"The reason we came to Flagstaff is that we could see a huge void," said Bret Koohns, owner of Grand Canyon Jeep Tours.
Koohns, a commercial helicopter pilot, has lived and worked in the Grand Canyon area for over twenty years.
business model has evolved over that time.
In May 2007, he
opened a storefront in Williams, and later a second location in Tusayan.
"Williams is the hub," explained Koohns
Two of the most popular jeep tours include one which departs west from Williams for the bottom of the canyon at Diamond Creek, and the other whisks visitors due north to the top of the canyon along the South Rim.
The Flagstaff location completes another spoke of the Williams "hub."
business rela- tionships to collaborate with other entre- preneurs to put together complete tour packages.
Grand Canyon Jeep Tours
offers add-ons such as smooth and whitewater river trips, IMAX theater tickets and Grand Canyon Skywalk passes at discount prices.
"I wanted to take those relationships and try to do something great," he
said proud- ly.
has even partnered with his
former employer to offer reduced-rate helicopter tours of the Grand Canyon
got the product bundling idea on a trip to Disneyland, where flights, tours, hotels and store credits were bundled together and sold at reduced rates.
has since partnered with Horizon Airlines, which offers direct flights from Los An- geles, on similar vacation packages.
sees the Heritage Square location as a "Grand Canyon information store.
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