Niagara Falls Tourism

Niagara Falls Tourism

April 21, 2008 00:01 ET

Niagara Falls Hotels, Attractions, and More Honored at Niagara Falls Tourism's 2008 Misty Awards

Niagara Falls, Ontario Tourism Organization Honors Niagara Falls' Travel Industry

NIAGARA FALLS, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 21, 2008) - From Niagara Falls hotels and restaurants to local tourism leaders, Niagara Falls Tourism's 2008 Misty Awards celebrated the destination's travel industry, giving out over 25 awards at the annual ceremony on Thursday, April 10th, 2008. The Misty Awards honor individuals and businesses that have made significant contributions to the Niagara Falls Tourism industry-those whose efforts not only generate more awareness of Niagara vacations and conferences but also me the visitor experience the best it can be.

Seventeen awards were presented to exceptional tourism-related businesses in Niagara. A number of Niagara Falls restaurants received awards including: The Keg Fallsview (Formal/Fine - Franchise), Terrapin Grill and Carpaccio Restaurant (Formal/Fine - Independent), Boston Pizza Clifton Hill (Casual/Family - Franchise), Betty's Restaurant (Casual/Family - Independent) and Tim Horton's Clifton Hill (Fast Food). Among the award recipients in the category of Niagara Falls attractions were Greg Frewin Theatre for Arts/Culture attraction, Nightmares for Novelty Museum, Bird Kingdom-Niagara Falls Aviary for Mid-size attraction, and Fallsview Casino Resort for Major Attraction.

Niagara Falls hotels were awarded based on rating including: Embassy Suites Fallsview (Four Diamond), Americana Conference Resort and Spa (Three Diamond), America's Best Value Chalet Inn & Suites (Two Diamond), Trillium (Niagara bed-and-breakfast), and Yogi Bear's Jellystone Campark (Campground). Additional awards were given for Merchant of the Year went to Rossi Glass; Winery of the year to Chateau de Charmes, and Niagara Falls Golf Course of the Year to Thundering Waters Golf Club.

In addition to Niagara restaurants, attractions and accommodations, the Misty Awards highest honors include the Lifetime Achievement and Grand Misty, among others. This year's Lifetime Achievement Awards were presented to Robin Main of the Niagara Parks Commission, Mary Roberts of Ripley's Believe or Not, and Fred Taylor, In Memoriam. Len Cade, co-owner of the Best Western Cairn Croft, received the 2008 Grand Misty, given to the person who best promotes tourism in Niagara Falls. Plaques for Progressive Development, which recognizes the establishment that best promotes tourism in Niagara Falls, were given to HOCO, LTD., Winter Festival of Lights, Sterling Inn and Spa, and the Niagara Civic and Convention Centre. The Murie Misty was received by Nancy Edit of the Niagara Falls Review; the Community Achievement Award honored Jim Diodati; and the Stella Howlett Hospitality Award honored Dino Fazio of the Winter Festival of Lights.

For more information about the 2008 Misty Awards, Niagara Falls hotels, attractions, vacation planning and more, visit www.niagarafallstourism.com or call 905-356-6061.

About Niagara Falls Tourism:

Niagara Falls Tourism (Visitor and Convention Bureau) is the official tourism marketing organization of Niagara Falls, Canada. Niagara Falls, Canada borders Niagara Falls, New York within 20 miles of the Buffalo Airport and within 55 miles of the city of Toronto. Niagara Falls Tourism has recently launched the new www.niagarafallstourism.com website with interactive features such as Falls TV, a Niagara Falls Blog at blog.niagarafalls.travel, and Niagara Falls photo submissions.

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