Tourism Archives

Affluent Arizonans will spend $13K on vacations this year

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BMO Private Bank, a part of BMO Financial Group, released the results of a study today profiling the vacations of high-net-worth Arizonans. The study is part of BMO Private Bank’s Changing Face of Wealth series, examining trends among affluent Americans (those with more than $1 million in investible assets). According to the study, Arizona’s affluent… Read More →

Best Western CEO David Kong launches blog

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With more than 40 years of experience in the travel sector and the longest tenure of any major hotel brand CEO, Best Western International President and CEO David Kong has a unique view from atop the hotel landscape. Kong will share his perspective – along with the personal stories that have defined his leadership journey… Read More →

Visit Phoenix grows its convention sales team

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Visit Phoenix has added a trio of directors to bolster its sales and services presence in key convention markets. Heather Trent and Tom Michalisko join Visit Phoenix’s sales team as directors of national accounts. Trent is based in Austin TX and will handle convention business in the Texas and Southern California markets, while Michalisko will… Read More →

Flagstaff banks on Valley residents trying to beat heat

Corner of Aspen Ave. and San Francisco Street in historic downtown Flagstaff, Arizona.

Compared to the Valley’s 100-plus degree days and stifling summer nights, Northern Arizona is an oasis of mild weather and cool temperatures. It’s no surprise that Flagstaff, the hub of the high country, is a popular tourist destination for Phoenicians in the hot summer months. Indeed, 40 percent of Flagstaff’s annual visitors are traveling from… Read More →

Sky Harbor offers July 4th travel tips

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The busy summer travel season continues, and July 4 will see about a 15 percent increase in passenger traffic at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The busiest travel days will be Wednesday and Thursday before the holiday and Sunday, July 5. America’s Friendliest Airport® is offering the following travel tips: Convenient Parking at a Discount… Read More →

L’Auberge de Sedona to undergo Summer renewal

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This summer, L’Auberge de Sedona, the acclaimed creekside retreat nestled among the Red Rocks of Sedona, will undergo a summer renewal process. Come fall, the celebrated dining, spa, and wellness destination will unveil an enhanced creekside arrival experience, upgraded luxury guest accommodations, elevated dining offerings – fueled by a new state-of-the-art kitchen, and a completely… Read More →

FireSky hires new food and beverage director

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Kimpton’s FireSky Resort & Spa named William “Mac” McNally the new Food and Beverage Director earlier this spring. With more than a decade of industry experience, McNally’s responsibilities include overseeing the overall direction and operation of the resort’s in room dining, banquet services and bar programs. “Mac is a phenomenal addition to the already outstanding FireSky team,”… Read More →

HSMAI prepares for Chinese Auction Fundraiser

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The Arizona Chapter of the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) will present the 33rd Annual Chinese Auction Fundraiser & Dinner, celebrating the “Year of the Sheep,” on Friday, June 26, 2015 the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel, beginning at 5:00 p.m.  Proceeds from this award winning event will help to support our association’s mission… Read More →

Platform Scottsdale: Ways to Beat the Heat with Visitors

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While most of us are looking to escape the heat and leave Arizona during the summer, some crazy loving family members still think it’s a great time to visit! Heck, flight prices are down and you can get some smoking deals on hotels, excursions, etc., so may as well prepare for a houseful of visitors!… Read More →

American Modernism comes to Phoenix Art Museum

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From New York to New Mexico: Masterworks of American Modernism from the Vilcek Foundation Collection will open at Phoenix Art Museum on June 7, 2015. The exhibition includes 65 objects of American modernism spanning more than fifty years by notable artists like Stuart Davis, Arthur Dove, Marsden Hartley and Georgia O’Keeffe. The subject matter ranges… Read More →

Sky Harbor Terminal 3 construction will restrict lanes

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The modernization of Sky Harbor International Airport’s Terminal 3 continues, with construction work shifting from the north to the south side of Terminal 3 later this week. During the overnight hours of June 4, the north inner curb lanes at Terminal 3, which have been closed to traffic for the past month, will re-open and… Read More →

Sky Harbor offers Memorial Day travel tips

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Memorial Day weekend is the start of the busy summer travel season. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport anticipates Thursday, Friday and Monday as the busiest travel days with passenger traffic about 15-20 percent higher than an average day. America’s Friendliest Airport® offers you the following tips for your holiday travels: Use our best kept secret… Read More →

Grand Canyon at confluence of money and conservation

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When Renae Yellowhorse comes to the area of the Grand Canyon where the Colorado and Little Colorado rivers meet, she feels the presence of her late father. She says she sees him in the desert blooms, feels him in the breeze and senses him when she takes steps toward the edge of the canyon. But… Read More →

Sky Harbor renovations elevate travelers’ experience

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Friends embrace. Families explore an art exhibition. Shoppers admire handcrafted wares and hungry travelers survey a myriad of local eateries before settling on a lunch destination. This is the scene at the newly renovated Terminal 4 at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. It’s where about 85 percent of the airport travelers, more than 100,000 people… Read More →