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Scottsdale ranked second-best ‘foodie’ city in U.S.

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Culinary enthusiasts in Scottsdale can take pride, as their city was named the second-best city for “foodies” in the U.S., according to a survey released Monday. The top-10 list from Livability.com, a website that analyzes the nation’s most livable small to mid-sized cities, put Scottsdale just behind New Haven, Connecticut, as a home for creative… Read More →

Mesa Air Group Adds E175 to Certificate

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Mesa Air Group, Inc. announced today it received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to add the Embraer E175 to its operating certificate, a critical accomplishment in its goal of having the aircraft “on line on time.” Mesa will begin its E-Jet operations this summer with the first of 30 aircraft scheduled for delivery as… Read More →

Scottsdale Resort Offers Summer ‘Stay and Play’ Getaway

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Scottsdale Resort gives its guests the best of both worlds: All of the excitement that bustling Scottsdale is known for within reach, yet all of the serenity of a secluded oasis. This summer, Scottsdale Resort invites guests from near and far to “Stay Scottsdale, Play Scottsdale” with rates from $89 weekdays and $99 weekends from… Read More →

Super Bowl Committee teams up with Gila River Community

From left: Stephen R. Lewis, Lieutenant Governor of Gila River Indian Community, David Rousseau, Chairman, Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee, Michael Bidwill, President of the Arizona Cardinals, Gregory Mendoza, Gila River Indian Community Governor, Jay Parry, President & CEO, Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee and Christopher Mendoza, District 4 Councilman. Also attached is a photo of Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee mascot, SPIKE.

The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee announced its partnership with the Gila River Indian Community today during a press conference at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort and Spa in Chandler, Arizona. In attendance for today’s announcement were Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee Chairman David Rousseau, Gila River Indian Community Governor Gregory Mendoza, Arizona Cardinals… Read More →

Westward Look Grand Brings the Baja Coast Closer

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Experience the Baja coast in Tucson this summer with Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa’s “Baja Bound” summer special. Offering rates starting at $99 per night with no resort fee from May 18 through Sept. 18, 2014, the special includes a passbook of savings that guests may use at the resort’s restaurants and Sonoran… Read More →

JW Marriott Starr Pass Creates Luxury Summer Package

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Visitors to JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa will be offered full days of fun and adventure, leisure and luxury at a great new summer rate. The Play Your Way package features rooms that start at $199 on weekends and $179 on weekdays and include a resort credit of $100 per day for use… Read More →

Sky Harbor Offers holiday Travel Tips

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The Memorial Day weekend kicks off the summer travel season. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport’s busiest days will be Friday and Monday, with passenger traffic about 20 percent higher than an average day. Sky Harbor is offering several new services along with tips to make your trip through the airport more efficient. Prepaid Discount Parking… Read More →

Mesa Air Expands Partnership with American Airlines

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Mesa Air Group, Inc. announced today that it has reached an agreement with American Airlines for the addition of six CRJ-900 aircraft to its fleet of 51 aircraft currently under contract with American. The term of the agreement covering the additional six aircraft is eight years. “We are delighted to add these six CRJ-900 aircraft… Read More →

Craft beer industry thriving in San Diego

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BrewHop founder Summer Nixon is eight months pregnant and drinking water from a swing-top glass beer bottle at Coronado Brewing Co.’s new manufacturing facility. She’s just delivered two flights of beer to the table while waiting for Coronado Brewing Co. co-founder Rick Chapman to join her. It’s loud in here. The industrial sounds of pressure… Read More →

Sky Harbor Sets Record for Passengers

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March 2014 was the busiest month in the history of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. More than 4 million passengers traveled through Phoenix Sky Harbor in March, 4,029,861 to be exact. That marked a 3.2 percent increase over March of 2013 and the first time the Phoenix airport has seen more than 4 million passengers… Read More →

Casino revenues grow faster than national rate

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Indian gaming revenue in Arizona grew by 3 percent in 2012, even though no new facilities came online and the number of games in the state actually declined that year. The numbers were included in a recent report by Casino City Press, which said revenue at Arizona’s 22 tribal casinos grew by about $50 million,… Read More →

Arizona scores NFL’s 2015 Pro Bowl

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The next Pro Bowl will be played in Arizona at the site of the Super Bowl, skipping Hawaii for the first time since 2010. The game will return to Hawaii in 2016, the NFL announced Wednesday. The 2015 game will be the third time the Pro Bowl is held in the same city as the… Read More →

Arizona hoteliers earn national awards

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Arizona took center stage and took home two national awards at the American Hotel & Lodging Association’s (AH&LA) annual Stars of the Industry awards ceremony held this week in Washington, DC. The “Outstanding Manager of the Year, Large Property” was awarded to Thomas Williams, Director of Guest Services at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. Williams has… Read More →

Spring training attendance grows

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Major League Baseball says spring training games drew a record average of 8,078 fans, up 7.3 percent from last year’s 7,527. The previous mark of 7,793 had been set in 2008. Overall attendance for 447 dates was 3,610,738, baseball’s fifth-highest total, the commissioner’s office said Tuesday. The Chicago Cubs drew 213,815 fans and an average… Read More →