Tourism Archives

The 37th annual Scottsdale Culinary Festival winners

burgerbattle

The forks and knives were clamoring during a busy week at the latest Scottsdale Culinary Festival, with more than 35,000 people attending this year’s fun food events. But for a select few, they’re leaving with another tasty takeaway: bragging rights, and for some, donations made to their charity of choice. Without further ado, here is… Read More →

Sanctuary on Camelback adds new casitas and suites

Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain

Scottsdale’s award-winning Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain has added an exciting new room category to its luxurious accommodations. The new Camelback Casitas and Camelback Suites showcase a fresh, contemporary look and are specifically designed to highlight Paradise Valley’s breathtaking views. ·         The casitas and suites capture a sleek, spacious and contemporary feel with soft furnishings and décor in an elegant, neutral color palette,… Read More →

Omni Scottsdale Resort unveils new chef’s kitchen & herb garden

Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia introduces a newly constructed 4,000 square foot Chef’s Kitchen & Herb Garden this month. Not only will the garden provide fresh, local produce and herbs for use at the resort’s culinary outlets, including its flagship restaurant Prado, but the space will also serve as an exceptional venue for high-end experiential… Read More →

Arizona’s hospitality industry embraces global market

climate denialism

Arizona has the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley and Sedona, but to promote these natural wonders to international travelers is no walk in the park. To showcase Arizona around the globe, it takes detailed research, strategic planning, effective branding and marketing, a global network of industry professionals — and the power to erase any lingering negativity… Read More →

Plastic surgeons, tourism industry build enhanced partnership

Photo illustration of model Celina Maas taken at the Royal Palms Resort and Spa in Phoenix by Shavon Rose, AZ Big Media.

A nip here, a tuck there. A growing number of tourists are traveling to Scottsdale to go under the knife and recover in high-end resorts with top-notch treatment. Cosmetic surgeons in Scottsdale are attracting patients from all over the United States by partnering with local hotels and resorts to upgrade the recovery experience. Accommodations are… Read More →

Baseball City brings stars to Scottsdale

baseball

The City of Scottsdale and Baseball City, have announced an impressive list of Baseball Legends, All-Stars, Hall of Famers and Current Major League Baseball Players joining the premier FanFest happening Saturday and Sunday, March 7th and 8th from 11:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the heart of Spring Training at the Scottsdale Civic Center. The 2015… Read More →

Casino Del Sol Resort announces new CEO

casino.del.sol

Casino Del Sol Resort, an enterprise of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, announced the promotion of Kimberly Van Amburg to chief executive officer. Van Amburg has played an integral role in much of the casino resort’s success over the past seven years, previously serving as senior vice president and general counsel. As CEO, Van Amburg oversees… Read More →

Mesa Airlines strikes deal with Bombardier

mesa

Mesa Airlines, Inc. announced that it has reached an agreement in principle, subject to definitive documentation, with Montreal-based Bombardier Inc. for the purchase of seven new CRJ900 NextGen aircraft to operate under a long-term capacity purchase agreement with a major U.S. airline. The aircraft will be purchased new from Bombardier and will bring the total… Read More →

The cost to attend the Super Bowl in Glendale

football

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

Giftwrapping 005

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

T3 PHX Sky Train Station7-14_6979

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 →