Omaha tourism and hotels: How many does the city need?


KETV NEWSWATCH 7′ KETV NEWSWATCH 7’S ALEXANDRA KETV NEWSWATCH 7’S ALEXANDRA
STONE IS LIVE DOWNTOWN WITH THE KETV NEWSWATCH 7’S ALEXANDRA
STONE IS LIVE DOWNTOWN WITH THE
BIG STORY. STONE IS LIVE DOWNTOWN WITH THE
BIG STORY. STONE IS LIVE DOWNTOWN WITH THE
BIG STORY.
REPORTER: OMAHA’ STONE IS LIVE DOWNTOWN WITH THE
BIG STORY.
REPORTER: OMAHA’S TOURISM BIG STORY.
REPORTER: OMAHA’S TOURISM BIG STORY.
REPORTER: OMAHA’S TOURISM
AUTHORITY VISIT OMAHA TRACKS REPORTER: OMAHA’S TOURISM
AUTHORITY VISIT OMAHA TRACKS REPORTER: OMAHA’S TOURISM
AUTHORITY VISIT OMAHA TRACKS
HOTEL SUPPLY AND DEMAND CLOSELY. AUTHORITY VISIT OMAHA TRACKS
HOTEL SUPPLY AND DEMAND CLOSELY. AUTHORITY VISIT OMAHA TRACKS
HOTEL SUPPLY AND DEMAND CLOSELY.
AND THEY’ AUTHORITY VISIT OMAHA TRACKS
HOTEL SUPPLY AND DEMAND CLOSELY.
AND THEY’RE WORKING HARD TO MAKE HOTEL SUPPLY AND DEMAND CLOSELY.
AND THEY’RE WORKING HARD TO MAKE HOTEL SUPPLY AND DEMAND CLOSELY.
AND THEY’RE WORKING HARD TO MAKE
SURE ALL THESE NEW ROOMS ARE AND THEY’RE WORKING HARD TO MAKE
SURE ALL THESE NEW ROOMS ARE AND THEY’RE WORKING HARD TO MAKE
SURE ALL THESE NEW ROOMS ARE
FILLED. SURE ALL THESE NEW ROOMS ARE
FILLED. SURE ALL THESE NEW ROOMS ARE
FILLED.
WHETHER THEY’ SURE ALL THESE NEW ROOMS ARE
FILLED.
WHETHER THEY’RE JUST GETTING FILLED.
WHETHER THEY’RE JUST GETTING FILLED.
WHETHER THEY’RE JUST GETTING
STARTED OR NEARING COMPLETION, WHETHER THEY’RE JUST GETTING
STARTED OR NEARING COMPLETION, WHETHER THEY’RE JUST GETTING
STARTED OR NEARING COMPLETION,
MORE AND MORE METRO CONSTRUCTION STARTED OR NEARING COMPLETION,
MORE AND MORE METRO CONSTRUCTION STARTED OR NEARING COMPLETION,
MORE AND MORE METRO CONSTRUCTION
CREWS ARE BUILDING HOTELS. MORE AND MORE METRO CONSTRUCTION
CREWS ARE BUILDING HOTELS. MORE AND MORE METRO CONSTRUCTION
CREWS ARE BUILDING HOTELS.
>>IN THE LAST FEW YEARS, WE SAW CREWS ARE BUILDING HOTELS.
>>IN THE LAST FEW YEARS, WE SAW CREWS ARE BUILDING HOTELS.
>>IN THE LAST FEW YEARS, WE SAW
A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE.>>IN THE LAST FEW YEARS, WE SAW
A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE.>>IN THE LAST FEW YEARS, WE SAW
A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE.
REPORTER: KEITH BACKSEN A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE.
REPORTER: KEITH BACKSEN A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE.
