Bisons, hotels offer incentives for Canadians

Posted at 10:58 PM, Jan 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-21 07:01:29-05

Living in Buffalo, we’re used to seeing Canadians hop the border to see what we have to offer. Oftentimes, we will see more Ontario license plates than New York ones when parked at your favorite shopping mall.

But with the Canadian dollar weakening in the United States, many businesses and organizations are trying to keep their Canadian fan base, including the Buffalo Bisons.

“We’re going to do what we can to lessen the burden for Canadian fans,” said Michael Buczkowski, General Manager of the Buffalo Bisons. “We’re not going with the exchange rate, we’re going with 15 percent.”

Some local hotels are also offering incentives to entice Canadians to cross the border, despite the exchange rate. The Millennium Hotel near the Walden Galleria has a Canadian traveler’s special with 10 percent off its regular rate.

The Embassy Suites in downtown Buffalo is also offering a Canadian residence package.

Three hotels in West Seneca, including Staybridge Suites, Hampton Inn and Country Inn are also offering deals if Canadian’s book a reservation over the phone, and pay cash when they arrive.

Right now, the U.S. dollar is worth $1.45 in Canada.

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