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    Massive tourism convention eyes Niagara Falls

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    A premier international tourism conference could bring an extra $3 million to the Niagara Falls economy if the city is chosen to play host to the 39th annual Rendez-vous Canada convention in 2015.

    And while negotiations are still ongoing, all that is left to do is dot the I’s and cross the T’s on a contract said Greg Klassen, vice-president of marketing for the Canadian Tourism Commission, the organization responsible for running the multiple-day conference each year.

    Canada simply gives up competing for the American tourist

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    This isn’t directly Niagara Falls related, but in the tourism industry we definitely know what the article is talking about. We just don’t get the US visitors we used to.

    From the Toronto Star:

    Ottawa no longer wants to waste time and money trying to lure American tourists to the land of moose, mountains and Mounties.
    According to a new report, the U.S. has become one of Canada’s poorest performing tourism markets, and this country isn’t getting full value from expensive marketing campaigns aimed south of the border.
    U.S. visitors spent, on average, only $518 per trip to Canada last year, the lowest amount spent by an international visitor group. It was the third straight year of declines. By contrast, tourists from Brazil spent an average of $1,874 per trip.
    The Canadian Tourism Commission, in its 2012 annual report, released last week, describes its strategic plan to stop promoting Canada in poorly performing markets such as the U.S.

    Jimmy Kimmel Show making Niagara detour

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    The Jimmy Kimmel Show will be filming segments in Niagara Falls next week, but it’s still unclear whether Kimmel himself will be here.

    Robin Garrett, CEO of the Tourism Partnership of Niagara, said there’s no guarantee the popular ABC talk show host will appear, but “we are negotiating that as we speak.”

    But fans of Kimmel’s security guard sidekick Guillermo are in luck. The show is sending him to do humorous red carpet interviews during the Toronto International Film Festival, and from Sept. 12 to 15 he’ll make sporadic visits to Niagara Falls for segments to air next week.

    Luring the show to Niagara Falls was a joint effort between Tourism Toronto, Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership, Canadian Tourism Commission, Tourism Partnership of Niagara and Air Canada.

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