phoenix convention and visitors bureau Archives

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 →

Downtown Art Walk Is A Homegrown Success

At First Fridays, thousands of residents and visitors gather - AZ Business Magazine June 2010

If you’ve ever been to the Downtown Phoenix area on the first Friday night of the month, you most likely noticed that the streets were alive with people. At First Fridays, thousands of residents and visitors gather to tour more than 70 galleries, venues and art-related shops in what has become one of the largest,… Read More →

Local First Arizona Champions Buying Locally

Local First Arizona Champions Buying Locally - AZ Business Magazine June 2010

Today, people generally recognize the importance of shopping locally and supporting our region’s independently owned and operated businesses. But that wasn’t always the case. As recently as seven years ago, the concept was nearly unheard of in Arizona. But in 2003, Kimber Lanning, of the independently owned and operated Stinkweeds music store, started Local First… Read More →

Downtown Phoenix Ambassadors Work To Make Visitors And Residents Feel At Home

Downtown Phoenix Ambassador program - AZ Business Magazine June 2010

Whether you are a visitor to the Downtown area trying to find a parking spot, a new resident in search of a security escort to your car, or a local looking for a new hotspot to frequent, the Downtown Phoenix Ambassadors can help. Perhaps you’ve noticed these boosters in bright orange — you know, the… Read More →