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Falls Avenue Hotels launch Winter Campaign with $250 in Niagara Falls Dining & Attractions Passes

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Along with the email newsletter, there was also a PR Web press release:

A Niagara Falls hotel getaway on Falls Avenue now features $250 in dining and attraction passes as part of the Holiday Magic on Falls Avenue Winter campaign. The popular offer features admission passes for attractions, dining and entertainment venues on the 20 acre Falls Avenue Hotel and Waterpark Complex which is located directly across from Niagara Falls in the heart of the tourist district.

Niagara Falls Blog Contest!

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In conjunction with, I am running a contents during this week. They offer a Niagara Falls Tour from Toronto that includes pick-up and return from all locations in Toronto, winery visit with wine tasting, Niagara-on-the-Lake visit, Maid of the Mist (seasonal) or Journey Behind the Falls admission, and free time in Niagara Falls. You can see full details of the tour on the web site.

So, what do you have to do to win this contest? I’d like you to submit a story to me on “Why I Love Niagara Falls” (the I isn’t me, it’s you). Why do you love Niagara Falls? Was there a special event that brought you here? How often have you come? Why do you keep coming back?

You have 1 week. I’ll remind you about it throughout this week, and by the end of next Monday, they need to be in. Then over the following few days I’ll post them on the site for others to read. Once they are all posted and I see some of the comments, I’ll announce a winner.

Now for the fine print…

  • The tour picks you up in Toronto. If you can’t make it to Toronto to go on the tour, then please let me know that. I’m certainly happy to still accept your write-up as to why you love Niagara Falls.
  • Please let me know whether or not I can post your name on the site. Let me know if I can share first, last, or both. Of course, the winner’s name and email address will be provided to No other information will be disclosed.
  • In case you are wondering, I am not getting anything from this interaction with The offered the prize, so I’m running a contest.

That’s about it… get writing! You can email me at

Parks commission has learned a thing or two from Clifton Hill


From the Niagara Falls Review:

If you’re checking out the new Rink at the Brink this weekend, you’ll have no trouble finding it. The Niagara Parks Commission’s new fence running the length of its Table Rock parking lot makes it impossible to miss it.

It turns visitors to the falls into cattle, herding them from the parking lot right into the gift shop of the new Niagara’s Fury attraction -and now, to the temporary rink area.

For locals who don’t regularly go into Queen Victoria Park, a visit to the new Winter Festival of Lights skating rink will be their introduction to the parks commission’s black, iron monster.

The new fence runs along the west side of the Niagara Parkway, from the Canadian Niagara Power building north to the new clock tower and walkway addition to the Table Rock building.

You don’t need an MBA in marketing to see what’s going on here. The parks commission appears to be funnelling everybody who parks in its lot right into its own ticket sales counter, gift shop and restaurants.

Rink ready to rock


From the Niagara Falls Review:

It won’t take long for the city’s newest ice rink to heat up.

A three-month battle of the bands competition starts next Thursday at Rink at the Brink, the new outdoor facility that opened near Table Rock Wednesday.

Rock the Ice Nights will run every Thursday until a champion is crowned Feb. 25, with several career-aiding prizes at stake.

“We went to all the schools in Niagara asking the kids, ‘What do you want to do? What would you like to see down at the Rink at the Brink?'” says Tina Myers, assistant manager of events with the Winter Festival of Lights. “The consensus was live music, food and prizes. So, that’s what we’re trying to do.”

You’ve Hit The Jackpot with our 1-Night Casino Package!

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Last Wednesday I received the latest email newsletter from the Marriott Niagara Falls Fallsview & Spa.


You can subscribe to the newsletter by clicking on the Special Email Offers link on the side of the Marriott Niagara Falls Fallsview & Spa main page.

Twitter updates for 2009-11-27

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Maid of the Mist under siege

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From the Tonawanda News:

An Atlanta businessman with eyes on the boat tour operation in Niagara Falls has filed a lawsuit in Albany in an effort to force state officials to allow his company to compete against the Maid of the Mist Corp.

William Windsor, whose son owns a tour-ticket company known as Alcatraz Media, announced on Wednesday he has taken legal action against New York State Parks, the Office of the state Comptroller, the attorney general, Gov. David Paterson, former state parks commissioner Ed Rutkowski and Maid of the Mist officials James and Christopher Glynn in an attempt to void the state’s boat service license with Maid of the Mist which has been offering trips on the river below Niagara Falls since 1846.

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