NPS reports are in for March & April. March showed a considerable decrease over last year of 13.5% and April a 8.01% decrease. Most of the hotels I spoke with felt the rest of the summer was tracking better than last year. Click here for the link to the current NPS reports. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help promote anything for your business via Facebook or Instagram. We are here to help support your business!
South Rim - Tusayan Multimodal Transportation Action Plan Outcomes
The entrance to the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park is one of the busiest single entrances to a park in the world. Total visitation to the park has increased sharply by 1.8 million over the last 5 years, culminating in a record 6.35 million visitors in 2018. In recognition of the challenge posed by the resulting congestion in and around Tusayan and the south entrance to the park, a collaborative group made up of Grand Canyon-South Rim Chamber of Commerce, Grand Canyon National Park, Kaibab National Forest, Town of Tusayan and Paul Revere Transportation formed in 2017. Along with community partners, they sought to better understand the current situation, assess driving factors and explore possible solutions.
Project Purpose Enhance the quality, extent, and use of multimodal transportation options between Tusayan and the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park to benefit visitors, residents, service providers, community members, and park resources.
Outcomes The South Rim – Tusayan Multimodal Transportation Action Plan contains a series of tangible actions for implementation over the next 5 years.The strategy contained in the plan includes 45 prioritized actions presented under four themes. Some represent current efforts that have proven effective and are recommended for continuation. Others have already been launched during the preparation of the plan, while a substantial number require concerted action by one or more parties. Nearly all of the recommendations sit on the foundation of existing, approved plans.
Please click here for the full overview and detailed plans.
2019 Grand Canyon Chamber Visitor Guide is on the street! If you would like some for your location please let us know. We have increased the number of pages and have a two page spread on Centennial Events. The on-line version would make a great link to share with your guests as they are planning their Grand Adventures!
A Special Thank you to all of our 2019 Sponsors:
We couldn't do all of our events (July 4th, Half-Marathon, Employment FAM Tours, Become the Experts etc) without you!
Platnum Sponsor: Town of Tusayan
Gold Sponsors: Holiday Inn Express and Suites, Red Feather Lodge, Texaco Express Mini-Mart
Silver Sponsors: The Grand Hotel, Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopter
Bronze Sponsors: Plaza Bonita Restaurant, Big E Steakhouse,
RP's Stage Stop, Grand Canyon Plaza Hotel, Best Western Grand Canyon Squire Inn
Small Business Sponsors: Arizona River Runners, Camper Village, Maverick, Buck Wild Hummer Tours
July 4th Planning - our next board meeting is Thursday June 13th 10 am - 12 pm at the Chicken Kitchen.
Oct 1, 2019 CUA fee increase will go into effect. May 29th NPS updated the site to clarify questions you may have. Here is a link that outlines the increases. Here is a link that reviews their presentation. This will result in significant fee adjustments for your tours.