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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 →

Sky Harbor Honored at World Airport Awards

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The SkyTrax’s World Airport Awards, a global benchmark of airport excellence, recently named Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport as one of the World’s Best Airports serving 40-50 million passengers in 2014. Phoenix Sky Harbor ranked seventh in the world and joins the ranks of other international airports such as Incheon International Airport in South Korea… Read More →

Super Bowl Central will take over downtown

From left: David Rousseau, Chairman of Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee, Jay Parry, President & CEO, Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee, Greg Stanton, Mayor of Phoenix, Kate Gallego, Councilwoman District 8, Jim Waring, vice mayor of Phoenix and Michael Nowakowski, Councilman District 7.

The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee announced several major initiatives that will take over 12 city blocks in downtown Phoenix and together will serve as the hub of fan, sponsor, media and NFL activities for Super Bowl XLIX. The activities will cover 5th Street to First Avenue and Jefferson Street to Monroe Street and be… Read More →

Arizonan buys historic Hassayampa Inn

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Corporación de La Fonda announced today that it has closed the sale of the Hassayampa Inn, a 67-room full-service art-deco hotel built in 1927 and located in Prescott. The property was acquired by Michael V. Kouvelas, current general manager of the hotel. Kouvelas is an Arizona resident and second-generation hotelier as principal of Aris Ventures,… Read More →

Sedona No. 13 among Top 25 U.S. Destinations

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Sedona has been ranked as one of the Travelers’ Choice® 2014 “Top 25 Destinations in the United States.” Coming in at No. 13, Sedona is pleased with the abundance of positive feedback and awe-inspiring reaction of both long time visitors and newcomers to the area. “Sedona is a true oasis, a vacationer’s paradise in the… Read More →

Sky Harbor Now Offers Early Bag Check

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Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is bringing its popular Early Bag Check service to the Rental Car Center. The free service, already available at Sky Harbor’s East Economy Parking and 44th Street PHX Sky Train® station, officially launched this week. Travelers flying American Airlines, Southwest Airlines or US Airways can now check their luggage immediately… Read More →

Will 1062 hurt bid for 2016 GOP Convention?

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State legislation that would have allowed business owners to refuse to serve gays for religious reasons likely won’t impact Phoenix’s chances of hosting the 2016 national convention, Arizona Republican Party officials said Thursday. The Republican National Committee’s focus in evaluating potential sites is on venues, transportation and security, Arizona GOP Chairman Robert Graham said. “If… Read More →

Scottsdale Promotes Spring Training in Denver, S.F.

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February 19, 2014 by in Featured | Play Ball | Tourism

Spring training is a short countdown away, and the Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau is reminding Colorado Rockies and San Francisco Giants fans that Scottsdale is the place to be for baseball and sunshine. The bureau unveiled exterior and interior ad placements on the Denver Light Rail on Dec. 30 to promote Scottsdale’s spring training… Read More →

Chalk One Up for the Grand Canyon

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Don’t miss your chance to experience one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World right on the streets of Los Angeles, California (L.A.)! The Arizona Office of Tourism (AOT) is promoting travel to Arizona, LAtoAZ.com, and has commissioned chalk artist Tracy Lee Stum, one of the world’s foremost 3D street painters, to capture the… Read More →