Articles tagged “arizona”

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How Destinations Can Capitalize on the Small-Meetings Movement

How Destinations Can Capitalize on the Small-Meetings Movement

Visit Phoenix + Skift

Creative meeting planners are embracing the small-scale gathering, as attendees demand that events be more interesting, memorable, and worth their time. Destinations with unique hospitality options and easy access to nature are best poised to capitalize on this move to miniaturize meetings.

3 months ago

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Downtown 2.0: How One City Revamped Its Urban Core and Reshaped What Meetings There Can Be

Downtown 2.0: How One City Revamped Its Urban Core and Reshaped What Meetings There Can Be

Visit Phoenix + Skift

With a flood of smart development, downtown Phoenix is positioning itself as a top-flight meeting destination with the ‘round-the-clock amenities, fresh infrastructure, and local flavor that today’s attendees demand.

9 months ago

Arizona Bill Stopping Cities From Banning Vacation Rentals Heads to Governor

Arizona Bill Stopping Cities From Banning Vacation Rentals Heads to Governor

Deanna Ting, Skift

It's obvious that states and cities throughout the U.S. are trying to find the right balance between welcoming the sharing economy and regulating it. It's still unclear whether laws like this streamline the experience for consumers or ignore community needs when it comes to short-term rentals.

3 years ago

New Data on Airbnb in Phoenix Takes Aim at Arizona’s Pro-Sharing Economy Stance

New Data on Airbnb in Phoenix Takes Aim at Arizona’s Pro-Sharing Economy Stance

Deanna Ting, Skift

While it's pretty clear that the hotel industry and Airbnb are at odds with one another, it's still obvious that more transparent data is sorely needed to understand the true impact of Airbnb and other home sharing platforms on cities and communities.

3 years ago

Arizona State Senate Blocks Its Cities From Regulating Airbnb

Arizona State Senate Blocks Its Cities From Regulating Airbnb

Ryan Van Velzer, Associated Press

We've yet to see a state that's struck the right balance between simplifying standards — which is good — and letting communities decide what's best for their residents. Not all towns are created equal, as Florida (which has a similar law) has learned.

3 years ago

Arizona Has a New Tourism Director

Arizona Has a New Tourism Director

Associated Press

We're always impressed by Arizona's ability to get so many people to come to the desert.

4 years ago

Arizona Businesses Hope the Home Team Doesn’t Make the Super Bowl

Arizona Businesses Hope the Home Team Doesn’t Make the Super Bowl

Mason Levinson, Bloomberg

If the NFL wants to guarantee the home team won't host the big game, they should just alternate between Oakland and Tampa Bay, Florida every other year.

5 years ago

Phoenix International Airport Had Its Busiest Month in History in March

Phoenix International Airport Had Its Busiest Month in History in March

Associated Press

A rebounding business travel market in the U.S. coupled with increased foreign arrivals are pushing passenger volume at U.S. airports to new records in 2014. But it's worth noting that Phoenix did so well in a month that began with prominent people pushing a boycott of Arizona for its anti-gay laws (before they were pulled back).

5 years ago

Hawaii Tourism Says it Makes $88 Million for Every $5 Million It Invests in a Pro Bowl

Hawaii Tourism Says it Makes $88 Million for Every $5 Million It Invests in a Pro Bowl

Samantha Shankman, Skift

While the Pro Bowl may be good for Hawaii, these very ver optimistic numbers smack of Brand USA accounting rather than reality.

5 years ago

Arizona Officials Face Tough Task Wooing Visitors From Mexico

Arizona Officials Face Tough Task Wooing Visitors From Mexico

Associated Press

Yes, having a state that's the national short-hand for unwelcome and intolerant certainly does make tourism and trade more difficult.

5 years ago

The Tourism Industry That Wouldn’t Stand for Arizona’s Anti-Gay Push

The Tourism Industry That Wouldn’t Stand for Arizona’s Anti-Gay Push

Scott Mayerowitz, Associated Press

If Arizona wanted to keep any of its already smaller conventions and meetings business it had to make sure this bill never became law.

5 years ago

American Air and Southwest Join the Opposition to Arizona Anti-Gay Bill

American Air and Southwest Join the Opposition to Arizona Anti-Gay Bill

Jennifer Oldham, Bloomberg

Arizona has proven it has a knack for being on the wrong side of history in a way that really, really hurts its tourism industry. It's latest bone-headed move is par for the course.

5 years ago