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Explore Hopi – Insights into Ancient Culture

Like a young corn plant sprouting from an ancient mesa, Explore Hopi is growing, thriving and showing plenty of promise. This Hopi-owned and operated cultural tourism program’s roots spring from the Hopi Tribe’s intention to make sure Explore Hopi boosts economic development for the Hopi and Tewa people. “It was designed to help the people […]

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Commemorating New National Historic Landmark

The National Park Service (NPS) today announced plans to dedicate one of the nation’s newest National Historic Landmarks, the 1956 Grand Canyon TWA-United Airlines Aviation Accident Site in Grand Canyon National Park. This site commemorates a horrific airline collision over the Grand Canyon in 1956.   On Tuesday, July 8 at 10 a.m. a public dedication ceremony […]

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Offroad Events Planned for Summer

Arizona Offroad Promotions is hosting an Off-Road Race for Motorcycles-ATV;s – UTV’s in St. Johns Arizona July 5, 2014, this race will take place downtown and racing loops out at Blue Hills area. Everyone is welcome to race or spectate. This is the first time ever there has been an Off-Road race at this location. […]

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Hospitality Professionals Driving Tourism

Route 66 is one of the most iconic roads in the United States. Consisting of a total of 2,448 miles and covering 375 miles in the state of Arizona, the highway passes directly through downtown Flagstaff. The historic town and college community is home to shops, restaurants, art galleries, breweries and friendly hospitality from residents. […]

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Canyon’s Economic Impact Reaching $454 Million

According to a recent National Park Service report, tourism to the Grand Canyon National Park creates $454 million in economic benefit to Northern Arizona. The comprehensive study, 2012 National Park Visitor Spending Effects, showed that visitor spending supports 6,010 jobs in the local economy. The economic effects analysis measured how National Park Service (NPS) visitor […]

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Winter Visitors Seek Flagstaff Experience

Despite being one of only a handful of winter destinations in Arizona, Flagstaff winters are nearly always the slowest tourism period for the city’s businesses – particularly hotels. For the lodging and resort industry in Flagstaff, weather plays a key role in determining guest volumes. And with an unseasonably dry January and February, business felt […]

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Canyon Tourism Propels Regional Economy

A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that over 4.4 million visitors to Grand Canyon National Park in 2012 spent $454 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 6,010 jobs in the local area.   “Grand Canyon is proud to welcome visitors from across the country and around the world,” said Superintendent […]

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Grand Canyon Receiving $1M APS Donation

Grand Canyon Association (GCA), the official nonprofit partner of Grand Canyon National Park, is announcing a $1 million donation from Arizona Public Service (APS) that will establish the Grand Canyon Trails Forever Endowment to help preserve and protect Grand Canyon’s trails.  This is one of the most significant private, philanthropic gifts in Grand Canyon’s history.   The […]

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