“It's a one-day infomercial…”
The Minister of Tourism, quoted in The Guardian, describing what a visit to Prince Edward Island on a cruise ship is like:
“It’s a one-day infomercial for Prince Edward Island and we are seeing some of those visitors that are returning.”
I admire his honesty, but not his fondness for the genre.
Mostly because I live in the middle of the infomercial set, and those cruise ship visitors with their belching diesel buses and annoying horse-drawn carriages and vacant looks of expectant wonder add nothing at all to the experience of actually living here.
I think we should aspire to better, higher mechanisms of welcoming people to our Island.