Pinner becomes winner in tourism contest

Niagara Falls, N.Y. - Visiting Niagara Falls USA was something Lisa Powers and her family did because it was "in their backyard" and when she began dating her now husband they would frequently visit. She always wanted to see it again, but never got the chance - until now.


Powers, of Williamson, N.Y. (outside of Rochester) is the winner of Niagara Tourism & Convention Corporation's (NTCC) "Pin & Win: A Perfect Day in Niagara USA" contest for a romantic getaway in Niagara USA.

She entered the contest after stumbling upon it, browsing through Pinterest. "We've always wanted to see Niagara Falls USA because there is so much to do there," Powers said. "I am very excited and cannot wait to enjoy this perfect day with him."

Throughout February, pinners needed to follow Niagara Falls USA on Pinterest ( and create an "A Perfect Day in Niagara USA" board. Then submit their entry via Facebook/niagarafallsusa. Powers was chosen on the basis of creativity, positive representation of Niagara USA and its uniqueness.

Powers board included 10 of her favorite attractions, including the Niagara Aerospace Museum, Old Fort Niagara, Niagara Gorge Discovery Center, Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA, Cave of the Winds, Observation Tower Deck, Rainbow Air, Inc.; Twist O' the Mist, Aquarium of Niagara, Red Coach Inn, Maid of the Mist, Whirlpool Jet Boat Tour, and Top of the Falls restaurant.

In addition to her "perfect day" Powers will also receive a $250 Visa Gift Card.

"Utilizing Pinterest this winter expanded our visibility. Hundreds of potential visitors created their ‘perfect day in Niagara USA' boards, and we hope they all make them come true this year," said John Percy, NTCC CEO & president. "We look forward to welcoming Lisa Powers and her husband, and seeing her vision become a reality."

The mission of the Niagara Tourism & Convention Corporation (NTCC) is to expand the economic prosperity of the Niagara USA communities by generating individual and group visitation. For more information, visit

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