REPORTER: KEITH BACKSEN
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF VISIT REPORTER: KEITH BACKSEN
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF VISIT REPORTER: KEITH BACKSEN
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF VISIT
OMAHA SAYS THEY’ REPORTER: KEITH BACKSEN
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF VISIT
OMAHA SAYS THEY’RE TRACKING 14 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF VISIT
OMAHA SAYS THEY’RE TRACKING 14 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF VISIT
OMAHA SAYS THEY’RE TRACKING 14
HOTEL PROJECTS IN THE WORKS OMAHA SAYS THEY’RE TRACKING 14
HOTEL PROJECTS IN THE WORKS OMAHA SAYS THEY’RE TRACKING 14
HOTEL PROJECTS IN THE WORKS
RIGHT NOW WHICH WOULD ADD 1500 HOTEL PROJECTS IN THE WORKS
RIGHT NOW WHICH WOULD ADD 1500 HOTEL PROJECTS IN THE WORKS
RIGHT NOW WHICH WOULD ADD 1500
ROOMS TO THE AREA OVER THE NEXT RIGHT NOW WHICH WOULD ADD 1500
ROOMS TO THE AREA OVER THE NEXT RIGHT NOW WHICH WOULD ADD 1500
ROOMS TO THE AREA OVER THE NEXT
SEVERAL YEARS. ROOMS TO THE AREA OVER THE NEXT
SEVERAL YEARS. ROOMS TO THE AREA OVER THE NEXT
SEVERAL YEARS.
THERE ARE 15,000 HOTEL ROOMS IN SEVERAL YEARS.
THERE ARE 15,000 HOTEL ROOMS IN SEVERAL YEARS.
THERE ARE 15,000 HOTEL ROOMS IN
THE METRO INCLUDING DOUGLAS, THERE ARE 15,000 HOTEL ROOMS IN
THE METRO INCLUDING DOUGLAS, THERE ARE 15,000 HOTEL ROOMS IN
THE METRO INCLUDING DOUGLAS,
SARPY, AND POTTAWATTAMIE THE METRO INCLUDING DOUGLAS,
SARPY, AND POTTAWATTAMIE THE METRO INCLUDING DOUGLAS,
SARPY, AND POTTAWATTAMIE
COUNTIES. SARPY, AND POTTAWATTAMIE
COUNTIES. SARPY, AND POTTAWATTAMIE
COUNTIES.
BACKSEN SAYS THE OCCUPANCY RATE COUNTIES.
BACKSEN SAYS THE OCCUPANCY RATE COUNTIES.
BACKSEN SAYS THE OCCUPANCY RATE
IS AROUND 57%. BACKSEN SAYS THE OCCUPANCY RATE
IS AROUND 57%. BACKSEN SAYS THE OCCUPANCY RATE
IS AROUND 57%.
THAT’ BACKSEN SAYS THE OCCUPANCY RATE
IS AROUND 57%.
THAT’S BELOW THE NATIONAL RATE IS AROUND 57%.
THAT’S BELOW THE NATIONAL RATE IS AROUND 57%.
THAT’S BELOW THE NATIONAL RATE
AT 65% ACCORDING TO NUMBERS FROM THAT’S BELOW THE NATIONAL RATE
AT 65% ACCORDING TO NUMBERS FROM THAT’S BELOW THE NATIONAL RATE
AT 65% ACCORDING TO NUMBERS FROM
CUSHMAN WAKEFIELD. AT 65% ACCORDING TO NUMBERS FROM
CUSHMAN WAKEFIELD. AT 65% ACCORDING TO NUMBERS FROM
CUSHMAN WAKEFIELD.
>>RIGHT NOW WE’ AT 65% ACCORDING TO NUMBERS FROM
CUSHMAN WAKEFIELD.
>>RIGHT NOW WE’RE GETTING CLOSE CUSHMAN WAKEFIELD.
>>RIGHT NOW WE’RE GETTING CLOSE CUSHMAN WAKEFIELD.
>>RIGHT NOW WE’RE GETTING CLOSE
TO EVEN.>>RIGHT NOW WE’RE GETTING CLOSE
TO EVEN.>>RIGHT NOW WE’RE GETTING CLOSE
TO EVEN.
IT MAKES US A LITTLE NERVOUS. TO EVEN.
IT MAKES US A LITTLE NERVOUS. TO EVEN.
IT MAKES US A LITTLE NERVOUS.
BUT AGAIN YOU ALWAYS WATCH TO IT MAKES US A LITTLE NERVOUS.
