Epicenter of Utah’s Outdoor Recreation, Moab Adventure Center, Reports Strong Spring/Summer Bookings

Moab, UT, June 7, 2013- Moab Adventure Center (MAC) http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/, a one-stop-shopping, activities, reservations and information hub in the epicenter of Utah’s outdoor recreation, reports strong early season bookings and a growing trend for the drive market to book last-minute.

“This year could be a record-setter for advance bookings, and we still have good availability for our half-day and longer adventures thanks to reservation management and increased capacity,” notes Brandon Lake, Moab Adventure Center Co-Founder. 

However, while many of the Moab activities offered can be booked up to the day of departure, Lake advises that visitors should book their lodging well in advance of arrival. Choices range from luxury home and villa rentals to dude ranches and motels.  See: http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/lodging/ 

Moab Area Travel Council spokesperson Marian DeLay reports that room tax collections are up 10 percent over last year at this time and that Utah’s five national parks will benefit from an aggressive national advertising campaign now running, as well as from the U.S. trend for people to take shorter, closer-to-home drive trips. 

There are daily flights into Moab’s Canyonlands Field (CNY) from Denver, CO and Prescott, AZ aboard Great Lakes Airlines or guests may opt to drive five hours from Denver, four hours from Salt Lake City or 90 minutes from Grand Junction.  See: http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/transportation/

For first-time visitors to the region, Moab Adventure Center suggests their 4 day / 3 night Southwest Sampler package including lodging, two days of Colorado River rafting, a night of beach camping and exploration of Arches National Park. The all-inclusive package is priced at $615 per person, double for adults and $515 per person, double for ages 5 to 15. See: http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/packages/southwest.php

Bordering Moab to the north and west, Utah’s red rock fantasylands, Canyonlands National Park and Arches National Park, offer time-challenged visitors an immersion course in geology and ancient cultures when they fling themselves into activities showcasing the region’s beauty and diversity. 

The advantage of this region, notes Lake, is the choice of activities for all ages and abilities, from hot air ballooning to mountain biking to river rafting and more. His company arranges the equipment and guides for many of the region’s offerings that can be purchased as half and full-day and multiple-day programs. See: http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/activities/

In an effort to encourage guests to stay in Moab longer and to save some money, Moab Adventure Center offers guests a 10 percent discount off each activity when packaging three or more select single-day adventures together.

Moab Adventure Center (http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/) is a division of Western River Expeditions (http://www.westernriver.com/), an adventure travel company headquartered in Salt Lake City, with operations and offices in Moab, Utah and Fredonia, Arizona. The company is the largest single tour provider in Moab, UT. Its programs are available from March through October. 

Established in 2004, Moab Adventure Center was once again in 2012 honored "Best of State" in the category of adventure travel through Utah’s Premier Recognition and Awards Program. Western River Expeditions has also won this coveted award for nine consecutive years. 

The Moab Adventure Center is located at 225 South Main Street, Moab, Utah 84532. For information and reservations please call (435) 259-7019 or (866) 904-1163 or send an email. The center also has a 2,000-square-foot retail space selling adventure related gear and clothing as well as souvenirs. 

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