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Ho Tram Open partners with Troon to operate Asian tour event

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Asian Coast Development Ltd (ACDL) has turned to the expertise of Troon® to deliver the Ho Tram Open, an Asian Tour-sanctioned professional tournament, and the richest sporting event ever to be held in Vietnam. Troon, an executive member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation [AGIF], will handle all operations and promotions of the Ho Tram… Read More →

50 Things You Must Eat in Phoenix

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Phoenix is a foodie city with a capital “PH” (read: “phoodie”). AZ Big Media’s offices are located in Midtown Phoenix, just a short light rail ride from some of its writers’ favorite downtown and uptown Phoenix restaurants. And, trust us, when we say we take our meal times pretty seriously around these parts. Whether you’re… Read More →

Arizona Commerce Authority leads promotion initiative

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The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) is launching a statewide promotion development project aimed at creating a fresh and unified message to enhance Arizona economic development and tourism, and encourage civic pride. The project – led by the ACA – will be a grassroots, public effort and engage leaders and Arizona citizens from all corners of the… Read More →

Scottsdale Public Art, SMoCA to host British installation artist

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British artist Bruce Munro is taking his talents across the pond this year to delight Scottsdale Public Art and Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) visitors with light-based art installations as part of a Valley-wide art series called Desert Radiance. An artist with international acclaim, Munro has been lauded across the world and participated in exhibits from the Victoria… Read More →

Phoenix will host Southwest Cannabis Conference

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This October 27 and 28, the inaugural Southwest Cannabis Conference & Expo kicks off at the Phoenix Convention Center with over 300 floor exhibits, interactive workshops, leading industry guest speakers, a job fair, business-to-business networking and more. The event is expected to draw tens of thousands of attendees from all over the Southwest. “The subject… Read More →

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

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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 →