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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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Fee Free Day at Grand Canyon and Monuments

Grand Canyon National Park will be joining national park units across the country in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day with fee-free entry into the park on Monday, January 20, 2014. In addition, Flagstaff Area National Monuments will be joining national park units around the country, waiving entrance fees, in recognition of MLK’s civil rights efforts.  Entrance fees will be waived for all visitors […]

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Snowbowl Offering Free Ski Packages

Just as two Norwegian brothers introduced Flagstaff to skiing 100 years ago, Arizona Snowbowl is doing it again, ringing in the New Year and Learn to Ski Month with 500 FREE skiing and snowboarding packages, plus 500 discounted packages, starting Monday, Jan. 6.   During the winter of 1914-1915, Flagstaff had six feet of snow. So, […]

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Twin Arrows Casino Being Honored

The Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise (NNGE) is receiving  the “Tribal Enterprise of the Year” award for its outstanding performance in 2013 and the successful launch of its Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort. The American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Arizona (AICCAZ) will present NNGE CEO Derrick Watchman the prestigious award at the Annual Holiday Business […]

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CVB Releasing Snow Play Map

The Flagstaff Convention and Visitors Bureau has developed a northern Arizona Snow play Map, both an English and Spanish version, for visitors to use when seeking winter recreation options in the north country. The map includes directions to various locations, as well as alternate routes to use in order to avoid congestion during busy days. […]

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