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Tourism Group Promotes Buffalo as Shopping Destination

By Mark Scott

Buffalo, NY – Local tourism officials are hoping to attract more out-of-town holiday shoppers this season. The Buffalo-Niagara Convention and Visitors Bureau is offering special packages that include a hotel stay and discount vouchers at area shopping malls.

Four areas malls -- Boulevard, Eastern Hills, McKinley and the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls are participating as well as 18 local hotels. The CVB's Tourism Manager Leah Mueller says they're targeting residents of Southern Ontario.

Mueller says the shopping packages were offered for the first time last year. She say about 500 were sold and that they're optimistic of exceeding that number this year.

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