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Tourism is a big part of the state’s economy, and new projections from the firm STR and Tourism Economics suggest hotel occupancy rates may be a little lower than previously thought in the near future.
Aug. 25, 2022
John S. McCain III Air Traffic Control Tower at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport dedicated its new control tower this week, naming it after John McCain III, the late U.S. senator from Arizona.
Aug. 24, 2022
A rendering of Desert Diamond Arena
The former home of the Arizona Coyotes will get a new name this fall. Gila River Arena will now be known as Desert Diamond Arena.
Aug. 24, 2022
The Biden administration says it wants to phase out disposable varieties in national parks within a decade, but one conservation group would like to see that happen much sooner.
Aug. 23, 2022
arizona welcome sign
Tourism is on the upswing in Arizona. Debbie Johnson is with the Arizona Office of Tourism. She talked about the state’s recovery efforts on PBS’s "Arizona Horizon."
Aug. 20, 2022
Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon National Park has lifted mandatory water conservation measures that were put in place last month.
Aug. 15, 2022
The city of Sedona is offering financial incentives to homeowners in an effort to curb short-term rentals.
Aug. 13, 2022
aircraft lined up to take off
Scottsdale Airport is getting millions to improve the flying experience for private jets and smaller aircraft. More than $5 million in federal grants will help Scottsdale Airport relieve congestion among smaller propeller, turboprop and business jet aircraft.
More Arizona business news
Aug. 10, 2022
stuffed animals
Phoenix is offering a new benefit for qualified workers at Sky Harbor Airport. Applications are being accepted for a child care scholarship program.
Aug. 10, 2022
People with mobility issues spend more than $58 billion a year on travel and their leisure trips are nearly the same frequency as those without mobility disabilities. But their experiences are much different.
Aug. 9, 2022
Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon National Park is bringing back mandatory water conservation measures this weekend. This comes after measures were lifted earlier this week.
Aug. 5, 2022
Grand Canyon National Park
Heritage Days return to the Grand Canyon this weekend after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic.
Aug. 5, 2022
United Airlines plane
United Airlines is counting on the West Valley to help grow its pilots. The airline expects to graduate 240 students this year at its training campus at Phoenix Goodyear Airport.
Aug. 4, 2022
woman standing next to table talking to man in chair
The International Association of Venue Managers recently held its annual conference at the Phoenix Convention Center. Many conversations focused on how the events and meetings industry is dealing with high inflation and low staffing.
More Arizona business news
Aug. 1, 2022
Ranger hat hangs on a tree
As the national parks see more search and rescue operations, its ranger force has gone down.
Jul. 25, 2022
South Rim Descent
Grand Canyon National Park announced that it has implemented new water conservation measures at the South Rim due to a lack of water resources.
Jul. 22, 2022
a cactus against a sunset
Parts of the Sonoran Desert National Monument are set to close in mid-August so crews can start building the first of three planned recreation areas.
Jul. 15, 2022
Police in a old Arizona mining town that gets 1 million tourists annually are warning residents to stop yelling at visitors or they could face harassment charges.
Jul. 15, 2022
The groundbreaking for the expansion of Mekong Plaza in Mesa, July 13, 2022.
Mekong Plaza broke ground Wednesday on vacant land south of the existing complex at Main Street and Dobson Road.
Jul. 14, 2022
Traveler at airport curb
A new survey finds nearly 43% of Americans traveling in the United States have elevated concerns about their personal safety. And those concerns are more common among certain groups.
Jul. 12, 2022


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