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    Moab Area Travel Council

    Lodgings are seeing low-percentage occupancy despite reopenings

    Business owners who sit on the advisory board of the Moab Area Travel Council said while sharing updates on Tuesday, May 12...

    Some businesses seeing locals wear masks, not visitors

    The state is offering personal protective equipment to businesses to help them meet their legal obligations that all employees wear masks....

    Opinion: Governments should cut costs in accordance with private sector

    Tourism has and will continue to play the most essential role to support Moab’s economic sustainability, even at these least essential of times. But for now, most publicity to encourage people to plan to visit here when this pandemic is over is practically non-existent.

    Officials: Report lodging violations to the travel council

    Travel council will forward complaints to law enforcement in cases of noncompliance Many houses on Williams Way operate...

    Travel council joins Global Sustainable Tourism Council

    The Moab Area Travel Council has joined the Global Sustainable Tourism Council as a destination member...

    Travel Council hypes its ‘Do It Like a Moab Local’ campaign

    The Moab Area Travel Council’s Do It Like a Moab Local Town Hall held at Star Hall Oct. 28 was well received, according to Executive Director Elaine Gizler.

    Travel Council could see TRT funding drop sharply

    Moab Area Travel Council Executive Director Elaine Gizler and Travel Council Chair Howard Trenholme voice support for proposed transient room tax reform during a joint meeting with the Grand County Council – provided assurances are made the council will always receive, as proposed, an annual minimum of $2.5 million in funding.

    Travel Council: International tourists spent more than domestic visitors

    International visitors with VISA credit cards spent about $10 million in Moab in 2018. Hotel and motel occupancy rates that year averaged between 60 and 70 percent, and transient room tax collections through the end of May were down about $300,000 from the same time last year, according to the annual Moab Area Travel Council report for 2018 that Executive Director Elaine Gizler presented at Tuesday’s Grand County Council meeting.

    County declines marketing money

    "It's good news for some other county in Utah who applies, because that money goes right back into the pot." - Elaine Gizler, executive director of the Moab Area Travel Council

    Travel Council’s new ‘movement’: Do it like a Local

    "This is a movement to educate tourists on how to respect the land, and our locals know how better than anyone." - Elaine Gizler, executive director of the Moab Area Travel Council

    Gizler: Travel council has little leeway on how tourism taxes are spent

    Elaine Gizler in a recent interview explains how the Moab Area Travel Council spends its annual budget.Photo by Doug McMurdo

    Gas prices creep up as holiday dawns

    The national average price of gasoline has risen 2 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $1.86 per gallon Monday.

    Nominees sought for Theodore Roosevelt Genius Prize Advisory Council

    It will focus on endangered species protection, invasive species management, poaching and wildlife trafficking prevention, and nonlethal solutions to human-wildlife conflicts, according to a press release from the department.

    Obituary: Michael Arehart, 1950-2020

    On Nov. 21, 1973, he married his wife of 47 years, Ann Sparks of Nephi, Utah, in the Manti Temple. To this union came four children, Teresa “Tee,” Mindee, Trevor and Monica.

    Obituary: Richard Fullam III, 1952-2020

    Richard was born in Brooklyn, New York on April 24, 1952 to Richard J. Jr. and Dorothea A. Baetz Fullam.