State Tourism Office said Congressman King tweet impacted tourism

State Tourism Office said Congressman King tweet impacted tourism

Posted: Nov 7, 2018 8:36 PM
Updated: Nov 7, 2018 10:42 PM

KIMT News 3- A day after being re-elected we’re learning a tweet from Congressman Steve King in 2017 may have had an impact on Iowa’s tourism. It read in part, “You can’t restore a civilization on someone else’s babies.” The Iowa State Tourism Office said it did have an impact on tourism throughout the state that year.
That’s not the case in Clear Lake according to President and CEO of the Clear Lake Area Chamber, Tim Coffee. Coffee said he had heard the state received complaints, but they did receive any backlash in Clear Lake. In fact, Coffee said the numbers throughout the state and the county are increasing.
Despite the State Tourism Office saying they lost visitors, Coffee said this increase in revenue speaks for itself.

Article Comments

Mason City
Clear
40° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 40°
Albert Lea
Clear
50° wxIcon
Hi: 63° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 50°
Austin
Clear
46° wxIcon
Hi: 65° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 46°
Charles City
Clear
45° wxIcon
Hi: 63° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 45°
Rochester
Clear
44° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 41°
Next threat of any clouds or rain not until Sunday night
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

Poker tournament held to stop domestic violence

Image

Rochester coat drive

Image

Hunt for a cure

Image

Chris' PM Weather Forecast 10/19

Image

Ethnic Lunch Newsroom Liveshot

Image

Chris' 10 PM Weather Forecast

Image

Sports Overtime, highlights and scores from Friday

Image

Clear Lake donut shop best in state

Image

Homelessness experienced to raise funds and awareness

Image

Battle of the Badges: rib eating contest

Community Events