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Niagara Falls trolley service starts today (this past Friday)

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From WIVB Channel 4 in Buffalo:

The Niagara Falls Trolley will begin service to guests staying in participating Niagara Falls hotels and motels starting today.

Metro’s Niagara Falls Trolley buses serve Niagara Falls Boulevard, Pine Avenue, Niagara Falls International Airport and downtown Niagara Falls, USA.

Trolley stop signs along the route indicate where riders can board a Metro trolley. Trolley stops in downtown Niagara Falls are located at the Aquarium of Niagara Falls, Seneca Niagara Casino, and Tony Roma’s Restaurant. Service will also be provided to hotels and shops along Third Street, Rainbow Boulevard, and Buffalo Avenue.

Niagara Falls tourism fee called ‘ridiculous’ as some businesses make it mandatory

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From CBC News:

Every year, millions of people flock to Niagara Falls, Ont., shelling out hundreds of dollars for hotels, restaurants and attractions clustered around the towering falls. But at some businesses, visitors are finding a contentious tourism fee is now a mandatory part of their bill.

CBC’s Marketplace, which has looked into the tourism fee before, returned to Niagara Falls with hidden cameras in January to see how things have changed after receiving dozens of complaints from consumers about the fee.

Sleep Cheap raises $142K for Niagara groups

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

This past Sleep Cheap Charities Reap event raised $142,349. Read More…

Sleep Cheap reservations start Friday

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

Reservations for the 13th annual Sleep Cheap Charities Reap fundraiser can be made starting Friday at 8 a.m.

Sleep Cheap will run for five nights again this year — from Nov. 13-17.

During the event, many Niagara Falls hotels offer rooms to Niagara residents only at discounted prices. The proceeds help select local charities. To date, more than $1.5 million has been raised.

Minimum donations for rooms remain the same as last year: $35 per night for a standard room, $45 for a Fallsview room, $65 for a whirlpool room, and $85 for a room with access to a waterpark.

Participating hotels can be found at sleepcheapcharitiesreap.com.

Buffalo area in midst of new hotel building boom

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From WIVB Channel 4 in Buffalo:

The Buffalo-Niagara Falls area is in the midst of a lodging industry boom, with more than two dozen new hotels expected to be built in the region over the next few years.

The Buffalo News reports that eight hotels are currently under construction, with as many as 18 others planned in suburban towns and the city of Niagara Falls.

Uncorking the economic potential of St. Catharines–Niagara Falls

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Here is an interesting article from Reed Construction Data about developments in the Niagara region:

For anyone who hasn’t visited Niagara Falls in a decade or so, the most astonishing initial sight is skyscrapers rising into the clouds to the east of the Queen Elizabeth Way.

The city has changed dramatically, with luxury high-rise hotels juxtaposed against the ground-hugging carnival attractions on Clifton Hill.
A trip to the region remains a delight for every age bracket.

Sleep Cheap Charities reap true to its name

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From Niagara This Week:

True to the name, charities did reap from an annual fundraiser that allows Niagara residents to take advantage of cut rate hotel rooms in Niagara Falls.

Niagara Falls Mayor Jim Diodati was busy Tuesday, handing out cheques to 18 different organizations who all shared in the $131,075 raised by 2013’s 10th annual Sleep Cheap Charities Reap event, which took place from Nov. 10 to 14. In total, 23 Niagara Inns and Hotels took part. In addition several attraction including the Skylon Tower, Bird Kingdom and Greg Frewin Theatre also took part, offering discounts on admission.

$149 Falls Side Gourmet Getaway w/ breakfast

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Last week I received a newsletter from Niagara Hospitality Hotels, the operator of The Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls. The newsletter looks to be pretty much the same as the last one

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To subscribe to the newsletter, click on the Email Deals link on the main page of their site.

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