Mini Poll: See St. Louis Through Vistors' Eyes

Which of the following do you think is the single best argument for conventions, convocations, and conferences to come to St. Louis?


Location of the city in the center of the country:
 25%
Affordability:
 13%
History:
 17%
Home of the Cardinals, Rams, Blues, Arch Rival Roller Girls:
 3%
Cultural institutions:
 23%
Gay-friendly:
 1%
Weather:
 0%
Food:
 8%
Architecture:
 1%
Nice people live here:
 4%
Amenities close to the convention center:
 2%
More urban than where most visitors are from:
 0%
St. Louis is not a place a meeting planner will get fired for choosing:
 2%

 


Which of the following comes closest to your personal view of the CVC's current marketing campaign?


I ... like it:
 46%
I ... hate it:
 12%
I ... could do better:
 7%
I ... am generally indifferent:
 10%
I ... have no idea what it is:
 25%

 


If you were to take the CVC's advice to be a tourist in your own town, which of the following would you be most likely to do when the last meeting of the day is done?


Visit a major public park, like Forest Park or Tower Grove Park:
 11%
Go to a ballgame:
 13%
Eat on The Hill or along Cherokee:
 12%
Stroll through Lafayette Square or Soulard:
 2%
Bike up the North Riverfront Trail:
 0%
Find a club that played the blues:
 3%
Get lost in a tunnel at City Museum:
 6%
Go up in the Arch:
 16%
Tour a brewery:
 14%
Head for the Missouri Botanical Garden, Art Museum, or Zoo:
 17%
Gamble at Lumiere:
 1%
Walk back to the hotel and find the spa/gym:
 1%
Shop in the Loop or the CWE:
 2%
Something else:
 2%

 


Have you ever hosted or attended a conference or company-wide meeting in St. Louis?


Yes, hosted:
 7%
Yes, attended:
 34%
Yes, both:
 31%
No:
 16%
No, I don't work at a place that does that kind of thing:
 12%

 


Which do you think your own company is more likely to do these days: schedule an out-of-town conference or schedule a conference here in St. Louis?


We're more likely to go out of town to get away for a bit:
 8%
We're more likely to stay in town to save money:
 61%
I don't work at a place that does that kind of thing:
 31%

 


Which is St. Louis’s stronger selling point: free stuff to do or affordable stuff to do?


Free stuff:
 63%
Affordable stuff:
 37%

 


Have you ever visited Cervantes Convention Center, Edward Jones Dome, or John Ferrara Theatre?


Yes, I've been to Cervantes Convention Center:
 12%
Yes, I've been to the Edward Jones Dome:
 13%
Yes, I've been to John Ferrara Theatre:
 0%
Yes, I've been to two or more of these places:
 71%
I've never been to any of those places:
 5%

 


Have you ever used the CVC's website to book tickets for discounted St. Louis attractions, or to book travel or hotel accommodations?


Yes:
 26%
No:
 35%
I didn't know you could do that!:
 39%

 


Have you ever volunteered at one of the CVC's Visitor Information Centers?


Yes:
 2%
No:
 76%
No, but I might now:
 22%

 


What kind of grade would you give yourself as a tour guide of St. Louis?


A:
 55%
B:
 32%
C:
 11%
D:
 1%
F (I might as well live in Kansas City):
 2%

 


Which of the following statements is true about taxis in St. Louis?


Service has gotten better over the past several years:
 50%
Service has gotten worse over the past several years:
 18%
Service is about the same now as it ever has been:
 32%

 


Which of the following is the St. Louis event that best captures the essence of summer in our City?


Fair St. Louis weekend:
 8%
Any Cardinals game:
 42%
Free concerts and fireworks downtown:
 17%
Ted Drewes re-opens on S. Grand:
 5%
PrideFest:
 2%
Sidewalk, rooftop, and patio dining at my favorite restaurants:
 10%
Public pools opening:
 0%
Playing in the fountains:
 1%
Shakespeare in the Park:
 8%
Soulard Bastille Days Festival:
 1%
Marathons and bicycle races:
 4%
Block parties in my own neighborhood:
 3%

 


BONUS:
Which of the following comes closer to your view of what the CVC’s most important goal in the continuing negotiations regarding the lease with the St. Louis Rams to play in the Edward Jones Done?


Keeping the Rams here:
 16%
Protecting the taxpayers:
 84%

 


Note: Due to rounding, results for some questions may not total 100%.