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Tour operator blasts Falls tourism fee

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

A Toronto tour operator has blasted the city’s Destination Marketing Fee (DMF) in an e-mail forwarded to council members, saying it “damages the image of Niagara as a welcoming tourist destination.”

Jacob Stevens, owner of Tripsetter Inc., is angry that the fee – up to 10% at some hotels – is “unaccountable,” and makes the cost of visiting Niagara more prohibitive.

“By imposing an optional fee, (it) only stains the image of Niagara Falls and heightens the ‘tourist trap’ perception,” he wrote in a recent e-mail. “As a result, this can negatively influence one’s decision to visit or not.”

It reflects many of the same concerns shared on open forums like Trip Advisor, but when Stevens brought it up with a Niagara Falls Tourism member, he was told Trip Advisor is “fake news.”

Skip the trash, go for the real flash – the Falls

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From the Hamilton Spectator:

…It’s fashionable for grownups to dismiss Niagara Falls as a tourist trap and make fun of it as a cultural wasteland with cheap motels featuring heart-shaped Jacuzzis, high rise casinos with has-been entertainers, and gimmicks galore, including cheesy wax museums, rip-off arcades and a flying saucer restaurant.

It’s easy to forget there’s pure gold under all that razzle-dazzle…

Overrated Tourist Traps Around the World – Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls

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MSN Travel has a section on Overrated Tourist Traps Around the World, and mentions Clifton Hill (with a picture):

Niagara Falls is quite possibly one of the most beautiful natural wonders of the world. However, we are left to wonder why, exactly, the Clifton Hill strip exists within blocks from this breathtaking attraction…

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