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Camelback Ranch spring training
Pictures of baseball players have been scrubbed from the websites of major league teams they work for during a six-week-old lockout executed by club owners. But many team websites also recently began selling tickets to spring training games threatened by the labor dispute.
Jan. 17, 2022
living-room
Some Republican lawmakers want to revisit a 2016 law that prohibited municipalities from stopping the listing of short-term rentals and vacation homes. In some areas, 40% of residential properties have ended up as vacation rentals.
Jan. 12, 2022
Sonoran Free Transit Zone
Sonoran officials say they want to expand a special transit zone that allows tourists to more easily bring their cars into the state.
Jan. 7, 2022
Sky Harbor
The surge in cases due to the Omicron Variant is having more effects on travel. These closures are expected to increase wait times at the other security checkpoints.
Jan. 7, 2022
Havasu Falls
The Havasupai Tribal Council recently voted to remain in lockdown at least until June 1.
Jan. 5, 2022
Fronteras Desk logo
A cruise ship with an ongoing COVID-19 outbreak among the crew and passengers docked in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, this week.
Dec. 29, 2021
hotel hallway
Among the sectors hit the hardest by the pandemic is the hospitality industry. While Arizona is set up for a good season with college bowl games and winter visitors, there are uncertainties with the COVID-19 omicron variant.
Dec. 28, 2021
people standing around terminal
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day flights across the country have been delayed or even cancelled due to the spread of the COVID-19 omicron variant.
Dec. 25, 2021
Homeland Security logo
A bipartisan group of Arizona lawmakers is urging the Department of Homeland Security to move forward with a pilot program that would allow Mexican nationals to more easily visit all of Arizona.
Dec. 9, 2021
A work stoppage is looming for Major League Baseball, as the current Collective Bargaining Agreement between the league and its players’ union is set to expire later this week. The Cactus League is now preparing for a spring training without players, after multiple seasons were impacted by COVID-19.
More Arizona business news
Nov. 27, 2021
silver trailer parked inside with door open
A 15-acre site in Chandler that once featured a Sam’s Club warehouse is now home to a popular brand in the recreational vehicle industry.
Nov. 24, 2021
security at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
This year, Nov. 24 marks the busiest air travel day in the U.S. — the day before Thanksgiving. But the airlines themselves — including Southwest and American — experienced recent struggles and delays, reportedly related to reduced staffing.
Phoenix Sky Harbor seeing more leisure, younger travelers
Nov. 24, 2021
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
Snowbowl
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

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