Arizona Lodging and Tourism Association Archives

Az Business honors Most Influential Women in Arizona Business


A crowd of nearly 500 packed Desert Botanical Garden Thursday to honor Az Business magazine’s Most Influential Women in Arizona Business for 2016. “All the women we are honoring tonight have procured influence in their respective fields through hard-earned track records of profitability, leadership and innovation,” said AZ Big Media Publisher Cheryl Green. “These women are… Read More →

Kim Sabow: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Kim Sabow

Kim Sabow, president and CEO, Arizona Lodging and Tourism Association Sabow joined AzLTA in 2015 and previously served as director of the Arizona-Mexico Commission. Advice: “Surround yourself with strong talent — hire people smarter than you. Listen. Communicate. Take risks and don’t be afraid to make mistakes. Never stop learning. It’s OK not to have all… Read More →

Arizona draws more than 1 million Canadian tourists

HSMAI - Tourism

Record breaking is simply the best way to describe Arizona’s unique relationship with Canada as the state celebrates Canada Week.  For the first time ever, 2015 brought more than one million recorded Canadian tourists to explore and enjoy communities across all of Arizona. “Arizona enjoys a long standing friendship with our Canadian neighbors who bring… Read More →

Increasing tourism shows importance of Arizona’s brand

Hiking Adventures - EAZ Fall-Winter 2012

The latest data on Arizona’s tourism industry says that business is on the upswing, which is good news for a state looking to put the Great Recession in its rearview mirror. According to the Arizona Office of Tourism, the number of people visiting Arizona has surged back to pre-recession levels, providing a much needed injection… Read More →

HSMAI helps hospitality industry fuel sales

by in Business News | Economy | Featured

Like most industries, hospitality took a hit during the economic downturn, but the Arizona travel industry started to recover in 2010 and pumped $18.3 billion in direct travel spending into Arizona’s economy in 2011. Helping fuel that economic engine is the Arizona chapter of the he Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI). “HSMAI’s mission… Read More →