Source: The Seattle Times
On November 14, 2003 The Seattle Times reported on a new, and unexpected, tourist phenomenon currently underway in Houston, TX. "Neighborhoods Alive: Houston's Multicultural Tour",' is "intended to showcase the city's rich ethnic and artistic heritage. It allows visitors to glimpse a different side of this city where 90 languages are spoken — a cultural cornucopia that's been largely ignored as a tourist draw, in favor of sure-fire attractions such as NASA and the glitzy Galleria Mall. And the tours, organized through the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau, aren't just for tourists. They're also intended for longtime residents... who want to learn about their city's diversity but are daunted to do so on their own."