Yes, that’s right, I said nudist vactioners. Usually when towns want some attraction, they set up memorable events or get creative in a unique way but to actually want to attract German nudists in their community, what are they thinking?
A West Florida community is spending $3,800 in tax dollars to entice naked Europeans to spend their vacations there. Good to know that the tax dollars are being spent wisely. The advertising grant was awarded Tuesday by the Pasco County commission to Pandabare, a local nudist organization representing 16 resorts, campgrounds and clubs located in the largely rural county north of Tampa.
The ads, to be placed in European publications, will promote the county’s longstanding reputation as the nudist capital of America. And we wonder why foreigners think we are so weird.
Public communications manager for the Pasco County tourist development agency, Eric Keaton said, “The idea is to create a Euro-bird season in July and August which are our worst two months of the year. Nudism contributes to the county’s economy.” So, why choose the worst two months if you’re trying to impress the Europeans? You wouldn’t serve your guests spam and cup noodles if you want to make a good impression, would you? Same thing should apply here. If Florida’s community needs to make a better impression for their visitors, shouldn’t they have picked better months?
The first target market for the ad campaign will be Germany which, according to Pandabare’s application, is “a large and lucrative market whose millions of nudists are among the world’s most prolific travelers.” Those Germans are well known for their sausages after all, pun intended. The group also anticipates a campaign aimed at British nudists. Like we don’t have enough nudist of our own that we need to invite others from different countries.
The ads are supposedly funny and are set to launch in 2012. Can’t wait to see how those ads turned out. There better be some good looking nudist too and not just overweight and hairy men. We’ve got plenty of those here alrady, don’t need any more to show up.
What are your thoughts on this topic?