Tourism boosts Niagara Falls businesses in 2015 season

Perry Jost saw the boost tourists brought Niagara Falls this summer just by looking down the street from his four-bedroom bed-and-breakfast.

Parked cars lined both sides of Buffalo Avenue every weekend, not just holiday weekends.

More guests at Jost’s Elizabeth House Bed Breakfast stayed two or three days as opposed to just one night, a spike over previous years.

“It was fantastic,” he said of the summer tourist season.

Niagara Falls is a world-famous tourist destination, although it’s long been a symbol for the economic demise of the region and has faced decades of its own financial struggles.

But talk to many business owners,

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