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    Giving a Jet Boat ride to the world

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    From the Buffalo News:

    The future of one of the most famous boat rides in the world is very much in doubt as the Maid of the Mist teeters on the edge of extinction.

    But those who operate that “other” boat attraction on the lower Niagara River say their future is looking brighter — and not just because a mild winter means an early start to the season.

    Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours will celebrate its 20th anniversary this summer amid increasing popularity, especially on the U.S. side of the border.

    The attraction appears to be on the cusp of a change in how international tourism dollars are being spent, with Canada not necessarily the first choice anymore for visitors to Niagara Falls. Jet Boat owner John Kinney said he is taking full advantage of this, traveling around the globe selling his attraction to tour operators and promoting the region.

    Jet Boat season starts early

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    From Niagara This Week:

    It’s not only the plants and flowers that are getting a head start on the season.

    A mild winter and even balmier spring means an early start to the season for the Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours.

    The boats are scheduled to take to the water on April 19, one of the company’s earliest season starts ever.

    The April 19 date is almost two weeks ahead of the average start time for the tour season.

    Sizing up the job ‘opportunities’

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    There were about 40 businesses to choose from, but Tulliana Duiker had her heart set on three of them.

    “I’m actually looking at the convention centre, Marriott and the jet boat tours,” said the 19-year-old Niagara College student.

    “They’re all different, so I just want to see what I can get into.”

    Duiker was one of hundreds of Niagara College students who attended the annual Careers in Hospitality job fair at the Niagara-on-the-Lake campus Thursday.

    More than 40 tourism-related employers from across Canada set up booths and invited the college’s 1,500 students from the hospitality program to apply for various jobs.

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