Scotland has to offer or be offended by that.
jumbojet wrote:Super80Fan wrote:Yawn. Welcome to 2019, where everyone is offended by everything.
Sorry but it is actually a pretty crappy piece of advertising. If thats all AA can think of, Vodka, when it comes to advertising its new service to Krakow, than they have a problem.
Google top ten things to do in Krakow. Interesting in that drinking Vodka isnt one of them. Shame on AA. Very sloppy work.
ScottB wrote:terefere wrote:And the reason has nothing to do with Poles being "offended" by associations with vodka, or the heritage of vodka, but with the amount of tourists who come for cheap booze AND cause trouble. Krakow had close to 14 million tourists last year and like any tourist city, there has been some backlash against certain kind of tourists. That's it. You're all reading too much into it.
Honestly, spending several hundred dollars on round-trip air tickets, not to mention hotel rooms, just to "come for cheap booze" sounds like the very definition of false economy.emuwarveteran wrote:Even the government of Kraków has something to say about the ad, whose concept "absolutely doesn't fit in with the touristic and promotional policy of the city".
- We are talking about a city which is a modern center of academics, in the Organization of World Heritage Cities and the European Capital of Gastronomic Culture for 2019 - says Iga Chylicka from the Urząd Miasta, which is responsible for culture and tourism-related affairs. - All of this was forgotten about by the specialists from this airline, who would rather use heavily outdated stereotypes about our country. - she continues."
If this is the city's promotional strategy for tourism, then it is doomed to failure. Tourists will go visit universities -- if they're famous enough. Despite being far older, Jagiellonian University just doesn't have the same cachet as Harvard. I doubt that more than 1% of Americans could even name a single institution of higher education in Krakow. There are nearly 150 members of the Organization of World Heritage Cities in Europe so Krakow really doesn't stand out there. And... "Visit the European Capital of Gastronomic Culture for 2019" really just doesn't sound all that appealing.
While the salt mine is a major tourist attraction, "salt mine" in English does have a negative connotation -- it's associated with tedious work -- so "visit the salt mine" sounds like just another day at a boring job.
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