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The Traveling Camera: Niagra Falls

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From The Source Weekly (including a nice picture):

Niagara Falls is one of those places where you can forget its beauty because the falls are surrounded by cheesy attractions in Canada and by rather squalid urban areas on the American side. But the falls are still impressive.

Falls tourists treated to free trolley

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From WIVB Channel 4 in Buffalo:

Tourists can enjoy free trolley rides in Niagara Falls – starting today.

The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority is providing the service to visitors at participating hotels.

The service runs via the Niagara Falls Blvd. and Pine Avenue bus route. Service will be available only on weekends in may and from Thanksgiving weekend through the end of the year, but will be a seven day week service from June 1 to Oct. 31.

GO to Niagara Falls

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From GO Transit:

Our seasonal excursion train service between Niagara Falls and Toronto is starting up again!

In addition to our year-round bus service, passengers can take the train between Toronto and Niagara Falls starting Victoria Day weekend. The trains will be stopping at Union, Exhibition, Port Credit, Oakville, Burlington, St. Catharines and Niagara Falls stations.

For 2011, this service will run on the following weekends:

  • Victoria Day weekend (May 20–23, 2011)
  • June 24 – September 5, 2011
  • Thanksgiving weekend (October 7–10, 2011)

Explaining the U.S.-Canada hotel biz gap

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From Buffalo Business First:

The distance between Niagara Falls, N.Y., and Niagara Falls, Ont., can be measured in the 1,450-foot span of the Rainbow Bridge.

The distance between Niagara Falls, N.Y., and Niagara-on-the-Lake is about 10 miles. In the hotel industry, however, the differences are a world apart.

Unfortunately you need a subscription/membership in order to read the entire article. I don’t have one. It’s too bad, as the articles seems like it would be quite good.

Sleep Cheap charity nears $1-million mark

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

Ten local charities that are being helped this year from the Sleep Cheap Charities Reap fundraiser will be using their money for everything from funding new equipment at the Boys & Girls Club to upgrades to kitchen facilities at the Niagara Falls Community Outreach.

This year’s event generated $120,444.98, bringing the total amount raised in seven years to just over $830,000.

Mayor Jim Diodati, who has been the driving force behind the event, said members of the committee who have been working on this project are quite excited because they are closing in on the $1-million mark.

“Our goal will be to hit it next season. We have already started on coming up with some creative ideas so that we can add some elements of excitement so that we can hit the big mark.”

Falling for Niagara Falls in a big way

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From Canada.com:

Like Disneyland, Drumheller and a drive across Canada, Niagara Falls is one of those vacations on the familial bucket list.

Renowned for a century as the “Honeymoon Capital of the World,” Niagara Falls is today built for families, offering accommodations, attractions and package deals much more in tune with nuclear families than newlyweds. Sure, you’ll still catch sight of dewy-eyed, drenched lovebirds cooing to one another on the Maid of the Mist bow, but more often than not they’ll be surrounded by screaming and soaked kids and parents.

Hotels see rise in room occupancies

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From Buffalo Business First:

Hotel room occupancy rates continued to rise through the first quarter of the year, mirroring other local statistics and economic factors that show the hospitality industry is climbing out of its slump.

According to statistics compiled by Smith Travel Research of Nashville, the occupancy rate in… Niagara Falls, hotel occupancy increased 1.6 percent in March and 1.2 percent for the first quarter. Occupancy in the Cataract City was 41.7 percent this past March, up from 41 percent a year ago and for the January-to-March period, it was 36.9 percent, compared to 36.4 percent.

Radisson Hotel & Suites Fallsview Completes Full Hotel Renovation; Hotel’s New Look Inspired by Scenic Niagara Falls

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From a PR Web press release seen on Yahoo! News:

Buffalo Lodging Associates is proud to announce that renovations have been completed at the Radisson Hotel & Suites Fallsview located at 6733 Fallsview Boulevard in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.

The 232-room, 15-story Radisson Hotel & Suites Fallsview is steps from the new Scotiabank Convention Centre and is located within walking distance of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls, Fallsview Casino and Casino Niagara. The natural beauty of the Niagara region served as the inspiration for the hotel’s new design.

Gas leak forces Clifton Hill evacuation

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

Businesses on Clifton Hill in Niagara Falls had to be shut down and buildings evacuated after a four-inch natural gas line was severed by construction workers Thursday afternoon.

Firefighters, police and paramedics were called to the scene at about 4:15 p.m., and began to shut down the area to all vehicle and pedestrian traffic because of safety concerns.

“We have to keep the area clear. With something like this you always have a concern that gas could be leaking into one of the buildings,” said Doug Mann, platoon chief with the Niagara Falls Fire Department.

Things opened at around 8 pm…

Niagara Falls Hotel launches all-new website for Spring 2011

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From a Webwire press release:

Guests of the Comfort Inn Clifton Hill have high expectations of quality, style, service and satisfaction when they stay on Clifton Hill’s World Famous Street of Fun by the Falls. They can apply those same expectations to the hotel’s new website, which has been redesigned from the ground up, and offers a wide range of features and a stylish yet intuitive layout.

“Our goal from day one was to create an online experience built around our guests’ needs,” reflected Nicholas Tritchew, the website’s project manager. “We know that our guests want an ideal blend of simplicity, speed, usability, stylish design and function. After months of hard work and long hours, we’re confident that we’ve done more than meet our guests’ high expectations – we think we’ve exceeded them.”

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