10/1/2018October 2018

Highlights from this month's edition include: brats + brews at Oktoberfest in downtown Phoenix, tacos + tequila at the renowned Arizona Taco Festival, a Howl-o-ween Dog Parade, cheesy goodness at Phoenix Pizza Festival, and quite a few more exciting fall festivals across the valley.

9/7/2018September 2018

Highlights from this month's edition include: a new international flight from Sky Harbor; all-new AC Hotel by Marriott Phoenix Biltmore; our roundup of fall festivals; new restaurant concept Fellow; and much more.

7/31/2018August 2018

Highlights of this month's edition include: CLEAR biometric identity platform at PHX Terminal 4; new Italian-eatery concept Fellow; end-of-summer resort deals; and the highly anticipated shipping container marketplace, The Churchill.

6/29/2018July 2018

Highlights of this month's edition include: the purchase of the Sheraton Grand Phoenix; free admission for children at the Phoenix Art Museum; the newly announced tenants of shipping container marketplace The Churchill; A Mirror Maze: Numbers in Nature at the Arizona Science Center; summer spa deals; a new Arcadia location for Angels Trumpet House and more.

3/27/2017Downtown Phoenix transforms into fan hub for NCAA Men’s Final Four

Final Four weekend is a four-day celebration of student-athletes, basketball and the spirit of collegiate athletics. The Final Four is a culmination of March Madness, where four teams advance to compete for a national title at the University of Phoenix Stadium April 1 and April 3. The Valley of the Sun will transform like it never has before. Families, music and sport lovers alike will all find special ways to enjoy Final Four weekend. From low-to-no cost fan events to the big games at the stadium, there is something for everyone.

1/25/2017Visit Phoenix Promotes Lorne Edwards to Vice President

Visit Phoenix has promoted Lorne Edwards to Vice President of Sales & Services. Edwards joined Visit Phoenix five years ago as Director of Sales after a 16-year career at Hyatt Hotels Corporation. In his new role, Edwards will guide the organization’s national strategic sales and services initiatives.

10/19/2016Visit Phoenix hires new sales director for Chicago citywide market

Michele Lawrie has joined Visit Phoenix’s convention sales team as Director of National Accounts for the Greater Chicago region. Lawrie, a Chicago native, comes to Visit Phoenix after serving for three years as Senior Manager of Meeting Services at the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS). Prior to that, she spent 14 years in the sales division of Hyatt Hotels Corporation–including the last seven as Director of Worldwide Accounts in Chicago.

4/14/2016Phoenix celebrates Global Meetings Industry Day

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton proclaimed Thursday, April 14, to be Global Meetings Industry Day in his famously sunny city, telling an audience at the Phoenix Convention Center that “meetings mean business in Phoenix.”