Niagara jump-starts its tourism season

 Tuesday, May 3, 2022 

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For the tourism industry, the two summers for the previous years have been quite fierce but the easing of COVID-19 restrictions is however raising expectations to businesses that they will revive eventually.


To quote Kory Schuler, the executive director of the Niagara Area Chamber of Commerce, “The weather today has been a little off, but it’s not snowing so we’re happy. But Friday and Saturday there was a great turnout. A lot of people are excited to start getting out and doing things again so we’re excited to see what the season holds for us.”


To take snaps, people stopped by Niagara Falls all weekend long and go on the Maid of the Mist, as the attraction is open for the season now.


“I just graduated from college and we’re kind of like doing a trip to celebrate graduation,” said Terese Lujua, who visited the Maid of the Mist with her parents, who were visiting from Spain. “Have some fun and wanted to come see and enjoy the views.”


News 4 talked with tourists who had come from Spain and Ireland along with people who stopped by for the weekend from Detroit and Michigan.


“They’ve been having fun. Its all new to them so they’ve been having a nice time,” said Michael Green, who came from Detroit to see the falls.


“It’s very beautiful. Spectacular,” said Joey Edwards and Katie Ball, came from Ireland. “The water. The talent. There’s a lot of history here. We come from an area surrounded by water so naturally we’re attracted to it.”


“We’re seeing people coming from all over. It’s been several years that we’ve had restrictions and not that COVID’s not still a thing but I think people are ready to get back to normal and one of those things is taking a vacation,” Schuler said.

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