BUT AGAIN YOU ALWAYS WATCH TO IT MAKES US A LITTLE NERVOUS.
BUT AGAIN YOU ALWAYS WATCH TO
SEE WHAT IS HAPPENING WITH THE BUT AGAIN YOU ALWAYS WATCH TO
SEE WHAT IS HAPPENING WITH THE BUT AGAIN YOU ALWAYS WATCH TO
SEE WHAT IS HAPPENING WITH THE
INDUSTRY. SEE WHAT IS HAPPENING WITH THE
INDUSTRY. SEE WHAT IS HAPPENING WITH THE
INDUSTRY.
REPORTER: FROM RIGHT HERE AT INDUSTRY.
REPORTER: FROM RIGHT HERE AT INDUSTRY.
REPORTER: FROM RIGHT HERE AT
14TH AND CUMING THERE ARE HOTELS REPORTER: FROM RIGHT HERE AT
14TH AND CUMING THERE ARE HOTELS REPORTER: FROM RIGHT HERE AT
14TH AND CUMING THERE ARE HOTELS
IN EVERY DIRECTION. 14TH AND CUMING THERE ARE HOTELS
IN EVERY DIRECTION. 14TH AND CUMING THERE ARE HOTELS
IN EVERY DIRECTION.
IN FACT 6 ARE ALREADY OPEN AND IN EVERY DIRECTION.
IN FACT 6 ARE ALREADY OPEN AND IN EVERY DIRECTION.
IN FACT 6 ARE ALREADY OPEN AND
DOING BUSINESS. IN FACT 6 ARE ALREADY OPEN AND
DOING BUSINESS. IN FACT 6 ARE ALREADY OPEN AND
DOING BUSINESS.
AND A 7TH UNDER CONSTRUCTION. DOING BUSINESS.
AND A 7TH UNDER CONSTRUCTION. DOING BUSINESS.
AND A 7TH UNDER CONSTRUCTION.
BUT BACKSEN SAYS BIG EVENTS LIKE AND A 7TH UNDER CONSTRUCTION.
BUT BACKSEN SAYS BIG EVENTS LIKE AND A 7TH UNDER CONSTRUCTION.
BUT BACKSEN SAYS BIG EVENTS LIKE
COLLEGE WORLD SERIES, NCAA BUT BACKSEN SAYS BIG EVENTS LIKE
COLLEGE WORLD SERIES, NCAA BUT BACKSEN SAYS BIG EVENTS LIKE
COLLEGE WORLD SERIES, NCAA
BASKETBALL, SWIM TRIALS, OR COLLEGE WORLD SERIES, NCAA
BASKETBALL, SWIM TRIALS, OR COLLEGE WORLD SERIES, NCAA
BASKETBALL, SWIM TRIALS, OR
CONVENTIONS ARE NOT THE BIGGEST BASKETBALL, SWIM TRIALS, OR
CONVENTIONS ARE NOT THE BIGGEST BASKETBALL, SWIM TRIALS, OR
CONVENTIONS ARE NOT THE BIGGEST
DRAWS TO OMAHA. CONVENTIONS ARE NOT THE BIGGEST
DRAWS TO OMAHA. CONVENTIONS ARE NOT THE BIGGEST
DRAWS TO OMAHA.
HE SAYS 65% TO 70% OF HOTEL DRAWS TO OMAHA.
HE SAYS 65% TO 70% OF HOTEL DRAWS TO OMAHA.
HE SAYS 65% TO 70% OF HOTEL
DEMAND COMES FROM LEISURE HE SAYS 65% TO 70% OF HOTEL
DEMAND COMES FROM LEISURE HE SAYS 65% TO 70% OF HOTEL
DEMAND COMES FROM LEISURE
TRAVELERS OR PEOPLE IN TOWN FOR DEMAND COMES FROM LEISURE
TRAVELERS OR PEOPLE IN TOWN FOR DEMAND COMES FROM LEISURE
TRAVELERS OR PEOPLE IN TOWN FOR
BUSINESS. TRAVELERS OR PEOPLE IN TOWN FOR
BUSINESS. TRAVELERS OR PEOPLE IN TOWN FOR
BUSINESS.
