Published on : Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Tribal tourism is flourishing and is now a growing industry in USA. Especially in Arizona, this area allures the tourists to the Grand Canyon. Grand Canyon is one of the favorite destinations in the U.S. state of Arizona in North America and there is located a Skywalk that would enable visitors to see this natural wonder. Tourism here is a sustainable revenue source for the Hualapai Tribe.
Here the Skywalk is a transparent 70 foot long foot bridge made up of glass, which is just out above the Canyon to give an outstanding view of Colorado River which is 4000 feet below. It costs around $80 to pass through this foot bridge.
The Skywalk is opened by the Hualapai Tribe on the south western edge of the Grand Canyon 10 years ago to enhance the tourism in this area. Now the tribal tourism in this region is generating the maximum amount of revenue. It is noted that that more than 5 million visitors visit this area to see this natural wonder.
Hualapai Tribe is a recognized inhabitant in Arizona of USA. The infrastructural developments for this tribe are done by the tribal council. So, to generate tourism, this Skywalk was erected. There are 567 tribes in United States and 267 of those tribes are based on the regional tourism. Now in USA, the tribal tourism is getting more enhanced as there is a trend to have a weekend in a village or a tribal settlement area. This tribal tourism provides the economy for the development of the region.
The tourists spent more than $8.6 billion on the exploration of the tribal destination in 2015 and now the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association is expecting the surge in tourism by about 15% by 2020.
To the Hualapai Tribe, the tourism is a platform which will provide the education and hospitality to them. Here the cultural and tribal tours, with the rustic traditional performing arts offer an extravaganza to the national and international visitors and the weekenders.