Articles tagged “grand canyon”

Grand Canyon-Area Residents Are Deciding if They Want More Tourism Development

Grand Canyon-Area Residents Are Deciding if They Want More Tourism Development

Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press

Tusayan, Arizona wants to become part of the destination rather than just the journey. But boosting tourism in the town could come at the expense of tarnishing Grand Canyon views and the environment.

1 month ago

Navajo Nation Votes Down Grand Canyon Tourism Development Project

Navajo Nation Votes Down Grand Canyon Tourism Development Project

Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press

"Jobs" is every developer's favorite argument when trying to grab someone else's land, but that "economic development" is rarely as significant and lasting as claimed. So, the Navajo Nation may have dodged a bullet. Indian Country tourism is growing stronger and more self-sufficient — tribes don't need this project.

1 month ago

Grand Canyon’s Once-Controversial Skywalk Nears 1-Million Visitor Mark

Grand Canyon’s Once-Controversial Skywalk Nears 1-Million Visitor Mark

Associated Press

The Grand Canyon Skywalk illustrates how innovative placemaking can drive economic returns for local communities.

2 years ago

Landmark Hotel at Grand Canyon Will Get Renovation in 2017

Landmark Hotel at Grand Canyon Will Get Renovation in 2017

Associated Press

The huge increase in visitors to National Parks the last few years should have Department of Interior leaders thinking about the next generation of accommodations in addition to keeping the legacy properties up to snuff.

2 years ago

Navajo Nation’s New President Reverses Support for Grand Canyon Tram

Navajo Nation’s New President Reverses Support for Grand Canyon Tram

Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press

We're not against development. But development in the desert and near one of the U.S.'s greatest landmarks is a bad idea -- especially these specific plans.

3 years ago

It’s Time for the Annual Grand Canyon Solo Trip Lottery

It’s Time for the Annual Grand Canyon Solo Trip Lottery

Associated Press

This is one of the few chances solo, expert travelers have to go unencumbered along the Colorado River.

3 years ago

Grand Canyon Services Shutdown Avoided With Contract Band-Aid

Grand Canyon Services Shutdown Avoided With Contract Band-Aid

Associated Press

3 years ago

Park Service Sounds Alarm Over Grand Canyon Development Plans

Park Service Sounds Alarm Over Grand Canyon Development Plans

Julie Cart, Los Angeles Times

Everything about water rights in the U.S. west is insane, which makes sensible discussion about development nearly impossible.

3 years ago

Grand Canyon Skywalk Dispute Resolved in Financial Settlement

Grand Canyon Skywalk Dispute Resolved in Financial Settlement

Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press

Millions of people have visited the Grand Canyon Skywalk and this settlement ensures that the tourist attraction will continue operating without the distraction of a nasty squabble.

4 years ago

Arizona Town Trying to Add Grand Canyon to Its Name to Lure Visitors

Arizona Town Trying to Add Grand Canyon to Its Name to Lure Visitors

Associated Press

It's not a bad idea in order to lure visitors un-knowledgeable of the towns that provide a window into the Grand Canyon. But you'd think they would have been able to put themselves on the map years ago by providing great service to visitors.

4 years ago

FAA to Allow 1,721 More Air Tours in Grand Canyon Each Year

FAA to Allow 1,721 More Air Tours in Grand Canyon Each Year

Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press

Officials and conservationists disagree on the impact the additional flights will have the visitors' experience, but local businesses are looking at the bottom line: more flights equals higher revenues.

4 years ago

Quiet Tourist Airplanes Get Financial Incentives at the Grand Canyon

Quiet Tourist Airplanes Get Financial Incentives at the Grand Canyon

Associated Press

Crowded and trafficked national parks pose the ongoing challenge of providing a sense of the natural in the midst of moving masses.

4 years ago