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Female leaders rise up in Arizona tourism industry

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It might surprise people to know that tourism generates more money for Arizona than aerospace, agriculture, microelectronics and mining. And leading that $20-billion-a-year economic juggernaut are a bunch of women. Debbie Johnson is president and CEO of the Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association, Sherry Henry is executive director of the Arizona Office of Tourism and… 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 →

Sporting events pump billions into Arizona economy

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by in Featured | Sports

If you build it, they will come. We did. And they have. Over the last decade, the Valley has added Jobing.com Arena, University of Phoenix Stadium, built new spring training facilities, upgraded old ones and visiting sports fans have responded by pumping billions of dollars annually into the economy. And when the Super Bowl returns… Read More →

Glendale CVB Rising in the West

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by in Business News | Economy | Travel

Game on! Cities like Glendale, Peoria, Goodyear, Surprise, and the other 14 cities that make up the West Valley are capitalizing on the rapid expansion of tourism and hospitality amenities — particularly spring training baseball facilities and other sports-related events — to grab a bigger share of the $18 billion that Arizona’s 37 million annual… Read More →

Arizona Tourism Alliance

Arizona Tourism Alliance Brian Johnson

Brian Johnson Managing Director Loews Ventana Canyon www.loewshotels.com With 33 years in the industry, Brian Johnson has experienced firsthand the roller coaster ride the tourism industry takes as the economy shifts. Johnson has risen far in his career, working his way up from a dishwasher to his current position as managing director of the iconic… Read More →