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NTCC introduces program to connect visitors directly with Niagara USA attractions

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Tue, Apr 19th 2016 03:15 pm
Pooja Timbadia, visiting with her family from India, tests out the electric current demonstration at the Niagara Power Vista table. The NTCC invites local attractions to connect with guests inside the Niagara USA Official Visitor Center.
Pooja Timbadia, visiting with her family from India, tests out the electric current demonstration at the Niagara Power Vista table. The NTCC invites local attractions to connect with guests inside the Niagara USA Official Visitor Center.

The Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. announced this week the introduction of a new program at the Niagara USA Official Visitor Center on Rainbow Boulevard in downtown Niagara Falls. The Visitor Connection program invites local attractions, wineries, tour companies and restaurants to send a representative to speak directly with visitors about their products and services as they look to plan their itineraries in Niagara USA.

There is no cost to participate and those who do are provided table setup on the main floor of the Visitor Center with an opportunity to offer samples, sell admission tickets or souvenirs, conduct a small demonstration of a product or handout any other business collateral.

NTCC President and CEO John Percy said, "Our Visitor Center saw record-breaking numbers in 2015. As a result, we felt this program was the perfect opportunity to offer a more interactive experience to our visitors this 2016 season. Quite often, our Visitor Center is the first stop travelers make when entering Niagara USA. This immediate interaction allows our partners to be one of the initial touchpoints with our visitors."

NTCC officials said the response from hospitality partners across Niagara County has been positive - and there are only a select number of dates still available to participate.

The program began the first week of April and, for the rest of this month, will take place on Fridays only. Beginning in May and continuing through October, it will run weekdays during regular Visitor Center hours. Those interested in participating can contact Tina Mt. Pleasant, Visitor Center manager, at 716-285-8600.

The NTCC's mission is to expand the economic prosperity of the Niagara USA communities by generating individual and group visitation. For more information, visit www.niagara-usa.com.

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