Niagara Global Tourism Institute

U.S. CBP Photography

Local border expert Patrick Whalen is in Ottawa Monday for the Canadian session of the Canadian-American Border Trade Alliance. The board member is among the group's representatives pushing for simpler trade and passage across the 4,000-mile-long U.S.-Canada border.

Citizens for Regional Transit

Improving Amtrak passenger train service into and out of this region is almost as important as improving the connecting Metro Rail service. That from a meeting Tuesday night sponsored by Citizens for Regional Transit.


Google Maps

An organization that fosters public-private partnerships to enhance tourism in the City of Niagara Falls envisions the conversion of long-abandoned buildings at a high-traffic intersection into a mix of residential and business incubation space. The developer designated to rework numerous plots along Niagara Street is awaiting word whether they'll be granted tax breaks that will help the Niagara Global Tourism Institute realize its vision.


disneyinstitute.com

Niagara University will host a one-day professional development course in downtown Niagara Falls next month, featuring one of the biggest names in the entertainment and leisure business. Local organizers hope that once the name attracts participants, those guests will also get a look at the Cataract City's assets.


Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Many tourists visiting Niagara Falls, New York discover that while they're standing on U.S. soil, their smartphone signals are bouncing off Canadian towers, subjecting them to roaming charges. By this fall, leaders on this side of the border believe they'll solve the problem.


Chris Caya WBFO News

The transformation that TM Montante Development is planning for a prime piece of real estate in downtown Niagara Falls includes a partnership with Niagara University. Most of the commercial space will be dedicated incubator space for NU's Niagara Global Tourism Institute.

WBFO News File Photo

The former chief operating officer of the Buffalo-Niagara Medical Campus is now working to boost Niagara Falls. The Niagara Global Tourism Institute has tapped Patrick Whalen as its interim director.