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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

Traffic Congestion, Ways to Reduce in Phoenix, AZ
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 →

Arizona plans road projects with reduced funding

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The Arizona Department of Transportation says it will be working with $350 million less as it maps out construction projects for the next five years. The department says the decreased funding is due to stagnant revenue from gas and vehicle license taxes, and declining federal aid. Director John Halikowski says some tough decisions will have… Read More →

How will airline merger impact Arizona?

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February 14, 2013 by in Business News | Travel

The potential merger of US Airways and American Airways raised fears in Arizona that the combined airline would ditch its major hub in Phoenix, costing thousands of jobs in a region just now recovering from the housing collapse and recession that crippled the economy for years. But when the merger was announced Thursday, city and… Read More →

Report: AMR, US Airways boards meet Wednesday

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February 12, 2013 by in Business News | Travel

Directors of American Airlines and US Airways reportedly plan to meet Wednesday to consider a merger. The Wall Street Journal reported Monday that negotiators were still considering the makeup of the combined company’s board and an exact role for the CEO of American parent AMR Corp. US Airways and AMR declined to comment. The companies… Read More →

Fuller planes help US Airways double profit

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January 23, 2013 by in Business News | Travel

US Airways said net income doubled in the fourth quarter as its planes were fuller and it made more money off each passenger. The airline on Wednesday reported a profit of $37 million, or 22 cents per share, compared with $18 million, or 11 cents per share a year ago. Excluding special items, net income… Read More →

Flyers can pay $40 to board first on Southwest

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January 22, 2013 by in Business News | Travel

Want to board first on a Southwest Airlines flight? Now you can pay $40 for the privilege. Southwest Airlines will let people pay to be part of their first boarding group, group “A.” The airline does not have assigned seating and lets passengers board in three groups, A, B and C. Currently, passengers can ensure… Read More →

Scottsdale Launches Warm-Weather Campaign

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January 18, 2013 by in Business News | Marketing | Travel

The Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau is promoting Scottsdale as a warm-weather destination in New York, Canada, and other top markets with the launch of its 2013 warm-weather marketing campaign. During February 2013, New Yorkers riding the 42nd Street subway will find themselves soaking up the sun in the Sonoran Desert, relaxing in a Scottsdale… Read More →