Shutdown Could Cost Arizona Tourism Industry Millions Of Dollars A Day

September 30, 2013

Arizona’s 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.

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