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    Tourism industry predicting a successful 2019 season

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    From Niagara This Week:

    While temperatures may still be quite chilly, tourism officials say the 2019 season is shaping up to be a hot one.

    “Niagara Falls is on the wish list of travellers from everywhere around the world,” said Niagara Falls Mayor Jim Diodati. “We are on track once again to have another record-breaking year for visitors coming to Niagara Falls.”

    “With an exchange rate that is still very favourable for our visitors from the U.S., we look forward to continuing to welcome them in strong numbers and to have a another massively successful season.”

    Niagara Falls’ Fallsview Indoor Waterpark a watery wonderland

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    From CANOE Travel:

    If you’re planning a family outing to an indoor waterpark this summer, why not go for the best and the biggest.

    The 1.2-hectare Fallsview Indoor Waterpark — North American’s largest and part of Falls Avenue Resorts — has been named Best Waterpark in Canada by TripAdvisor.

    “We’re very excited to have received a 2013 Travellers’ Choice Award from TripAdvisor,” said Sarah Vazquez, v-p of marketing for Falls Avenue Resorts.

    Chamber not on board with entry fees

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    It may be promoting “1 Less Trip” to the U.S., but the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce isn’t on board with Canadians paying an entry fee to visit their neighbours to the south.

    The U.S. is proposing a “land border crossing fee” to ease the country’s financial situation. The Department of Homeland Security’s 2014 budget calls for a study on the costs to collect a fee from vehicles and pedestrians crossing the border, and to complete it within nine months.

    The department’s secretary, Janet Napolitano, wrote in written testimony two weeks ago fees to support processing travellers haven’t been adjusted for more than 10 years and more customs officers are needed.

    Kithio Mwanzia, the chamber’s director of government relations, said a fee would “greatly impact” cross-border trading.

    10 Great Day Trips For Families

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    From Huffington Post Canada:

    Summer vacation is upon us and many families are planning their next great adventure. Excitement can be found close to home as our great nation boasts many amusement parks, natural wonders and exciting museums right on travellers’ doorsteps.

    Travelocity.ca suggests these 10 Great Canadian family trips that will help make 2011 the most memorable summer vacation.

    Niagara Falls is #2. There seems to be 12 places to visit, and they are only a day trip if you live near them.

    Hostels in Lisbon, Montreal, Niagara Falls win 9th annual Hoscar awards

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    From Yahoo! Canada News:

    The best hostels in the world are in Lisbon, according to voters for the annual Hoscar awards, who also singled out hostels in Montreal and Niagara Falls, Ont., as being the best in North America.

    Travellers House, located in the centre of Lisbon, was named best overall — praised in recent reviews posted to Hostelworld.com for its cleanliness, “super friendly staff” and welcoming atmosphere.

    Lisbon Lounge Hostel was in second place and the city’s similarly named Living Lounge Hostel was in third.

    Montreal Central, near the bars and cafes of that city’s Latin Quarter, was ranked the best hostel in North America, followed by ACBB Hostel Niagara in Niagara Falls, Ont., in second and USA Hostels San Francisco in third.

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