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Hualapai Indian Tribe Ventures To Chinese Grand Canyon In Spirit Of Bridging Cultures

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PEACH SPRINGS, Ariz., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Representatives from the Hualapai Indian Tribe and their corporate arm, Grand Canyon Resort Corporation, will travel east this summer to meet with a Chinese tourism delegation to build both cultural and business relationships between the Hualapai Nation and China.

The 10-day journey will take Hualapai Tribal members and other representatives to the Chinese province of Hubei (Hu-bay) where they will visit the Chinese Grand Canyon in the city of Enshi. Both parties will meet to discuss possible business opportunities and showcase the exciting aspects of both cultures such as song and dance.

"As our tourism destinations are very similar in nature, we are very eager to meet with the Chinese delegation to discuss best practices," said Jennifer Turner, Grand Canyon Resort Corporation CEO. "Not to mention, we are happy to bring a little bit of the Hualapai Nation to the city of Enshi."

The Enshi Grand Canyon has a total length of 67 miles with a total area of 115.8 square miles. The area also features a high walkway similar to the Skywalk at Grand Canyon West. Discussions with the Chinese partners began after the Hualapai investigated the idea of becoming a sister city with Enshi.

About Grand Canyon Resort Corporation
Grand Canyon Resort Corporation is owned by the Hualapai Indian Tribe and is located in Peach Springs, Arizona. In 1988, the Hualapai Indian Tribe, which has occupied the land since 1883, established GCRC, welcoming millions of visitors each year to tour the area, including the nearby lodge, ranch, River Runners and Grand Canyon West. To further increase tourism in the area, the Grand Canyon Skywalk was built in 2007. The Skywalk is a glass, horseshoe-shaped bridge that enables visitors to walk beyond the canyon walls at Grand Canyon West, suspending them 4,000 feet above the riverbed and providing an unparalleled view of this natural wonder. For more information, please visit us online at

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