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HSMAI member profile: Tiffany Nelson

Tiffany.Nelson
by in Featured | Marketing | Sports

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 the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI). Az Business… Read More →

HSMAI member profile: Lynn M. Flosi

Lynn Flosi 1-2013
by in Featured | Marketing

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 the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI). Az Business… Read More →

Mesa CVB Names New CEO

mesa - new ceo and president

The Mesa Convention & Visitors Bureau (Mesa CVB) along with their board of directors has named Marc Garcia president and chief executive officer. The announcement comes after a six-month absence in the position following the passing of Robert Brinton last October. “We welcome Mr. Garcia to Mesa and are excited to have him lead us… Read More →

ASU Honors Small Businesses

Spirit of Enterprise
by in Economy | Featured | Small Biz

Five small businesses were recognized at the 14th annual Spirit of Enterprise Awards, presented by the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. The awards are given out to small businesses that exemplify the best in ethics, energy and excellence in entrepreneurship. “Finding a niche and starting a business is a daunting task,”… Read More →

Infographic: Arizona Visitor Spending

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by in Featured | Infographics | Travel

What out-of-state tourists are spending on when they visit the Grand Canyon State. Source: Dean Runyon Associates/Arizona Office of Tourism Infographic: Arizona Visitor Spending was last modified: February 4th, 2016 by Dana Wentzel

ATA Profile: Jim Prueter, Senior Vice President of AAA Arizona

Jim Prueter Senior Vice President, AAA Arizona www.aaaaz.com As senior vice president of AAA Arizona, Jim Prueter is part of a company that provides automotive, insurance and travel services to nearly 800,000 Arizona members. He’s no stranger to AAA, having worked as vice president of AAA Mid Atlantic in Philadelphia, and as executive vice president… Read More →

ATA Profile: Deborah Ostreicher, Deputy Aviation Director At Sky Harbor International Airport

Deborah Ostreicher Deputy Aviation Director, Sky Harbor International Airport www.skyharbor.com As deputy aviation director of Sky Harbor International Airport, Deborah Ostreicher has a hands-on grasp of the travel industry. A typical day at the airport includes more than 1,200 aircrafts arriving and departing and more than 100,000 passengers coming and going. It’s no surprise that… Read More →

Travel Company Sells Self-Guided Cycling And Hiking Tours Throughout Europe

Loren Siekman

Loren Siekman Discover France Adventures Title: Founder and general manager Est.: 1994 | www.discoverfrance.com If trekking through the countryside of France is your idea of a dream vacation, then Discover France Adventures is your ticket to a satisfying holiday. Discover France Adventures, based in Scottsdale, is an adventure travel company that sells self-guided cycling and… Read More →