Tourism Archives

The cost to attend the Super Bowl in Glendale

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Unlike alleged Foxboro footballs, ticket and travel costs to pro football’s championship game did not deflate over the weekend.  They went up. Before the conference championship games took place, the average game ticket to Glendale cost $3,374, according to TiqIQ.  Now, the average ticket price is $4,174.50.  That price is only around 2 percent higher… Read More →

Rare cars to expect at Concours d’Elegance

1937 Rolls-Royce “Copper Kettle” (Credit Arizona Concours d'Elegance)

The second-annual Arizona Concours d’Elegance kicks off the Valley of the Sun’s famous Classic Car Week on Sunday, January 11, with an array of rare and exceptional automobiles displayed on the inner lawns of the landmark Arizona Biltmore Resort. The exquisite group of 90 cars will compete for prizes in 17 classes as well as… Read More →

Super Bowl’s impact on economy may last long after game

Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee CEO Jay Parry. Photo by Shavon Rose, AZ Big Media

Early in the planning process for the 2015 Super Bowl, Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee CEO Jay Parry was giving a presentation to Greater Phoenix Leadership and she referred to some of national perceptions of Arizona as “misperceptions.” “An individual walked up to me after the presentation and said, ‘You did a great job, but… Read More →

Arizona Office of Tourism debuts 2015 guide

CORRECTION Grand Canyon Skywalk Road

Did you know you can visit Arizona’s renowned vineyards by kayak and horseback?  Learn about the Grand Canyon and other geologic masterpieces from Sedona to the Petrified Forest and so much more in the new edition of the Arizona Official State Visitor’s Guide. The Arizona Office of Tourism’s (AOT) 2015 Arizona Official State Visitor’s Guide… Read More →

PHX Sky Harbor offers free gift wrapping

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If you are traveling for the holidays, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is offering important travel tips along with a parking discount and a free service for those traveling with gifts. The TSA recommends that travelers do not wrap their gifts when passing through security. For the sixth year, Phoenix Sky Harbor will be offering free… Read More →

PHX Sky Train to Terminal 3 opens to public

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Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, members of the Phoenix City Council, City and Airport officials took the first ride to the brand new Terminal 3 PHX Sky Train® Station December 8 at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The event marked the opening of the newest section of the PHX Sky Train®, extending it to Terminal 3… Read More →

Super-sized Super Bowl countdown clock unveiled

From left: SPIKE, Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee mascot; Councilman Bill Gates, City of Phoenix; Councilman Michael Nowakowski, City of Phoenix; Jim Hughes, First Solar, Inc. CEO; and David Rousseau, Chairman, Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee.

To build on the growing momentum and anticipation of Super Bowl XLIX the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee and First Solar, Inc. unveiled the First Solar Countdown Clock in downtown Phoenix this morning. Over the next 60 days, the technologically advanced clock will provide the countdown to kick-off and keep fans “in the know” about… Read More →

Where to stay on your next trip to San Diego

Botanical gardens at Balboa Park.

Before booking your next weekend getaway or business trip to San Diego, read through these four wildly different lodging options — from resort-style chic to downtown ritz, here are four of Az Business’ favorites! 1. The Westgate 1055 2nd Ave., San Diego westgatehotel.com Ocean and silhouettes of the harbor peak out between the slivers of… Read More →

Sky Harbor offers incentive to beat holiday traffic

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The evening before Thanksgiving is the busiest of the year on Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport’s roadways, especially for travelers entering from the east.  In an effort to ease roadway congestion, America’s Friendliest Airport® is offering a special incentive for using the 44th Street PHX Sky Train® station for pick-up and drop off. On November… Read More →

Phoenix gets 2017 Final Four tournament

VCU, Butler, UConn and Kentucky will play in Houston this weekend for the NCAA basketball Final Four. Winners continue to the National Championship game

Let the March Madness begin. The 2017 NCAA Final Four men’s basketball tournament will be played in Phoenix, it was announced Friday. The Division I Men’s Basketball Committee announced Friday that Phoenix was among five cities selected from eight finalists to host the Final Four for the years 2017-2021. The Valley of the Sun will… Read More →

Sanctuary’s guests can cruise in a Ferrari

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Who hasn’t pictured him- or herself nestled into a plush leather driver’s seat, hands balanced on the steering wheel, cruising in a bright red Ferrari with its retractable hard-top to exalting speeds?  Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain in Scottsdale is making that particular dream come true. The resort is now offering rentals of an exotic Ferrari… Read More →

Cornerstone of Super Bowl Central unveiled

Giant Host Committee Visit Phoenix Football Unveiled in Downtown Phoenix

With 83 days until the kick-off of Super Bowl XLIX, the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee and Visit Phoenix today are unveiling a super-sized football mounted in Downtown Phoenix, which will serve as the cornerstone for Super Bowl Central. Towering more than 20 feet high, it measures more than 32 feet around, and weighs in… Read More →

Scottsdale prepares for the Super Bowl effect

City of Scottsdale charges into tangential tourism effects of 2015 Super Bowl and Phoenix Open. Pictured: Ornate flood control dike in Scottsdale. 123RF.com, Copyright: DesertSolitaire

Although the City of Scottsdale is not the host of the 2015 Super Bowl, there are many events that will attract visitors during their stay for the major sporting event. “Scottsdale’s entertainment district is without a doubt a pull for Super Bowl visitors who are looking to celebrate at bars and clubs,” said Megan Doyle,… Read More →

Hyatt Regency Scottsdale makes Top 100 resorts list

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Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa announced that it has been included on Cvent’s second annual list of 100 most popular meeting resorts in North America and the Caribbean. Cvent, a leading cloud-based enterprise event management platform, based the list on activity on the Cvent Supplier Network (CSN), an online marketplace connecting corporate meeting and… Read More →