NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WKBW) Just days after Nik Wallenda's historic walk across the face of the Horseshoe Falls, tourism officials report a big increase in the number of people requesting information about Niagara Falls.
"We have to continue that momentum and keep the excitement rolling," says John Percy, president of Niagara Tourism and Convention Corporation.
The Niagara Falls tourism agency printed 20,000 special bumper stickers to commemorate the historic walk - only 1000 remain.
"It shows you we had tens of thousands here on on the US side," adds Percy.
The Canadian side offered better viewing as Nik Wallenda made his way from Goat Island in New York State to Table Rock in Canada.
Some crowd estimates said as many as 125,000 spectators lined the park areas along the Niagara River gorge in Ontario.
The tightrope walk was broadcast on live TV around the globe, and it was reportedly one of of the most watched programs in recent years.
It is hoped that the worldwide publicity will help boost local tourism.
"This will be the gift that keeps on giving because people around the world, and in Asia, they don't make plans to come here three hours before. They plan three months or two years before," commented Niagara Falls, Ontario Mayor Jim Diodati.