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Xanterra Awarded Zion National Park Concessions Contract

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Date: July 16, 2008

National Park Service Intermountain Regional Director Mike Snyder today announced that
Xanterra Parks and Resorts, Inc. has been selected to continue to provide lodging, food, and beverages, retail items and other services within Zion National Park under a new, ten-year contract that begins January 1, 2009.

“Xanterra provided the most comprehensive offer to provide visitors the services they require at Zion National Park,” said Snyder.  “Their continued commitment to the National Park Service and its mission through strong environmental, interpretive, education and resource management programs in other national parks they currently serve helped solidify this selection,” Snyder said.

Three other offers were received for the concessions operations at Zion National Park and were meticulously reviewed by a team of National Park Service professionals to ensure the best experiences for park visitors and the most responsible return on taxpayers’ investments.  In 2007, gross receipts for the concessions operations at Zion National Park exceeded $10 million.  Xanterra Parks and Resorts, Inc., based in Denver, CO, currently provides concessions services at 10 parks service-wide in addition to its other business interests.

“Xanterra has a long history of quality service at Zion National Park and their leadership in sustainability and the greening of their operations has been recognized by the National Park Service and the Department of the Interior” said Park Superintendent Jock Whitworth.  “Xanterra’s staff at Zion have been great partners as we work to provide the best possible experiences for our visitors.”


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CCC Camp in Zion, 1935

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) had three camps in Zion National Park in the 1930's. Much of their work can be seen today. More...