Niagara Gazette

Tourism

March 10, 2007

TOURISM: Trolley expansion pitched

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NIAGARA FALLS —

“I think it should go out to RFP. Every company, not only tour companies, but every charter company should have an opportunity to bid on that,” Nicholas said. “We would like the opportunity for more business, obviously. I think that’s only fair if it’s public money.”

O’Connor, who has three decades of experience in the Niagara Falls tourism industry, said she has been the sole driver in developing this proposal. She said she has visited other cities that run similar programs and has invested considerable time into developing her proposal.

“Why not Niagara Majestic?” O’Connor said. “I’m the one to offer a plan to come up with a public-private partnership. I invented this.”

She has given the presentation to other tourism leaders and believes that there are potential funding sources outside of the 1 percent hotel occupancy tax.

“I think we need to come up with creative ways to have buy-in from the community on this,” O’Connor said.

Contact Denise Jewell

at 282-2311, Ext. 2245.

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