Ithaca Tourism Site Crashes After Suggesting Visiting FL

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Yesterday I originally read the story via Heels First, that Ithaca, NY Tourism website had ‘Surrendered to Winter’ and suggested that potential visitors should go to the Florida Keys instead. “The Ithaca site said, “We surrender” and “Winter, you win” and suggested that a visit to Key West was a better option than frozen central New York.” Well, their stunt ended up crashing their website and they had to take the FL link down! As reported by Newsday, “Bruce Stoff of the Ithaca-Tompkins County Convention and Visitors Bureau tells The Associated Press on Wednesday that the office’s overwhelmed server crashed Tuesday afternoon, not long after the AP reported on his agency’s stunt.”

Ithaca Tourism Site Crashes After Suggesting Visiting FL

Ithaca Tourism Site Crashes After Suggesting Visiting FL


“Stoff says his office removed the Florida link because the nearly 150,000 views crashed the website. The upside: Stoff says his office fielded numerous inquiries about tourism in upstate New York.”

Bottom Line

I personally thought that this story was quite humorous and enjoyed reading it. This winter has been brutal for some, especially these last few weeks. We are bracing for a big cold blast here in Atlanta tomorrow and Friday with -3 degree windchill. Hope you are staying safe and warm wherever you are!



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