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Pinnacle Aviation expands private charter operations

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Scottsdale-based Pinnacle Aviation has recently added a new aircraft to their charter fleet, the Phenom 100. Pinnacle Aviation offers numerous options for any charter need, and has now expanded those options with the addition of a new jet. “Pinnacle Aviation serves many Arizona-based corporate and individual travelers that need aircraft for short and frequent trips,”… Read More →

Spirit Airlines Joins Phoenix Sky Harbor

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Spirit Airlines announced today that it will begin operations at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on October 24. This news comes on the heels of the US Airways, now the New American, increasing the presence of the largest airline in the world in Phoenix and of Volaris Airlines announcing nonstop flights to Mexico starting October… Read More →

Pinnacle Aviation receives top global safety award

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Scottsdale-based Pinnacle Aviation has been awarded a Platinum Rating by ARGUS as well as IS-BAO Stage II Registration. Pinnacle Aviation was audited by the ARGUS CHEQ system, the most accurate and detailed third-party due diligence system for charter operators, buyers and passengers around the world and subsequently given their highest rating. They were also audited… Read More →

Wright earns new title from Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix

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The Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix has announced the promotion of Carla-Risha Wright to senior sales manager, group at the luxury hotel in time for its upcoming 25th anniversary. In her new position, Wright will be responsible for managing large group business for the property in the Western and Southern regions of the United States. Joseph Wronski, Director… Read More →

Shareholders OK US Airways -American merger

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US Airways and American Airlines moved closer to creating the world’s biggest airline Friday, as US Airways shareholders overwhelmingly approved their proposed merger. Shareholders of US Airways Group Inc. would get 28 percent of the shares in the combined company, with the rest going to creditors, employees and shareholders of American Airlines parent AMR Corp.… Read More →

3 alternatives for Phoenix-to-Tucson rail line

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Arizona transportation officials studying the feasibility of a passenger rail line between Phoenix and Tucson have narrowed the list of alternatives to three. State Department of Transportation officials said Tuesday that all three alternatives would run along Interstate 10 south of Eloy. One alternative would share the right of way with Union Pacific Railroad north… Read More →

Glendale CVB Launches a New Blog

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The Glendale Convention & Visitors Bureau is offering a new tool to attract travelers to Glendale and the West Valley and help people keep up with events and tourism-related activities. The Glendale CVB is now blogging about the best places, deals and events to check out. The Glendale CVB is launching this new blog to… Read More →

More than 4,500 Mennonites will gather in Phoenix

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June 28, 2013 by in Events | Travel

More than 4,500 Mennonites of all ages will attend Phoenix 2013, the biennial convention of Mennonite Church USA, to be held July 1–6 in the Phoenix Convention Center. The convention’s theme, “Citizens of God’s Kingdom: Healed in Hope” (“Ciudadanos del Reino de Dios: Sanados por la Esperanza”), is inspired by Psalm 24:1, Philippians 3:20-21, Romans… Read More →

Palomar offers superb Staycation options

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I’ve been a downtown dweller for a decade now. I’ve lived in the historic district of Phoenix since before First Friday brought in the cool kids, long before there were bars in the Roosevelt district to attract the hipsters, and well before CityScape made downtown Phoenix a destination for something other than a sporting event… Read More →

Volaris will fly out of Sky Harbor

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Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is welcoming a new airline that will operate direct flights to two cities in Mexico. Officials say Volaris, the largest Mexican low-cost airline, will fly nonstop, three times a week from Phoenix to Mexico City and Phoenix to Guadalajara beginning later this year. Details on exact days and times have… Read More →

Kimpton expands into Northern Arizona

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June 25, 2013 by in Business News | Travel

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants today announced that it has purchased Amara Resort and Spa, one of the leading resorts in Sedona, Ariz. The property was acquired through the company’s proprietary KHP-III fund, which closed in first quarter this year. The 100-room boutique resort overlooking Sedona’s beautiful Oak Creek, will be the third Kimpton hotel in… Read More →

Flagstaff CVB Launches New Marketing Campaign

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June 24, 2013 by in Business News | Marketing | Travel

Visitors planning a trip to Flagstaff this summer will see a brand new look when they research the destination online. The Flagstaff Convention and Visitors Bureau launched a new marketing campaign that drives potential visitors to the redesigned flagstaffarizona.org website, which went live on Tuesday, June 18. “We are excited to provide visitors with a… Read More →

