tourism industry stands to lose millions of dollars a day if national parks
close as part of a possible federal government shutdown.
Cronkite News says
visitors to Arizona’s
national parks spend an average of $2.7 million a day, but that
revenue would disappear if Congress cannot agree on a budget by midnight Monday. The Interior Department says if a shutdown occurs, it will close all
national parks and give guests at hotels in those parks two days to make other
plans and leave.