Tag: Niagara Tourism and Convention Corporation

    Niagara County, tourism agency agree on three-year contract

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    From the Buffalo News:

    Niagara County and the Niagara Tourism and Convention Corp. have agreed in principle on a new three-year contract for the NTCC to continue as the county’s official tourism promotion agency.

    NTCC President John Percy said details remain to be negotiated, but the agreement staved off the June 18 expiration of the contract, which the county extended by only one year last year because of a dispute over the corporation’s performance.

    Tourism professionals to descend on Falls

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    From the Niagara Gazette:

    Niagara Falls will be host to the 2013 Empire State Tourism Conference.

    The sessions slated May 1 to 3 at the Conference Center Niagara Falls are expected to attract upward of 300 tourism professionals from across the state. In recent years the event has been held in Albany but the Niagara Tourism and Convention Corp. was awarded the bid for this year.

    Wallenda Impact on Niagara Falls Exceeds $3.3 Million

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    From WGRZ Channel 2 in Buffalo (includes video):

    According to a survey commissioned by the Niagara Tourism and Convention Corporation, the economic impact of Nik Wallenda’s walk across Niagara Falls was immense.

    Niagara University’s Hospitality Training and Research Center interviewed close to 600 people throughout Prospect Park and Old Falls Street.

    In the nine hours leading up to the walk, they asked about everything from how much money visitors spent, to how long they planned to stay. The total economic impact was $3.3 million.

    Wallenda isn’t alone on a tightrope in the Falls

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    From the Buffalo News:

    Canadian officials this month gave the final green-light to Nik Wallenda’s plan to wire-walk above Niagara Falls—and to turn the region into a worldwide media spectacle this summer.

    Now, Wallenda and officials on both sides of the border must work to make the grand event happen, and that means figuring out plenty of details before the dawn of summer.

    “All parties involved are going to have to come to the table collectively,” said John Percy, president and chief executive of the Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp.

    Niagara Falls Lures Honeymooners Again

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    From an EU News Network press release:

    Economic woes and an episode of the TV comedy “The Office” have lured honeymooners to the U.S. and Canadian sides of Niagara Falls, experts say.

    Kate Scaglione, a spokeswoman for the Niagara Tourism and Convention Corporation, told CNN the number of hits on the wedding section of its Web site went up 83 percent the day after Jim and Pam married on “The Office.”

    Some honeymooners have said Niagara lured them because they could avoid the expense of flying. The area has a retro charm, Rebecca Dolgin of TheKnot.com, said.

    The Falls have lured newlyweds since the early 19th century when Aaron Burr’s daughter spent her honeymoon there. In the 1950s and 1960s, the region billed itself as “the honeymoon capital of the world.”

    Consultant brought back to refocus marketing strategy for city’s tourism

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    From the Buffalo News:

    The Niagara Tourism and Convention Corp. has brought back a consultant who helped start the agency six years ago to refocus its marketing strategy for the future.

    The strategic marketing plan will attempt to pin down exactly who visits Niagara Falls and what markets should be pursued, corporation President John Percy said Monday.

    It will be the first time the agency has undertaken a full review of its marketing plan by an outside consultant since it started.

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