Author: Graham

Niagara Fallsview Boulevard: Where the Party’s At This Summer in Niagara Falls

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From a PRWeb press release seen on Yahoo! News:

With a little glitz and a lot of live music and entertainment, Niagara Fallsview Boulevard is the most happening place in Niagara Falls, Ontario this summer. Just 500 yard from the Canadian Horseshoe Falls, Fallsview Boulevard features the newest Niagara Falls Ontario hotels; the Las Vegas-style Fallsview Casino Resort; and a wide variety of restaurants and bars unique to Niagara Falls.

By day, there is no shortage of thrills in the Fallsview Boulevard area with such popular Niagara Falls attractions as Skylon Tower, with a revolving restaurant at the top, among other entertainment; Niagara Falls Freefall; Konica Minolta Tower; and the IMAX Theatre, which includes the Daredevil’s Museum, home to actual barrels in which people have gone over the Falls.

Twitter updates for 2009-07-24

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  • Has anyone been to the @Hilton_Niagara new restaurants, Wild Wing (opened this week) or the new Dave & Buster's? Is the food any good? #
  • RT @Hilton_Niagara: The Globe and Mail- Go Train Travelers coming 2 Niagara shouldn't worry about Via Rail strike #
  • With people everywhere taking pictures, and me walking around the tourist area each day, I wonder how many pictures/videos I've been in? #

Crazy weather so far this year


This picture was taken from the same spot in front of the Niagara Parks Police building, and the pictures weren’t touched up at all. One picture was taken facing west, and one facing east. This has been what the weather has been like so far this year. Partly sunny and partly cloudy. The one direction looks like a beautiful day. The other direction looks ominous.



Passport regulation complicates already low American travel to Canada



David Tetrault has noticed a 50 per cent drop in business at his bed and breakfast in Niagara Falls, Ont., this year and he estimates a chunk of that is the result of new passport regulations at the Canada-U.S. border.

“Our business is probably 30 per cent less just because of the passport issue alone,” says Tetrault, owner of the Niagara Inn Bed and Breakfast.

“We had people who came in May who said, ‘Oh we’re not planning to get one (passport), so we’re coming now.’ ”

It’s a trend that tourism operators say they have also experienced.

Hilton Would Like To Make A Suggestion

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This isn’t directly Niagara Falls-related, but given how active the Hilton in Niagara Falls is on Twitter, I thought it was a relevant article.

From Hotels Magazine:

In the past couple months, Hilton Hotels Corp. has quietly begun experimenting with one of the most aggressive hotel marketing strategies on Twitter.

Hilton was actually relatively late to the Twitter game, only really jumping into the fray last month. But the company’s main Twitter handle, @hiltonsuggests, is now taking a tweet tack quite different than most of its industry rivals—one that I think may ultimately become the standard operating model, or at least one version of it.

Rather than waiting for would-be guests to come to them, @hiltonsuggests is taking a remarkably proactive approach to Twitter marketing.

Meet Dave, Niagara’s tiniest tourist

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From Niagara This Week:

He’s a little less than 30 cm tall, cute as a button and cuddly as a kitten.

And he sure gets around.

Dave Phillips-Jackson, a Teddy bear from Wales, has been taken to tourist sites all throughout England. His owner, Alison Phillips, sent him through the mail to a friend in Sweden. And for the last few weeks, he’s been in Niagara, where Phillips’ Facebook friend Mary Jane Baker, has shown him what it is like in Canada: taking him furniture shopping, taking him to the bank, and letting him supervise a backyard construction project.

The picture in the paper was of the teddy bear in front of the Falls. I can’t believe this was considered news…

Canada’s Tallest Hotel Tower Changes Niagara Falls’ Skyline Forever

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From a PRNewswire press release seen on Yahoo! Finance:

The Hilton Hotel & Suites began its transformation to become the tallest hotel tower in Canada in January 2007. Now the largest resort in Niagara Falls, it boasts over 1,000 hotel rooms and suites, including two spectacular Presidential Suites on the 52nd Floor. Each elegantly appointed 2-bedroom suite features a sitting room with a fireplace, magnificent city or falls views and wireless technology.

The piece goes on to talk about the restaurants. I’d love to try them!

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