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Tourism Officials Marking Record Year

At the most recent iteration of Flagstaff’s official welcome to the new year – the Pine Cone Drop – thousands of people stepped out of nearby restaurants, bars and hotels to witness the first of two celebrations centered around the Weatherford Hotel. Flagstaff Mayor Jerry Nabors addressed the mob of revelers, asking who was visiting […]

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Flagstaff Receiving Well-Deserved Respect

Hey Arizona, Flagstaff is all grown up and no longer the little sister living in the far-reaching shadows of glorified big sis, Grand Canyon. Where Flagstaff may once have been considered a stopping-off place on the way to or from one of the world’s top natural wonders: no more! The Flagstaff Convention and Visitor’s Center […]

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Tourism Key to Quality of Life

The hospitality and tourism industry is a significant economic driver for Flagstaff and Northern Arizona, generating more than 5,400 jobs and delivering nearly $390 million in direct spending annually. The Flagstaff CVB promotes the city as a premier travel destination through marketing, sales and public relations efforts in both domestic and international markets. This section […]

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Students Linking NAU and Tourism Economy

Since high school, Allison Wiltfong has known she wants to work in the hotel industry. She is now about to graduate from Northern Arizona University (NAU) with a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management (HRM) and live her dream. After working in restaurants during high school to make extra money, Wiltfong was instantly drawn to […]

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Winterfest and Growing Winter Tourism and Recreation Economy

 Northern Arizona’s high-elevation winters have long been desert havens for snow sports like skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and even dogsled racing. A growing number of visitors have been choosing Northern Arizona as their wintertime destination for more simple pleasures – enjoying local shops and restaurants and recreating at newly-opened snow play areas like Wing Mountain and […]

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Several Factors Contributing to Mixed Tourism Figures

Tourism seems to be picking up across the country and in the state of Arizona, following a 2009 crash related to the economy. But some aspects of Flagstaff’s tourism appear a bit slower to catch up. Nationally, according to the Arizona Office of Tourism, hotels are doing a little better than they did last year. […]

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AZ Tourism Industry Remains Economic Driver

Flagstaff tourism officials are joining state officials in recognizing the value of the tourism officials in Arizona. Jacki Lenners tells FBN there are activites the entire week.  “We kicked off National Tourism Week with an event at our Visitor Center on Saturday in honor of National Train Day. Throughout the week, our staff at the […]

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