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Dark Skies on the Rise

Dark skies are on the rise, as travelers across the planet seek out places where they can get clear views of the stars. So say the travel experts at Lonely Planet who have named dark skies a continuing travel trend. As the world’s first International Dark Sky Community, Flagstaff and others in Northern Arizona are […]

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Landscape Hotel Designed to Float Among the Red Rocks

North America’s first “landscape hotel” is now underway with site work and construction amidst the red rocks of Sedona, offering a new way for travelers to embrace sustainable tourism in scenic Northern Arizona. A groundbreaking ceremony last month by Sedona-based developer Two Sister Bosses and the City of Sedona has set the stage for Ambiente […]

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Understanding Why Tourism Matters

Let’s celebrate the value of tourism in our community and recognize its importance in improving quality of life, from parks to jobs. Tou rism matters because it has a positive impact on Flagstaff and benefits the community in multiple sectors. The mission to increase the quality of life for every household in Flagstaff continues for […]

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City Receiving Positive Feedback from Business Community

  Mother Road Brewing Company is one of the businesses sharing information about its success with the Flagstaff City Council and thanking the city for its support. During a Flagstaff City Council Work Session on Nov. 28, Mother Road Brewing Company owner Michael Marquess reported that last year, the brewery made 4,400 barrels of beer. […]

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NAU, Tourism, Driving Flagstaff Economy

A steady upward trajectory in the Flagstaff economy throughout the remainder of this year and into 2018 promotes continued growth in the construction and retail trades amidst local challenges and a more hostile worldwide environment. So shares Ron Gunderson, Ph.D., emeritus professor of economics in the College of Business at Northern Arizona University. Insights from […]

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Festivals, Special Events Boost Summer Tourism Revenues

It is well known that Flagstaff’s hotel occupancy peaks during the summer months and it can be near impossible to find a vacant room in the city on weekend nights May through September. In June 2016, Flagstaff hotel occupancy hit a record high of 90.3 percent occupancy for the month. While there are many reasons […]

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If You Like Hugging Trees, You Might Want to Hug a Visitor

Did you know that Flagstaff welcomes nearly five million visitors annually? And, those five million visitors have an economic impact of nearly $600,000,000 on our local economy. Every time you and your family play in a city park, walk past a colorful mural in downtown or enjoy a new local restaurant, you are benefiting from […]

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Cultural Tourism need on Navajo Nation

Indian Tribes in Arizona are fortunate to have natural landscapes and cultural resources that attract tourist to their reservations. Most Arizona tribes welcome tourist to visit and experience their culture. The Navajo Nation has an abundant supply of cultural tourism destinations, many of which have yet to be developed, visitors primarily eat and lodge in […]

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