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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 →

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 →

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 →

Mesa Airlines Receives FAA Maintenance Diamond Award

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February 4, 2014 by in Business News | Travel

Mesa Airlines, Inc. announced that the Company’s Maintenance team was awarded the Federal Aviation Administration’s prestigious Employer’s Diamond Award for 2013. The award is based on participation of 100% of the company’s eligible aviation maintenance technicians (“AMTs”) completing a specified amount of initial and recurrent training during the year. Of Mesa’s 237 eligible maintenance professionals, 237… Read More →

Luxury Lake Yacht Rentals to Be Introduced at Lake Powell

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January 9, 2014 by in Featured | Tourism | Travel

A new level of luxury is coming to the magnificent Lake Powell with the addition of the new Axiom Star fleet, a one-of-a-kind collection of lake yachts. Beginning today, guests can book their summer vacation on one of Lake Powell Resorts & Marinas’ new lavish vessels. “We are excited to offer our guests the opportunity… Read More →

Indigo Partners Acquires Frontier Airlines

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December 4, 2013 by in Business News | Travel

Indigo Partners announced that it has completed the acquisition of Frontier Airlines from Republic Airways Holdings. Final terms of the transaction, which was first announced on October 1, 2013, are not being disclosed.

Mediator will help settle proposed airlines merger lawsuit

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October 30, 2013 by in Business News | Travel

American Airlines, US Airways and the U.S. Justice Department say that they have agreed on a mediator to try to settle the government’s lawsuit against the airlines’ proposed merger. But if they can’t settle, the sides are preparing for a trial scheduled to start Nov. 25. The CEOs of American parent AMR Corp. and US… Read More →

Tips to save money on holiday travel

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October 29, 2013 by in Featured | Travel

The holidays are just around the corner, and Allegiant wants everyone to save both money and stress this holiday season with these 10 helpful tips. 1. Book Early. The earlier you book your holiday travel the more you will save. The holidays are extremely busy travel periods with many flights completely selling out. Airlines price… Read More →

Airports seek opportunity to support airline merger

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October 28, 2013 by in Business News | Travel

The airports dominated by American Airlines and US Airways say they’ll be hurt if the carriers can’t merge. The airports want to file a friend-of-the-court statement supporting the merger, which is the subject of a trial scheduled to start Nov. 25 in U.S. district court in Washington. The request was filed Monday by Dallas-Fort Worth… Read More →

San Diego offers free admission for kids in October

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October 11, 2013 by in Featured | Tourism | Travel

Arizona residents flock to San Diego in the summer to escape the relentlessly dry heat. But have Arizona families ever considered experiencing the coastal city’s plethora of family adventures in the fall? With almost guaranteed perfect weather, weeks of endless fun and entertainment and special family discounts, families can celebrate the season with the second… Read More →

Visit Phoenix spearheads sales blitz in D.C.

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September 19, 2013 by in Business News | Marketing | Travel

Commuters hailing a cab or waiting for public transit in Washington, D.C. this month are likely to get a glimpse of iconic Phoenix imagery before their trip commences. Visit Phoenix (CVB) is blitzing the D.C. area with a transit-based advertising buy that includes mini-billboards atop taxis and digital posters in transit stations. The ads showcase… Read More →

Sky Train Project Recognized with Environmental Award

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September 18, 2013 by in Business News | Green | Travel

The PHX Sky Train™ has been selected for a top honor in the prestigious Arizona Forward Environmental Excellence Awards, receiving the first-place Crescordia award in the Multi-modal Transportation & Connectivity category. In addition, a public art project featured on one of the PHX Sky Train™ pedestrian bridges received special recognition. Arizona Forward, in partnership with… Read More →

Residence Inn Hotel To Open In Downtown Tempe

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September 16, 2013 by in Business News | Travel

The 173-suite Residence Inn by Marriott in Tempe, Arizona is scheduled to open later this month. Located at 510 South Forest Avenue, the Residence Inn Downtown Tempe is owned by Miami based Finvarb Group and managed by Marriott International, Inc. Located in the Mill Avenue District in the heart of downtown Tempe and five miles from… Read More →

Phoenix Agency helps market Monterey CVB

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September 12, 2013 by in Business News | Marketing | Travel

