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Ducey proclaims Arizona Travel and Tourism Week

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Governor Doug Ducey, along with the Arizona Office of Tourism (AOT), has proclaimed May 1-7, 2016 as Arizona Travel and Tourism Week. The recognition honors Arizona’s tourism industry as a top revenue generator for the state. Arizona Travel and Tourism Week aligns with the U.S. Travel Associations’ annual celebration of National Travel and Tourism Week.… Read More →

AzLTA names David Drennon as new EVP

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The Arizona Lodging and Tourism Association and Valley Hotel and Resort Association are pleased to announce David Drennon as the new executive vice president. Drennon brings extensive industry knowledge from his most recent role as vice president, strategic initiatives at the Arizona Commerce Authority, where he worked to promote Arizona’s tourism and business assets, climate… Read More →

Royal Palms Debuts Brand New T. Cook’s

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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 →

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 →

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

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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 →

Commercial Real Estate Veteran Larry Pobuda Joins Transwestern’s Phoenix Team

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by in Business News | Newsmakers

Transwestern announced that commercial real estate veteran Larry Pobuda has joined its Phoenix office, increasing its role in the leasing and sales of office buildings and providing in-depth expertise in development and investment. As senior vice president, Pobuda serves institutional, corporate and private owners, as well as corporate users. “It is exciting to make strategic… Read More →

Kiehl's Since 1851 Arrives in Scottsdale

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by in Beauty | Scottsdale News

The Store Kiehl’s Since 1851, the venerable New York-based purveyor of fine quality skin and hair care preparations, opened its very first retail store in at Scottsdale Fashion Square. Kiehl’s is proud to offer visitors and the Scottsdale community the opportunity to discover the brand’s efficacious skin, hair and body care products, personalized customer service… 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 →

Q&A with HSMAI president

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by in Featured | Marketing

Penny Allphin, the national sales manager for the Hassayampa Inn in Prescott, is president of the Arizona Chapter of the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI). She brings a wealth of experience in the hospitality industry — including positions with Wigwam Golf Resort & Spa, Carefree Resort & Villas, and Radisson Poco Diablo Resort… Read More →

Greater Phoenix CVB promotes 3 as part of reorganization effort

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by in Business News

The Greater Phoenix Convention & Visitors Bureau, the nonprofit organization that markets metropolitan Phoenix as a visitor and meeting destination, has promoted Michael Mooney to the position of Executive Vice President. Mooney, who previously held the title of Chief Operating Officer, will continue to serve in that role. He joined the Greater Phoenix CVB in… Read More →

Masiulewicz takes leadership role in MPI

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by in Economy | Featured

Donna Masiulewicz, a native of Chicago, was named president of the Arizona Sunbelt Chapter of Meeting Professionals International for the 2012 – 2013 year. Masiulewicz earned her BA from Northern Illinois University in Spanish Translation and International Marketing.  She began her career in the hospitality industry working in association meetings management and tenured in corporate… Read More →

Technology expands meeting and conference industry

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by in Business News | Marketing | Tech

We don’t catch up over coffee anymore, we catch up on Facebook. Technology has changed the way we date, invite people to parties, and even watch TV. It’s only natural that technology will change the face of business meetings and conferences. “As a chapter and in addition to our website, we utilize social media outlets… Read More →

Meetings and conventions drive tourism industry

by in Business News | Economy

Steve Moore, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Convention and Visitors Bureau, knows his industry is big business. “If Arizona’s tourism industry were a publicly traded entity,” he says, “it would be the third-largest company in the state—just behind Avnet and Freeport-McMoran, and just ahead of US Airways and PetSmart.” Despite the economic downturn… Read More →

Snowbowl will open Thursday

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by in Business News | Sports | Travel

A northern Arizona ski resort that got nearly three feet of snow from recent storms is opening this week. Skiers and snowboarders can hit the slopes Thursday at the Arizona Snowbowl. Another ski area, Sunrise Park Resort near Greer, plans to open a day earlier. A winter storm moving into the state late Tuesday into… Read More →