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    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.

    Niagara should be leader in province’s new tourism plan: Thomson

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Niagara Falls should be a leader in the province’s plan to build a stronger, more competitive tourism industry, says Niagara Falls Tourism chairman Wayne Thomson.

    “There’s no question that Niagara Falls is the logical leader in tourism,” he said. “While Niagara as a whole provides plenty of tourism opportunities, there are only two municipalities that really have anywhere near international appeal and those are Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the- Lake.”

    Under the plan, 13 tourism organizations will be established in regions across Ontario early in the new year. They will be responsible for working with tourism partners to enhance and grow each region’s tourism products and marketing activities.

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