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Grand Canyon loses out on $19M due to shutdown

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. — Officials say the government shutdown cost Grand
Canyon National Park $19 million in lost tourism revenue.

KPHO-TV reports the National Park
Service released numbers Tuesday that show Arizona’s top tourist attraction lost
nearly 187,000 visitors between Oct. 1 and Oct. 16.

Overall, national parks lost a combined 12 million visitors during the
shutdown. Officials say that translates to $568 million in lost revenue.


Information from: KPHO-TV


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