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Sonoran COVID-19 Response
This week will be the first Holy Week with few, if any, pandemic restrictions in place.
Apr. 11, 2022
Jose Sierra
Sonoran officials were in Phoenix on Thursday to promote a real estate summit that they hope can grow into a yearly gathering alternating between the United States and Mexico.
Apr. 7, 2022
American Airlines plane on tarmac
Late Tuesday afternoon, Flight 194 marked American Airlines’ first direct flight from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport to London Heathrow Airport in more than two years.
Apr. 5, 2022
canada flag
Starting April 1, 2022, the Canadian government no longer required fully-vaccinated travelers to be COVID-tested before re-entering the country.
Apr. 5, 2022
Tucson skyline
An Arizona House panel voted to allow for the creation of a Southern Arizona Sports, Tourism and Film Authority, with the aim of expanding tourism in lower Arizona.
Mar. 29, 2022
Sunset Crater
A bill introduced in Congress would expand the area of northern Arizona’s popular Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument.
Mar. 29, 2022
Fronteras Desk logo
Sonoran Gov. Alfonso Durazo says local, state and federal authorities are working together to ensure a safe and enjoyable Holy Week, which falls in mid-April this year.
Mar. 28, 2022
San Carlos, Sonora
Sonoran officials are preparing for large crowds at the state’s beaches and tourist destinations.
Mar. 23, 2022
Goodyear Ballpark
The first pitch of spring training was finally thrown Thursday after almost 100 days of MLB labor negotiations. However, this is the third straight year of either a shortened schedule or reduced stadium capacity, after the COVID-19 pandemic affected both the 2020 and 2021 season.
Mar. 19, 2022
interior of hangar with large jet and people standing around
Plans are underway at Phoenix Deer Valley Airport to add more space for private planes and jets.
Mar. 11, 2022
Santos
In neighboring Sonora, Mexico, officials celebrated the sinking of a ship last week. They hope it will soon be home to marine life — an attraction for tourists.
Mar. 10, 2022
boy looking at big stack of books
For the first time in three years, the Tucson Festival of Books will return to its home at the University of Arizona campus March 12-13.
More Arizona arts, entertainment news
Mar. 3, 2022
"The Wave" at Coyote Buttes North
The Wave is one of the most famous red rock features in the Southwest, but permits to the popular hiking area on the Utah-Arizona border are hard to come by. Visitors will soon have a more convenient option to getting one.
Mar. 1, 2022
A low-cost airline plans to open a new crew base at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport this November. A crew base is where pilots and flight attendants generally begin and end their workdays.
Mar. 1, 2022
A sign welcoming visitors to Arizona
Tourism has been a big part of Arizona’s economy for a long time. The Show spoke more about that and how other parts of the country try to get us to visit with Kathleen Andereck, a professor in ASU’s School of Community Resources and Development, where she focuses on tourism.
Feb. 21, 2022
Two people looking at a document
The Tucson Festival of Books will return to the University of Arizona’s campus on March 12-13. It will mark three years since the event has been held in person.
Feb. 8, 2022
Francisco Garcia
Tourists visiting Hermosillo will now have a new way to find interesting attractions in the Sonoran capital — a phone app.
Feb. 4, 2022
traveler with luggage
While there are signs that the omicron-fueled wave is slowing, Mexico is still putting up some of its highest daily confirmed case counts of the pandemic.
Feb. 1, 2022
Sky Harbor
Sky Harbor passenger totals for last year were up just over 77% from 2020 as the airport rebounds from a massive pandemic-induced falloff.
More business news
Jan. 29, 2022
Chiricahua National Monument
A popular national monument in southern Arizona could become a national park under a new bill introduced in Congress.
Jan. 21, 2022

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