Northern Arizona Businesses Offer Discounts To Attract Visitors, Offset Losses

October 22, 2013

Some businesses in Northern Arizona are offering discounts to attract travelers to visit the Grand Canyon. Clarinda Vail of the Red Feather Lodge in Tusayan says it’s an effort to offset losses following the 11-day closure of Grand Canyon National Park. She says the number of visitors has been increasing since the state paid to reopen the park.

“We’ve definitely had an increase in business, not quite up to the numbers that we would have been seeing last year, without a government shutdown,” Vail said.

And, she says she’s glad Arizona stepped up to reopen the Canyon, and hopes the lower prices will encourage more visitors, especially Arizona residents, to take a trip to one of the great wonders of the world.