Monday, October 11, 2010

Tourism fuels rebound in Utah’s redrock counties

Like most businesses, tourist-related businesses in southeastern Utah suffered during the recession. But 2010 has been different, and that has been good for Grand and San Juan counties, where tourism and hospitality are the prime economic drivers of a region in need of a rebound.

“We’re bucking the national trends a little bit,” local business owner Colin Fryer said. “We’re still not at prerecession levels, but we’re coming back. Next year looks even better. Our bookings are significantly ahead of last year.” The Salt Lake Tribune