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    World’s Worst Tourist Destinations

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    For some reason, the International Business Times thinks that Niagara Falls is one of the worst places to visit:

    Niagara Falls (Canada – U.S.A border)

    There was a time when the Niagara Falls was considered to be among the most romantic destinations in the world. However, along with the rapid growth in the tourism infrastructure of the region, the Niagara Falls suffered explicit commercialisation. The Canadian part of the spot is often criticised for several reasons. Waiting in customs queues and lack of parking facilities can be hassling for many tourists

    Deals on travel to Niagara Falls

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    From Canoe.ca:

    When temperatures drop in tourist destinations that are busiest in summer, prices do too. Take Niagara Falls, where lower hotel rates are available and there are some good deals on major attractions.

    The Niagara Falls Parks Commission has cut the price of its Niagara Magic Pass by up to 30%.

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    Focusing on fixing Falls State Park

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    From the Buffalo News:

    After years of neglect, one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations has the full attention of New York State.

    That means $25 million in much-needed improvements to Niagara Falls State Park, the oldest in the nation. It also signals, officials said, a return to the principles of Frederick Law Olmsted — who designed the park — and a pledge to never let it become neglected again.

    The new railings, repaved paths, restored plantings and repaired bridges come one year after the park was criticized by a New York Times travel writer and a nonprofit agency for its lack of maintenance and worn-out appearance.

    “Niagara Falls can’t look shabby,” State Parks Commissioner Rose Harvey said Tuesday at a news conference in the park. “It’s the most visible park in our state system, it’s the most popular, and we needed to address this issue.”

    50 Most Popular Tourist Destinations

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    I came across a cool “infographic” about the 50 most popular tourist destinations in the world. According to the information in the chart, Niagara Falls is the 6th most popular tourist destination in the world. It seems hard to believe, but that is what is shows (data from Forbes Traveler).

    Ripley’s owner still believes in the Falls

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    So what does the billionaire owner of Ripley Entertainment Inc. do when he’s in Niagara Falls?

    Believe it or not, Jim Pattison Jr. is just a regular tourist. He’ll visit Marineland, hit a winery, maybe check out the museums (he owns three of them, after all).

    But most of all, he takes in the falls themselves. It’s the one thing none of the other tourist destinations can offer.

    “Las Vegas is man-made, Orlando is man-made,” he says. “Niagara Falls is God-made. That’s what makes it different.”

    200 group-travel planners here to visit tourist sites

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    From the Buffalo News:

    The Buffalo Niagara region is rolling out the red carpet this week in an effort to persuade about 200 group-travel planners to come back within the next three to five years with busloads of travelers.

    The travel planners began arriving Tuesday at the Crowne Plaza Hotel to begin a whirlwind, three-day visit to tourist destinations in Niagara and Erie counties, and to meet with about 100 professional promoters representing local attractions, mainly in the Niagara Falls and Buffalo areas.

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