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Senator Rob Ortt says his district will suffer economically due to Canadian border remaining closed

New York State Senator Rob Ortt expressed frustration over the U.S.’s decision to extend the closure of the border.

Ortt said the impact is going to have a negative impact on tourism in his district, especially with Niagara Falls.


Ortt went on to explain that Canada is able to benefit because New Yorkers are allowed there, but New York and other border locations that rely heavily on Canadian tourism will still have to suffer.

Visit Buffalo Niagara says that 35-45% of overall travel is from Canada.

Patrick Kaler, president of Visit Buffalo Niagara, said projections show that tourism won’t reach 2019 levels until 2022.



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