Falls important for Ontario tourism: Minister

From the Niagara Falls Review:

As Michael Chan met with several of Niagara’s tourism officials this week, he said one thing became abundantly clear.

“I think the Niagara region is in a really good position moving forward. I’m very hopeful for the future of tourism in the area,” Ontario’s tourism minister told The Niagara Falls Review during his day-long tour of the peninsula Wednesday.

While mayors, economic development officers and others with a stake in the local industry continue to raise concerns about the economy, currency exchange fluctuations and border-related challenges, bright lights can be seen on the horizon, Chan said.

Construction of the Niagara Convention and Civic Centre in Niagara Falls, a motor speedway proposal in Fort Erie and the formation of a regional tourism organization will put the area in good stead come the future, he said.

One thought on “Falls important for Ontario tourism: Minister

  1. It was just announced today that Ontario is updating alcohol laws. This means all those unnecessary barriers for events and festivals are eliminated so we can enjoy our summer weather even more! This will improve tourism and local economies, especially in Niagara.
    – Festivals don’t need beer tents anymore, people can walk around freely through the event
    – Restaurants and bar servers can take drinks on public sidewalks to patios
    – Events such as fundraisers and weddings can serve alcohol for an extra hour until 2am
    – All-inclusive vacation packages can now be sold in Ontario
    – Business owners can give a complimentary drink to customers when celebrating a special occasion like an anniversary

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