Tourism

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
Traveler at airport curb
Despite a slight uptick in leisure travel in Arizona this spring and summer, conventions and business travel hasn’t returned.
Aug. 24, 2021
Rocky Point
With COVID-19 cases rising across the state in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, the beach town Puerto Peñasco, or Rocky Point, is upping safety precautions.
Aug. 6, 2021
KJZZ logo generic card
Tucson’s historic Hotel Congress, built in 1919, has been closed all July for renovations. Portions of the hotel are now slated to reopen Aug. 12.
Jul. 24, 2021
Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport
June was a record month for passenger traffic at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. The airport saw 151,219 travelers last month. That’s nearly 64,000 more than June 2020.
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Jul. 22, 2021
While leisure travel is rebounding, the hotel industry says nearly 500,000 jobs will not return by year’s end.
Jul. 22, 2021
Colorado River
The Bureau of Reclamation warns that the Colorado River may fluctuate without warning during the summer months.
Jul. 14, 2021
Phoenix Convention Center Suns marquee
The Phoenix Suns lost to the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 3 of the NBA Finals, the first Suns away game of the series. Fans flocked to downtown Phoenix to watch the game, even with the Suns playing in Milwaukee.
Jul. 11, 2021
Twin Arrows Casino
The Twin Arrows Resort Casino east of Flagstaff, the Navajo Nation’s largest casino, is preparing to reopen for the first time since the pandemic began. The resort will open its doors on Monday for the first time since March 2020.
Jul. 10, 2021

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