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    Kicking off tourism season Friday

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Tourism officials in Niagara are expecting another solid tourism season as Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary.

    Jackie Phillip, manager of the two Ontario travel information centres in Niagara, said she has talked to a few tourism officials who expect to see business increase between 10 and 20 per cent.

    “If we get a 10 per cent increase across the board I’d be thrilled and I think with Canada’s and Ontario’s 150th, and with the US dollar the way it is and with the internationals that are travelling, I think we can do it,” she said.

    Another record season on the river

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Hornblower has set another record as it nears the end of its third season on the Niagara River.

    The boat-cruise company expects to reach more than 2.2-million passengers when its 2016 season wraps up Sunday.

    That’s up from 1.8 million last year and 1.6 million during its inaugural season in 2014.

    “It’s been an absolutely phenomenal increase year over year,” said Mory DiMaurizio, general manager of Hornblower Niagara Cruises.

    Niagara Falls tourism enjoys “record summer,” leaders face off-season challenge

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    From WBFO.org:

    Niagara Falls enjoyed a record summer for tourism, according to local tourism leaders. The Niagara USA Official Visitors Center reports assisting more than 103,000 guests during the summer of 2016. The Center estimates that to be a 16 percent increase from the previous summer tourist season.

    Changes that helped boost the local tourist trade this year include the introduction of a trolley service that linked users to more than a dozen destinations along the Niagara River.

    “We’ve done something great, as far as the trolleys, because we’re bringing patrons from downtown Niagara Falls, throughout all the other attractions all the way up to Fort Niagara,” said State Assemblyman John Ceretto during an appearance at the Aquarium of Niagara Wednesday. “But this is at the cusp. We’ve got to continue moving forward.”

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