The Phoenix office of Cramer-Krasselt, the nation’s second-largest independent integrated marketing agency, has been tapped as agency of record for Monterey County Convention and Visitors Bureau (MCCVB). C-K will handle brand strategy and positioning, advertising, media planning and buying, as well as generating word-of-mouth/talk value for the breathtaking areas of Monterey County.  C-K competed against… Read More →

Road Trip Alert: California Celebrates September Wine Month

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September 11, 2013 by in Featured | Travel

Anyone looking for a quick getaway to get them through the (hopefully) final 100-plus degree days of the year? If so, just look to the Northwest to California, as September is officially wine month from Temecula to Paso Robles to Napa – and everywhere in between. California Wine Month in September was created by the… Read More →

Royal Palms Debuts Brand New T. Cook's

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September 11, 2013 by in Business News | Dining | Travel

On September 9th, Royal Palms Resort and Spa re-opened the highly acclaimed T. Cook’s restaurant. Highlighting Executive Chef Paul McCabe’s creative interpretation of New American cooking, the Mediterranean-inspired design and architecture; the restaurant is introducing a new culinary and overall guest experience while remaining loyal to the treasured, timeless atmosphere guests have come to know… Read More →

Royal Palms Debuts Brand New T. Cook’s

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September 11, 2013 by in Business News | Dining | Travel

On September 9th, Royal Palms Resort and Spa re-opened the highly acclaimed T. Cook’s restaurant. Highlighting Executive Chef Paul McCabe’s creative interpretation of New American cooking, the Mediterranean-inspired design and architecture; the restaurant is introducing a new culinary and overall guest experience while remaining loyal to the treasured, timeless atmosphere guests have come to know… Read More →

Airport Parking Becomes Easier with New Feature

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Parking at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport has become more efficient thanks to a new service called Credit Card Express.   To use the service, travelers simply insert their credit or debit card into the machine upon entry. Then, when exiting, reinsert the same card.  There is no longer a need to take and hold onto… Read More →

CVB’s campaign highlights Scottsdale’s warm fall weather

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Scottsdale residents can keep their summer shorts, flip flops and bikinis out for another three months. With the launch of the new fall marketing campaign, the Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau is encouraging visitors to do the same. The bureau’s “Break the Rules” campaign, which runs from Aug. 16 through Oct. 15, plays on Scottsdale’s… Read More →

CVB's campaign highlights Scottsdale’s warm fall weather

Tourism Industry - AZ Business Magazine January/February 2012

Scottsdale residents can keep their summer shorts, flip flops and bikinis out for another three months. With the launch of the new fall marketing campaign, the Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau is encouraging visitors to do the same. The bureau’s “Break the Rules” campaign, which runs from Aug. 16 through Oct. 15, plays on Scottsdale’s… Read More →

Sheraton Phoenix Downtown 1st to use Urban Cultivator

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Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel recently installed Arizona’s first commercial-use Urban Cultivator™ to grow, sprout and harvest a wide selection of fresh and aromatic micro greens and herbs. Now guests of the hotel and its restaurant, District American Kitchen and Wine Bar, can experience a wide array of delicious and hard-to-find greens all year round. The… Read More →

Navajo Nation focuses on first casino in Arizona

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August 9, 2013 by in Economy | Featured | Travel

Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort, the Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise’s first casino in Arizona, is expected to be a major economic engine for the Flagstaff area. “Twin Arrows will create a new benchmark in gaming entertainment while improving the economic health and prosperity of the Navajo Nation,” said Derrick Watchman, chief executive officer of the… Read More →

Magical Relaxation, 4-Diamond Fare at L’Auberge Sedona

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August 5, 2013 by in Around Arizona | Dining | Events | Travel

From my 10th floor office window in Downtown Phoenix, I can literally see the summer heat. It’s there in the yellowing grass wrapping the building below; it’s eye level as it snakes over and swallows the Estrella Mountains in the western distance. I may be wrapped up below a vent of ridiculously icy air-conditioning, but… Read More →

Magical Relaxation, 4-Diamond Fare at L'Auberge Sedona

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August 5, 2013 by in Around Arizona | Dining | Events | Travel

From my 10th floor office window in Downtown Phoenix, I can literally see the summer heat. It’s there in the yellowing grass wrapping the building below; it’s eye level as it snakes over and swallows the Estrella Mountains in the western distance. I may be wrapped up below a vent of ridiculously icy air-conditioning, but… Read More →