Tourism officials set sights on U.S. visitors

From Niagara This Week: With a sinking loonie, the playing field has tilted slightly toward tourism operators on the Canadian side of the border. As of Tuesday, the dollar was trading a little more than 90 cents (.0902) against the US greenback, and tourism officials in Niagara Falls said they’re ready to take advantage. “Since…

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Skip the trash, go for the real flash – the Falls

From the Hamilton Spectator: …It’s fashionable for grownups to dismiss Niagara Falls as a tourist trap and make fun of it as a cultural wasteland with cheap motels featuring heart-shaped Jacuzzis, high rise casinos with has-been entertainers, and gimmicks galore, including cheesy wax museums, rip-off arcades and a flying saucer restaurant. It’s easy to forget…

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OLGC makes 1Q payment to Niagara Falls

From Buffalo Business First: Using a year-old revised formula, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. has made a $6.715 million (Canadian) revenue payment to the city of Niagara Falls, Ont. The OLGC’s first quarter ended on June 30. The payment is based on the city’s share of first quarter revenues generated from Casino Niagara and…

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