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Thursday, September 13, 2007

Utah's Shakespearean Festival and Western Legends Roundup Named Top Tour Destinations

The American Bus Association recently designated Kanab's Western Legends Round Up and Cedar City's Utah Shakespearean Festival as two of the top 100 Events in North America for 2008.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports on the designation in this article. Here are excerpts:

As the trade organization for more than 1,000 motorcoach and tour companies in the United States and Canada, the American Bus Association figures motorcoach groups spend $5,000 to $13,000 each night they stay at a destination.

"For years, bus groups have been discovering the Utah Shakespearean Festival as a great experience," said festival marketing director Kami Terry. "It is wonderful that the American Bus Association is helping us get the word out even more."
Added Ted Hallisey, executive director of the Kane County Office of Tourism & Film Commission: "This is a great destination. We are within an hour's drive of the Grand Canyon, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon and Lake Powell - with Kanab serving as a spoke in the wheel."

But what really caught the attention of the bus association was the Western Legends Round Up, which will take place next Aug. 28-30. The Round Up emphasizes Kanab's historic role as a hub for the making of more than 100 classic Western films, shot against the backdrop of the Kaiparowits Plateau and other desert landscapes.

Read the complete article.

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