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2007 Press Release Archive

  • December 13, 2007
    Its a hole in one for Arizona! The Grand Canyon State has been recognized as the number one golf destination in North American by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO). Representatives from the Arizona Office of Tourism (AOT) accepted the award in a recent ceremony at the International Golf Travel Market Awards Gala on December 6, 2007, in the Gran Melia Hotel in Cancun, Mexico.
  • November 06, 2007
    The Arizona Office of Tourism (AOT) officially launches Travel Deals, an innovative Web page offering great new travel and vacation deals for visitors planning a trip to Arizona. The Web page is linked to AOTs consumer Web site, Travel Deals, formerly, was created as an opportunity for statewide businesses, including restaurants, hotels, sporting events and attractions, to post great vacation opportunities for travelers.
  • July 12, 2007

    Arizonas travel industry is thriving and Arizona residents are reaping the benefits, as the industry continues to bring prosperity to every county by providing jobs and generating more business taxes than any other export industry in the state, according to the Arizona Travel Impacts study released today by the Arizona Office of Tourism (AOT).

  • July 12, 2007
    For the second consecutive year, Arizonas tourism industry experienced record-setting visitation and spending numbers, Arizona Office of Tourism (AOT) Director Margie A. Emmermann announced today at the Governors Conference on Tourism.
  • July 12, 2007
    Arizona tourism professionals were honored today at the Governors Conference on Tourism. Arizona Office of Tourism (AOT) Director Margie A. Emmermann and Deputy Director Kelly Paisley presented the awards during the Governors Awards Luncheon with more than 600 tourism industry members from both the private and public sector in attendance. The conference, held July 11 13, is sponsored by AOT, the Arizona Tourism Alliance, the Arizona Hotel & Lodging Association and the Arizona Restaurant & Hospitality Association.
  • July 03, 2007

    Tourism professionals from across the state will travel to the Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa this July for the 27th Annual Governors Conference on Tourism. The Arizona Office of Tourism (AOT), along with co-sponsors Arizona Tourism Alliance, Arizona Hotel & Lodging Association, and Arizona Restaurant & Hospitality Association, will host Arizonas premier travel industry event, July 1113.

  • June 20, 2007

    The Fourth Annual P.F. Changs Rock n Roll Arizona Marathon & 1⁄2 Marathon held this past January, continues to prove its economic worth to Arizona. According to data just released from the Arizona Office of Tourism (AOT), the 2007 event generated an estimated $44 million to the states economy.

  • June 07, 2007

    Governor Janet Napolitano announced today that the Arizona Office of Tourism (AOT) is awarding $1.5 million in matching grants to tourism organizations and tribal entities around the state for fiscal year 2008.

  • May 22, 2007
    Summer is upon us and if you are one of the thousands of people wondering what to do with the kids during the summer break or just want to take a short weekend trip, then the Arizona Office of Tourism (AOT) just might have the perfect tool for you. AOT has released its 2007 Summer Calendar of Events, which is filled with informative and useful details for summer-time events held throughout the Grand Canyon State. The printed calendar includes information for events held between Memorial Day, May 28 through Labor Day, September 3.
  • May 02, 2007
    The Arizona Office of Tourism, in partnership with the Cactus League Baseball Association, has released the Cactus League Attendee Tracking and Expenditure Impact Survey. The survey shows a significant increase in Spring Training attendance and fan expenditures for 2007, immediately revealing how important Cactus League games are to Arizona's economy.
  • March 21, 2007
    The Arizona-Sonora Region Geotourism MapGuide is the first bi-national geotourism initiative that National Geographic has undertaken, with the map focusing on the Sonoran Desert that encompasses southern Arizona and the northern Mexico state of Sonora.

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