If the city moves forward with the plans of some of the city council members that would tear down our existing convention center and replace it with an arena what will happen to Destination El Paso, the city department that is responsible for booking conventions?
Would it be silly to suggest that the department be eliminated since they will not have a convention center to offer?
For decades the complaint from the department has been that there are not adequate hotels in the vicinity of the convention center. Simply put, no big convention could be enticed to come to El Paso.
Now several hotel projects have been started and at least one has been completed.
Will we now have hotels but no convention center?
What purpose will the department serve without a convention center?
Maybe they could entice tourists to come see the egg-beaters on I-10 out by the airport.
We deserve better