Tourist visits on decline after deaths in 'sweat lodge' in Arizona
Business is down in Sedona, Arizona, following the deaths of three people at a "sweat lodge," The New York Times reports.

The deaths took place at the Angel Valley Retreat Center in October 2009. But other places in Sedona have felt the impact.

“Initially, I didn’t think it was going to affect business and, a year later, I know I was wrong,” Deidre Madsen, the owner of a New Age travel company, told the Times. “I’m shocked at the impact. My business is down 20 percent.”

James Arthur Ray, the self-help guru who ran the event, is scheduled to go to trial in February 2011 on manslaughter charges. He has pleaded not guilty.

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