Their weeklong stay with relatives included stops at memorials outside the Jackson family home in Encino, Neverland Ranch and the Holmby Hills mansion where Jackson died.
“They say G.O.A.T. (greatest of all time). That’s Michael,” Sampson said. “That’s what this is about.”
While economists estimated tourism-related activities tied to the memorial service — hotel-room bookings, parking and visits to local restaurants and shops — could generate $4 million locally, the impact to Burbank has been minimal, business owners said.
Local hotels recorded no significant change in business because of the stream of tourists who have poured into the area for the memorial services.