Published on : Friday, October 20, 2017
Visit Buffalo Niagara organized a business summit with a tour of Harbor Center, Canalside, the downtown medical campus, the Hotel Henry, the Darwin Martin Complex, and various other sites along the way that enlightens the tourism approach.
The officials met with local leaders and tourism leaders to give a review of all they saw and some feedback about what could be improved for the promotion of the place as the tourism destination.
Patrick Kaler the President of Visit Buffalo Niagara hoped that they would use their resources to help promote Buffalo. Buffalo is a city located on the coastal shores of Lake Erie in upstate New York. This city is popular for the contemporary arts, history, culture and art deco architecture, which remind the industrial culture.
The President of Visit Buffalo Niagara also said that the guests visiting Buffalo can spread the word about the destination’s exciting resurgence to their networks across the United States.
All of the visiting professionals had a number of complimentary things to say about the city. There was agreement that the city’s rebirth, as well as it’s cultural, historical, and architectural aspects, are a huge draw to the area. Buffalo got glowing reviews for being a walk able city, giving visitors easy admittance to and from hotels, eateries, and cultural entertainment.
The medical tourism in Buffalo helps to put itself in a better position to host medical conventions and training sessions.
Harry Schmidt, President and CEO of the Religious Conference Management Association, tells that the city has in the works, such as the projected late-2018 opening of the Explore and More Children’s Museum at Canalside, and the promise of more hotels in the area.
Patricia Rojas-Ungar, Vice President of Public Affairs of the US Travel Association, adds that amplified contributions along the water’s edge make Buffalo extremely attractive to traveling families both nationally and aboard. Almost all of the tourism leaders seemed to be on the same page about the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center taking in a serious decision. They believe, in order to bring bigger events and meetings to the downtown area, that improvement should be a priority.
Patrick Kaler also noted that the Buffalo Niagara International Airport also came up as area that needs improvement. Al Kidd, President and CEO of the National Associations of Sports Commissions shares in boosting the local cultural tourism numbers by development of amateur sports facilities.
The participants in the travel trade summit were eager to know about the facilities in Harbor Center, but Kidd believes the nearby area could be doing much more to woo tournament sports which are gaining popularity like paralympic games, soccer, lacrosse, and women’s rugby.