AND HE SAYS VISITOR NUMBERS ARE BUSINESS.
AND HE SAYS VISITOR NUMBERS ARE BUSINESS.
AND HE SAYS VISITOR NUMBERS ARE
GOING UP. AND HE SAYS VISITOR NUMBERS ARE
GOING UP. AND HE SAYS VISITOR NUMBERS ARE
GOING UP.
>>WE DID A VISITOR STUDY AND GOING UP.
>>WE DID A VISITOR STUDY AND GOING UP.
>>WE DID A VISITOR STUDY AND
FOUND OUT PEOPLE ACTUALLY FROM>>WE DID A VISITOR STUDY AND
FOUND OUT PEOPLE ACTUALLY FROM>>WE DID A VISITOR STUDY AND
FOUND OUT PEOPLE ACTUALLY FROM
ABOUT A 250 MILE RADIUS THIS IS FOUND OUT PEOPLE ACTUALLY FROM
ABOUT A 250 MILE RADIUS THIS IS FOUND OUT PEOPLE ACTUALLY FROM
ABOUT A 250 MILE RADIUS THIS IS
THEIR GETAWAY PLACE. ABOUT A 250 MILE RADIUS THIS IS
THEIR GETAWAY PLACE. ABOUT A 250 MILE RADIUS THIS IS
THEIR GETAWAY PLACE.
REPORTER: ONE PROJECT IN THE THEIR GETAWAY PLACE.
REPORTER: ONE PROJECT IN THE THEIR GETAWAY PLACE.
REPORTER: ONE PROJECT IN THE
WORKS, AN A-LOFT HOTEL IN REPORTER: ONE PROJECT IN THE
WORKS, AN A-LOFT HOTEL IN REPORTER: ONE PROJECT IN THE
WORKS, AN A-LOFT HOTEL IN
AKSARBEN. WORKS, AN A-LOFT HOTEL IN
AKSARBEN. WORKS, AN A-LOFT HOTEL IN
AKSARBEN.
A BOUTIQUE OPTION. AKSARBEN.
A BOUTIQUE OPTION. AKSARBEN.
A BOUTIQUE OPTION.
SOMETHING VISIT OMAHA SAYS THE A BOUTIQUE OPTION.
SOMETHING VISIT OMAHA SAYS THE A BOUTIQUE OPTION.
SOMETHING VISIT OMAHA SAYS THE
METRO NEEDS MORE OF. SOMETHING VISIT OMAHA SAYS THE
METRO NEEDS MORE OF. SOMETHING VISIT OMAHA SAYS THE
METRO NEEDS MORE OF.
DEVELOPER JOHN MOUNTJOY SAYS METRO NEEDS MORE OF.
DEVELOPER JOHN MOUNTJOY SAYS METRO NEEDS MORE OF.
DEVELOPER JOHN MOUNTJOY SAYS
THEY LOOK AT LOCATION MORE THAN DEVELOPER JOHN MOUNTJOY SAYS
THEY LOOK AT LOCATION MORE THAN DEVELOPER JOHN MOUNTJOY SAYS
THEY LOOK AT LOCATION MORE THAN
THE OVERALL OCCUPANCY RATE IN THEY LOOK AT LOCATION MORE THAN
THE OVERALL OCCUPANCY RATE IN THEY LOOK AT LOCATION MORE THAN
THE OVERALL OCCUPANCY RATE IN
THE METRO. THE OVERALL OCCUPANCY RATE IN
THE METRO. THE OVERALL OCCUPANCY RATE IN
THE METRO.
>>OUR OCCUPANCY HERE IS IN THE THE METRO.
>>OUR OCCUPANCY HERE IS IN THE THE METRO.
>>OUR OCCUPANCY HERE IS IN THE
HIGH 70′ THE METRO.
>>OUR OCCUPANCY HERE IS IN THE
HIGH 70’S.>>OUR OCCUPANCY HERE IS IN THE
HIGH 70’S.>>OUR OCCUPANCY HERE IS IN THE
HIGH 70’S.
