Press Releases

Read the latest news emanating from the Arizona Office of Tourism, including marketing initiatives, success stories and special events.

Arizona Wins Two National Geographic Traveller (UK) Reader Awards

Dec 4, 2018

The Grand Canyon was nominated in two categories, “Landmark Legend” and “Best Travel Experience”, and won both awards. Read More

American Airlines launches nonstop service from London to Phoenix

Aug 29, 2018

American Airlines announced it is launching a new nonstop flight between London and Phoenix, Arizona, beginning March 31. American Airlines will initially operate the new service from March 31 to October 26, 2019. Read More

Hopi Festival in Flagstaff, Light Show in Sedona Among Winners at Arizona Tourism Awards

Jul 20, 2018

The Museum of Northern Arizona has been educating visitors about Hopi culture since 1930, when curious travelers from as far away as Germany and Czechoslovakia came to Flagstaff for the first “Hopi Craftsmen Exhibition.” Read More

Visitors Spent $23 Billion in Arizona Last year—a New Record

Jul 17, 2018

More people visited Arizona last year than ever before—and spent record amounts of money—according to research released Wednesday by the Arizona Office of Tourism. Read More

Governor Ducey Signs Bill Establishing Native American Day

Apr 6, 2018

Governor Doug Ducey today signed SB 1235, legislation sponsored by Senator Jamescita Peshlakai (D), establishing June 2 as “Native American Day” in Arizona. Read More

British Airways increases nonstop service from London to Phoenix

Mar 26, 2018

British Airways announced it is bringing back an additional nonstop flight between London and Phoenix, Arizona, beginning March 27. Read More

Arizona Office of Tourism awards Hills Balfour contract for trade representation

Sep 26, 2017

The Arizona Office of Tourism (AOT) recently expanded its outreach in the UK and Ireland to include trade representation. The contract for this service was awarded to Hills Balfour. Read More

Arizona sees surge of Chinese visitors—and state tourism officials court more

Jul 22, 2017

China isn’t Arizona’s top source of overseas visitors—but that might soon change, thanks to a surge in interest from Chinese travelers and marketing efforts tailored to them by state tourism officials. Read More


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