Sanctuary Receives 2013 'Stars of the Industry' Award

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Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain, the country’s premier luxury resort, was recognized by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) with a 2013 “Stars of the Industry” award during its Summer Summit in Denver, Colo. Sanctuary’s 2012 “Escape for GOOD” fundraiser, which raised $10 million benefiting Athletes for Hope and UGIVE, two nonprofits dedicated to inspiring… Read More →

Sanctuary Receives 2013 ‘Stars of the Industry’ Award

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Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain, the country’s premier luxury resort, was recognized by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) with a 2013 “Stars of the Industry” award during its Summer Summit in Denver, Colo. Sanctuary’s 2012 “Escape for GOOD” fundraiser, which raised $10 million benefiting Athletes for Hope and UGIVE, two nonprofits dedicated to inspiring… Read More →

Hyatt Regency Scottsdale earns honor

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May 31, 2013 by in Business News | Travel

Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch received the esteemed AAA Four Diamond Rating. Hyatt Regency Scottsdale has maintained this celebrated rating consecutively since 1988. Hotels at this level are committed to providing every guest with a personalized experience and attentive service in comfortable, high-quality surroundings, according to AAA. They typically offer an… Read More →

Massive Downtown Phoenix Pillow Fight coming

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Kimpton’s Hotel Palomar Phoenix at CityScape will celebrate its one-year anniversary with a flurry of feathers during the largest pillow fight to ever hit Downtown Phoenix. On June 5th in the hotel’s second-floor Living Room, hotel staff will provide pillows and be on-site to share tips for friendly battles and proper techniques. Blue Hound Kitchen… Read More →

Hotel Palomar Phoenix offers Staycation deals

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May 23, 2013 by in Featured | Travel

As the weather warms up and Memorial Day rolls around, it’s got everyone thinking about what they’re doing and where they’re going this summer. If staying locally is in the cards, the Hotel Palomar Phoenix at CityScape offers some amazing deals. Here are just a few of the Staycation options at the hotel this summer… Read More →

San Diego’s Coronado Island is perfect family getwaway

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May 16, 2013 by in Featured | Travel

I was sitting at breakfast when my 15-year-old daughter took a break from watching “Breaking Bad” on her iPhone and said, “Mom, we should take a girls’ vacation.” After patting myself on my back for doing something right while trying to act like a sane Mom to four daughters, working full-time, and finding time for… Read More →

Stay-and-Sweat with Fitness Retreats

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May 15, 2013 by in Featured | Sports | Travel

Fitness retreats are a fast-booming business with health-conscious travelers looking to upkeep their fitness routines while vacationing — and leave them with a little more wiggle room to indulge. For vacationers looking to stay-and-sweat, Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain’s Triathlon Prep Program and Satori Wellness Retreat elevate the healthy getaway experience with unique retreats led by… Read More →

Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort Opens Memorial Weekend

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The Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise (NNGE), announced that the grand opening of its Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort, located along I-40, exit 219, just east of Flagstaff, Ariz., will take place May 24, 2013. Grand opening events throughout Memorial weekend will highlight rich Navajo traditions while showcasing the property’s state-of-the art gaming, luxurious resort accommodations,… Read More →

Twin Arrows Casino Opens Memorial Weekend

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April 8, 2013 by in Business News | Travel

The Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise (NNGE), announced that the grand opening of its Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort, located along I-40, exit 219, just east of Flagstaff, Ariz., will take place May 24, 2013. Grand opening events throughout Memorial weekend will highlight rich Navajo traditions while showcasing the property’s state-of-the art gaming, luxurious resort accommodations,… Read More →

Solar-powered airplane stopping in Phoenix

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A solar-powered plane set to embark on a multi-city trip across the United States is scheduled to depart Moffett Field in Mountain View, Calif., on May 1, weather permitting. These are the cities, in order, of where the plane would stop for about 10 days and the distances between their airports: 1. From Mountain View,… Read More →

Aero Jet Services expands operations

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Scottsdale-based Aero Jet Services has just announced they are expanding their operations to Sarasota, Florida.  They are an industry leader in luxury private jet charter around the globe and wear the crown as #1 in Arizona. They will officially open their location at the Dolphin Aviation Facility at the Sarasota-Bradenton Int. Airport (SQR) on April… Read More →

Public Identifies Transit Priorities for Southwest Valley

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March 11, 2013 by in Business News | Travel

The Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG), in partnership with West Valley cities and through extensive input from residents, has completed a transit system study that identifies a local transit plan for the Southwest Valley. MAG has worked in partnership over the past year with the cities of Phoenix, Avondale, Goodyear, Tolleson, Litchfield Park, the town… Read More →