Phoenix, AZ (Vocus) October 11, 2009
Explore Grand Canyon Tours obviously offers tours of the Grand Canyon. But in recent months a new trend has occurred: more Grand Canyon tours are being scheduled leaving out of Las Vegas, Nevada. While numbers for Grand Canyon tours leaving out of Arizona are consistent, the number of tours scheduled with Las Vegas as the departure point continue to increase.
Explore Grand Canyon Tours management suggests that the reason for the change could be the downturn. Most people are less likely to gamble when they are tight on cash; especially those who don't make a regular habit of gambling. So tourists and business visitors to the Las Vegas area are spending less time visiting the craps tables and slot machines in the casinos and instead they are looking for other activities to spend their time on. One activity that many are turning to are the tours scheduled out of Vegas heading out to the Grand Canyon.
Tyson Bailey of Explore Grand Canyon Tours said, "It's strange. I would never have pointed towards the tours based out of Vegas as our most popular until maybe a month or two ago. And now I'd have to say it's pretty obviously one of our top sellers. The bus tour to the South Rim takes 13 hours and the West Rim helicopter landing takes 3 hours…they're both great choices and experiencing equal increases in popularity recently."
Explore Grand Canyon Tours offers tours departing out of: Phoenix and Page, AZ as well as Las Vegas, NV and the Grand Canyon itself. The Grand Canyon is under the direction of Superintendant Steve Martin and information regarding park statistics can be obtained by contacting Maureen Oltrogge at (928) 638-7779. The Grand Canyon was first recognized as a "forest reserve" by President Benjamin Harrison in 1893. It has since been named a national monument in 1908 and finally a national park in 1919. On October 26, 1979 it was designated as a World Heritage Site. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United States.
For further information on Grand Canyon Tours contact Tyson Bailey at Tyson(at)exploreusatours(dot)com or 1-888-399-3531. Or you can obtain further information by visiting the company online at: http://www.ExploreGrandCanyonTours.com.
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