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    Garrett out as RTO boss

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    From Niagara This Week:

    Robin Garrett is no longer the chief executive of the Tourism Partnership of Niagara.

    The decision was a mutual one, said TPN chair Janice Thomson.

    “We had a conversation,” Thomson said. “It’s exactly as we said in the release.”

    Garrett confirmed Thomson’s assessment.

    Tourism’s not shrinking in the summer heat

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    The heat wave of 2012, which has had Niagara baking in 40°C heat on a number of days, hasn’t wilted the region’s summer tourism industry.

    Hotel occupancy rates in June for the region were up 7.8 % over the same time last year, according to the Tourism Partnership of Niagara.

    “It’s great to see that increase,” said Robin Garrett, CEO of the non-profit organization that works with tourism partners to promote and market Niagara as a premier destination for business and leisure travel.

    “From speaking with our industry partners, I’ve heard July numbers have been consistent with last year, maybe a little bit higher.”

    August is also expected to be a successful month, Garrett said.

    Jimmy Kimmel Show making Niagara detour

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    The Jimmy Kimmel Show will be filming segments in Niagara Falls next week, but it’s still unclear whether Kimmel himself will be here.

    Robin Garrett, CEO of the Tourism Partnership of Niagara, said there’s no guarantee the popular ABC talk show host will appear, but “we are negotiating that as we speak.”

    But fans of Kimmel’s security guard sidekick Guillermo are in luck. The show is sending him to do humorous red carpet interviews during the Toronto International Film Festival, and from Sept. 12 to 15 he’ll make sporadic visits to Niagara Falls for segments to air next week.

    Luring the show to Niagara Falls was a joint effort between Tourism Toronto, Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership, Canadian Tourism Commission, Tourism Partnership of Niagara and Air Canada.

    Tourism agency names first CEO

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    The head of a leading provincial tourism marketing agency has been named the first chief executive officer of a new Niagara tourism agency.

    Robin Garrett, president of the Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership, was appointed CEO of the Tourism Partnership of Niagara, the organization announced Monday.

    “It will be a very exciting opportunity,” Garrett said in an interview about her new role promoting Niagara’s tourism offerings. “It is know internationally. It really does have an opportunity to be a tourism powerhouse for the province and the country,” Garrett said.

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