Sky Harbor
The pandemic has changed some demographics at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. Pre-pandemic, almost 70% were leisure travelers, now it’s more than 80%.
Nov. 23, 2021
The Arizona Snowbowl has delayed its opening day due to having no snow yet. The popular ski and snowboarding spot in northern Arizona was planning to open some of its initial runs for the season on Friday.
Nov. 16, 2021
Arizona travel ID poster
The Arizona Department of Transportation says now is the best time to upgrade to a travel ID for those who haven’t yet. Travel IDs will be required on all domestic flights starting in May 2023 to comply with the Real ID Act of 2005.
Nov. 16, 2021
Sky Harbor
The hotel industry is planning for a better holiday season compared to last year, but most people still plan to stay home. Nearly 30% of Americans are likely to travel for Thanksgiving and 33% for Christmas, according to a survey.
Nov. 9, 2021
traveler with luggage
After travel was much lower last year, Arizona is expecting an increase in snowbirds to travel to the state this winter.
Nov. 2, 2021
Oak Creek in July 2020.
Northern Arizona’s Oak Creek Canyon is popular with the state’s residents. But that affection comes with a cost: human waste poisoning the water with E. coli and deteriorating trails that were never intended.
Nov. 1, 2021
Old Town Scottsdale
Scottsdale residents and business owners are being asked to weigh in on future development in Old Town.
Nov. 1, 2021
Buddha Beach in Sedona
Far from the summer heat, many in the tourism industry are hoping the next couple of financial quarters bring a boom to their businesses — many of which are just now seeing gains.
Oct. 31, 2021
Arizona Border Crossings
The United States is reopening its land borders for nonessential travelers. The only requirement is to be fully vaccinated.
Oct. 13, 2021
A sign on a Phoenix restaurant advertises open positions
Restaurants in Arizona continue adapting to changes brought on by the pandemic in an effort to increase revenue after a decimating 2020.
Oct. 11, 2021
Southwest Airlines plane
AAA Arizona is reminding Southwest Airlines passengers of their rights following nationwide delays and cancellations by the airline that began over the weekend.
Oct. 11, 2021
hotel door
Hotels in both Phoenix and Arizona as a whole have lost hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue because of the pandemic.
Oct. 5, 2021
$100 bills
A state audit has found the agency responsible for promoting Arizona tourism failed to follow spending requirements. The audit found the Office of Tourism didn’t justify and document spending on sponsorships, trade shows and tours to the tune of $81,239.
Sep. 28, 2021
Passengers at Terminal 4 in Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
Sky Harbor International Airport is reporting its passenger numbers are nearing pre-pandemic levels and are up 63% from this time in 2020.
Sep. 28, 2021
hotel hallway
A new report shows the hotel industry across the country is projected to end the year down more than $59 billion in business travel revenue, compared to 2019 numbers.
Sep. 23, 2021
Tonto National Forest sign
Tonto National Forest announced plans to reroute several trails to improve sustainability. The new trails will be intended for use by hikers, bikers, and horse riders.
Sep. 22, 2021
Construction worker
Phoenix is working on a new program to get more people to work. On Tuesday, the City Council unanimously approved using $10 million in federal funds to provide training, education and monthly stipends.
Sep. 21, 2021
Bears Ears
The Bureau of Land Management would like to make changes at House on Fire, a popular recreation area in southern Utah.
Sep. 20, 2021
Arizona’s jobs picture is improving. State unemployment is at pre-pandemic levels, and some sectors are near recovery. But job growth may have something to do with Arizona’s population growth.
Sep. 17, 2021
flag image on wall
Phoenix is hosting the 102nd National Convention of the American Legion and this year’s event takes on special meaning. It marks the last time veterans from around the county will likely see the original site of Arizona’s oldest Legion Post.
Sep. 1, 2021


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