Tourism’s not shrinking in the summer heat
From the Niagara Falls Review:
The heat wave of 2012, which has had Niagara baking in 40°C heat on a number of days, hasn’t wilted the region’s summer tourism industry.
Hotel occupancy rates in June for the region were up 7.8 % over the same time last year, according to the Tourism Partnership of Niagara.
“It’s great to see that increase,” said Robin Garrett, CEO of the non-profit organization that works with tourism partners to promote and market Niagara as a premier destination for business and leisure travel.
“From speaking with our industry partners, I’ve heard July numbers have been consistent with last year, maybe a little bit higher.”
August is also expected to be a successful month, Garrett said.