Travel & Hospitality

Mexicans' Easter Break Is Big Business In Southern Arizona

Via azcentral.com All eight gas pumps at the Circle K on bustling Mariposa Street here were occupied Tuesday night, with lines four-vehicles deep. Nearly all the cars and SUVs had Mexican license plates from the neighboring state of Sonora. It has become a nearly nightly ritual on the U.S. side of the border as drivers, their vehicles packed with suitcases and passengers, prepare to return to Mexico after a day

Charles M. Schulz - Sonoma County Airport (STS) Offers Second Daily American Airlines Flight to

Via prnewswire.com Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport (STS) and American Airlines announce the addition of a second daily non-stop flight to Phoenix-Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX). The initial arriving flight into Sonoma County will be on July 5, 2017 at 10:17 p.m. Thereafter, daily nonstop flights will be available departing Sonoma County at both 6 a.m. and 12:35 p.m. The two-hour flights will operate as American Eagle on

Addition of new attractions fuels Williams’ growth as a northern Arizona tourist destination

Thanks to increased attractions and tourists, The Circle Pines KOA campground in Williams, Arizona is now open year-round. — Photo courtesy KOA.com For more than a century, the tiny town of Williams has always been a popular overnight stop for tourists, given its proximity to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Williams is also home of the historic Grand Canyon Railroad, which first started taking tourists to visit the

Arizona RV Resorts Cater to Spring Training Enthusiasts

Via rvwest.com Arizona’s RV resorts are not only a destination of choice for winter snowbirds. They also serve as base camps for spring training enthusiasts from across the country. “Our properties are very popular for spring training enthusiasts,” said Jennifer Ludovice, a spokeswoman for Equity LifeStyle Properties, which owns and operates 33 RV resorts in Arizona. Spring training has become so popular that ELS has set up a web page

Boulders Resort & Spa Named AZ's Best Hotel, Again

Via azbigmedia.com U.S. News & World Report, a nationally recognized publisher of consumer advice and information, has again recognized the Boulders Resort & Spa with the prestigious “Gold Badge” award and named this luxury desert hideaway as one of the “Best Hotels in Arizona.” The Boulders Resort is applauded for its unpretentious ambience in the rugged Sonoran desert and has earned a spot on U.S. News’ most selective list since

Tucson's 2017 Women of Influence Winners

Via insidetucsonbusiness.com 2017 Women of Influence winners Administrative Champion Nicky Bauer Advertising/Public Relations Champion Stephanie Healy Arts/Culture Champion Linda Chorney Community Service Champion Kellie Terhune Neeley Non Profit Champion Judy McDermott Education Champion Brooke Meyer Financial/Banking Champion Laura Nagore Healthcare Champion Leigh Neumayer Licensed Professional Champion Annie Rolfe Mentorship Award Melissa Curran Outstanding Entrepreneur Mary Darling Public Service Award Cheryl Horvath Recreation/Hospitality Champion Suzanne Kaiser Rising Star Brandi Haga-Blackman Business

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Marriott International Inc. has laid off 56 people at its Scottsdale office at 15147 N. Scottsdale Road H210 as a result of its merger with Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. Via bizjournals.com The layoffs were an expected result of the merger, and employees were notified prior to the announcement, according to representatives. Marriott and Starwood closed their merger deal in September, which was valued at $12.6 billion when shareholders

11 Wonders of Arizona

Via matadornetwork.com ARIZONA HAS A CERTAIN magic to it. There’s the awe-inspiring sandstone buttes of Monument Valley and the hidden depths of Kartchner Caverns, the climate extremes, the enormous sky. The U.S. is home to only one of the seven natural wonders of the world, and it’s in Arizona. Here, we have scenery that’s basically designed to fuel artists’ imaginations. And that’s not even mentioning the quirky attractions like haunted

Tucson's Moxy Hotel is the first in 30 years

Via azbigmedia.com Tucson hasn’t seen a new hotel in 30 years, but that is quickly changing as two more hotels are announced, totaling three hotels that are in the works. Marriott announced plans to develop a Moxy Hotel, its hip Millennial-minded hotel concept, just one block away from its AC Marriott hotel that is being built at Broadway and Fifth Avenues. The Moxy Hotel will be located above the Depot

Source: Iconic Rancho de la Osa Guest Ranch Purchased by Dude Ranch Pros, Will Reopen Feb. 1 – PR.com Two passionate dude ranch owner/operators are partnering to save historic Rancho de la Osa near Sasabe on the Arizona/Mexico border. The storied property dates from the 1700s and was operated as a guest ranch from 1925 to 2014. The new owners plan to reopen the ranch resort and welcome guests on