REPORTER: WITH THE NEW HDR HIGH 70’S.
REPORTER: WITH THE NEW HDR HIGH 70’S.
REPORTER: WITH THE NEW HDR
HEADQUARTERS ALONG WITH PACIFIC REPORTER: WITH THE NEW HDR
HEADQUARTERS ALONG WITH PACIFIC REPORTER: WITH THE NEW HDR
HEADQUARTERS ALONG WITH PACIFIC
LIFE AND BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD HEADQUARTERS ALONG WITH PACIFIC
LIFE AND BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD HEADQUARTERS ALONG WITH PACIFIC
LIFE AND BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD
OFFICES AND THE HUSTLE AND LIFE AND BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD
OFFICES AND THE HUSTLE AND LIFE AND BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD
OFFICES AND THE HUSTLE AND
BUSTLE OF A COLLEGE CAMPUS OFFICES AND THE HUSTLE AND
BUSTLE OF A COLLEGE CAMPUS OFFICES AND THE HUSTLE AND
BUSTLE OF A COLLEGE CAMPUS
MOUNTJOY SAYS THERE’ OFFICES AND THE HUSTLE AND
BUSTLE OF A COLLEGE CAMPUS
MOUNTJOY SAYS THERE’S DEMAND. BUSTLE OF A COLLEGE CAMPUS
MOUNTJOY SAYS THERE’S DEMAND. BUSTLE OF A COLLEGE CAMPUS
MOUNTJOY SAYS THERE’S DEMAND.
>>THERE’ BUSTLE OF A COLLEGE CAMPUS
MOUNTJOY SAYS THERE’S DEMAND.
>>THERE’ S JUST A LOT OF MOUNTJOY SAYS THERE’S DEMAND.
>>THERE’ S JUST A LOT OF MOUNTJOY SAYS THERE’S DEMAND.
>>THERE’ S JUST A LOT OF
CORPORATE, A LOT OF UNO TYPE>>THERE’ S JUST A LOT OF
CORPORATE, A LOT OF UNO TYPE>>THERE’ S JUST A LOT OF
CORPORATE, A LOT OF UNO TYPE
BUSINESS IN THIS LITTLE AREA. CORPORATE, A LOT OF UNO TYPE
BUSINESS IN THIS LITTLE AREA. CORPORATE, A LOT OF UNO TYPE
BUSINESS IN THIS LITTLE AREA.
REPORTER: TO GIVE YOU AN EXAMPLE BUSINESS IN THIS LITTLE AREA.
REPORTER: TO GIVE YOU AN EXAMPLE BUSINESS IN THIS LITTLE AREA.
REPORTER: TO GIVE YOU AN EXAMPLE
OF THE TOURISM GROWTH IN THE REPORTER: TO GIVE YOU AN EXAMPLE
OF THE TOURISM GROWTH IN THE REPORTER: TO GIVE YOU AN EXAMPLE
OF THE TOURISM GROWTH IN THE
METRO, EVEN WITH BIG DEMAND FOR OF THE TOURISM GROWTH IN THE
METRO, EVEN WITH BIG DEMAND FOR OF THE TOURISM GROWTH IN THE
METRO, EVEN WITH BIG DEMAND FOR
HOTELS AFTER THE SWIM TRIALS IN METRO, EVEN WITH BIG DEMAND FOR
HOTELS AFTER THE SWIM TRIALS IN METRO, EVEN WITH BIG DEMAND FOR
HOTELS AFTER THE SWIM TRIALS IN
2016, THEY SAW HOTEL STAYS GO UP HOTELS AFTER THE SWIM TRIALS IN
2016, THEY SAW HOTEL STAYS GO UP HOTELS AFTER THE SWIM TRIALS IN
2016, THEY SAW HOTEL STAYS GO UP
IN 2017. 2016, THEY SAW HOTEL STAYS GO UP
IN 2017. 2016, THEY SAW HOTEL STAYS GO UP
IN 2017.
HE SAYS THERE’ 2016, THEY SAW HOTEL STAYS GO UP
IN 2017.
HE SAYS THERE’S GROW

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