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Courting The Locals Could Be The Key To Keeping Arizona’s Struggling Tourism Industry Viable

Man rock climbing with another man on belay and a woman standing nearby

For years, state tourism and hospitality enjoyed a healthy dose of success. As the population boomed, so did travel, with out-of-state visitors increasing steadily from 2002 through 2007. But the recession, coupled with a decline in corporate meetings, made 2009 a very difficult year for the tourism and hospitality industry. Arizona resorts and hotels that… Read More →