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    What Influencers Won’t Tell You About These 8 Popular Getaway Spots In Ontario

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    From Narcity.com:

    Ontario is jam-packed with picturesque views and tourist destinations, many of which are super hyped up online. But there are things you should know before you visit these road trip spots to avoid disappointment.

    We’ve likely all been there; you see a photo on Instagram or a tourism website and plan a visit to a beautiful destination with an expectation in mind. Once you arrive though, you’re stuck in a situation that’s less than ideal.

    To prevent from happening, we’ve rounded up eight popular spots to visit in Ontario to share what social media influencers won’t tell you about them.

    WARMINGTON: Border-town officials want easier access for American tourists?

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    From the Toronto Sun:

    You can’t miss President Joe Biden at the top of Clifton Hill in Niagara Falls, but some Americans do.

    Something about a bureaucratic ArriveCan app, to be filled out ahead of time, asking for vaccine status, has slowed tourism down.

    “The tourism industry accounts for $105 billion in Canada, and 40,000 jobs are directly related to tourism here in Niagara,” Niagara Mayor Jim Diodati said Wednesday from Ottawa when he and other border-town mayors went to Parliament Hill to try to talk some sense in to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

    Parks to implement Chinese pay options

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    From Niagara This Week:

    Starting next month, Chinese visitors will have Chinese mobile payment options at Niagara Parks attractions.

    After a procurement process, OTT Pay Inc. was selected as the preferred vendor, catering to the emerging Chinese tourism market. The agreement was finalized with a signing ceremony on March 14.

    Once implemented, Niagara Parks will be able to accept the preferred payment methods used by Chinese travellers (WeChat Pay and Alipay) at its attractions, stores, restaurants and the renovated Table Rock Centre. It will also use the service to leverage marketing opportunities to the Chinese tourism market.

    Editorial: Niagara Falls has to seize the moment

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    From the Buffalo News:

    Lockport’s good news is a reminder of what Niagara Falls should be doing and isn’t. At least, not enough of it. It’s crazy that both Lockport and Niagara Falls, Ont., are able to move ahead on tourism development, but that on this bank of the international river, things can’t seem to happen very quickly.

    Niagara Falls attractions secure despite Toronto casino plans

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    From Multibriefs.com:

    After years of debate, a casino is coming to Toronto. Great Canadian Gaming Corp. and Brookfield Business Partners recently announced a partnership to upgrade the OLG Slots at Woodbine to a full casino and entertainment/hotel complex.

    With plans for a “city within a city” set to run on a 22-year lease, the development is causing concern among some who worry that it could steal some of Niagara Falls’ thunder. However, Niagara Falls’ tourism initiatives shouldn’t be counted out just yet — they have a few new offerings on the horizon.

    Discover the Discover Niagara Shuttle before it’s too late

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    From the Niagara Falls Reporter:

    Though the tourist season is still underway, the “Back to School” noises are echoing ever louder, heralding the approaching end of summer’s activities. One of the players in the tourism game is the Discover Niagara Shuttle, which will see its second season close, with lingering thoughts of whether it will see a third.

    Sara Capen, Executive Director of the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area and project manager responsible for the Discover Niagara Shuttle, remains optimistic, and hopeful.

    Downtown Wi-Fi program gets a boost from Destination Niagara

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    From the Niagara Gazette:

    Destination Niagara USA, the renamed tourism bureau of Niagara County, has thrown financial support behind a local push to install wireless Internet equipment on Old Falls Street.

    The Wi-Fi pilot program, which would allow up to 4,000 simultaneous users to access the web on their telephones, laptops and tablets, is being driven by the Niagara Global Tourism Institute.

    Destination Niagara’s board of directors approved a $50,000 allocation for the initiative over the next two budget years last week, according to Andrea Czopp, the organization’s director of communications.

    Niagara Falls is Working with Review Site ‘Yelp’ to Promote City

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    From WKBW Channel 7 in Buffalo:

    Destination Niagara USA recognizes the power of social media and says by connecting with the popular review site ‘Yelp,’ it will help local businesses and tourism in Niagara Falls. Destination Niagara USA is the marketing organization for Niagara Falls and Niagara County that promotes tourism.

    Strong tourism start despite surging dollar

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    A top Niagara Falls tourism official is not concerned about the Canadian dollar’s surge to US80 cents this week amid a weakened U.S. dollar and further signs of a strengthening Canadian economy.

    “I don’t think it’s enough to discourage anybody from coming,” said Wayne Thomson, chairman of Niagara Falls Tourism.

    “I think 20 cents on the dollar is really not bad. They’d prefer 30 cents on the dollar, 32 cents, but 20 cents on the dollar is a pretty substantial reduction on (Americans’) travelling (costs to Canada) … so I don’t think we’re in any kind of concern at this point.”

    Kicking off tourism season Friday

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Tourism officials in Niagara are expecting another solid tourism season as Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary.

    Jackie Phillip, manager of the two Ontario travel information centres in Niagara, said she has talked to a few tourism officials who expect to see business increase between 10 and 20 per cent.

    “If we get a 10 per cent increase across the board I’d be thrilled and I think with Canada’s and Ontario’s 150th, and with the US dollar the way it is and with the internationals that are travelling, I think we can do it,” she said.

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