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2008 Press Release Archive

  • September 17, 2008

    PHOENIX (September 17, 2008) The Arizona Office of Tourism (AOT) has launched the Arizona Accreditation Program (AZAP) to provide U.S. and Canadian travel agents the opportunity to become a specialist on the Grand Canyon state.

  • August 29, 2008

    PHOENIX (August 29, 2008) — The Arizona Office of Tourism (AOT) was awarded the prestigious Mercury Award by the Travel Industry Association (TIA) for its innovative and cooperative marketing campaign, Arizona Origins. Margie A. Emmermann, director of AOT, accepted the award at the Education Seminar for Tourism Organizations (ESTO) annual conference in Bonita Springs, Florida on August 26.

  • August 27, 2008

    PHOENIX (August 27, 2008) Margie A. Emmermann, director of the Arizona Office of Tourism (AOT), has been named 2008 State Tourism Director of the Year by the National Council of State Tourism Directors (NCSTD), which is a part of the Travel Industry Association (TIA).

  • July 14, 2008

    PHOENIX (July 14, 2008) Governor Janet Napolitano announced today that the Arizona Office of Tourism (AOT) is awarding $1.1 million in matching grants to tourism organizations and tribal entities across the state for fiscal year 2009.

  • July 14, 2008
    TUCSON (July 11, 2008) Arizona tourism professionals recognized and honored industry leaders today at the Governors Conference on Tourism.
  • July 14, 2008

    TUCSON (July 10, 2008) Arizonas tourism industry experienced another record-setting year for visitation and spending numbers, Arizona Office of Tourism (AOT) Director Margie A. Emmermann announced today at the Governors Conference on Tourism.

  • June 09, 2008

    With fuel prices reaching an all-time high, many Arizona residents are looking to vacation closer to home this summer. Fortunately, they wont have to look much further than their own backyards. To encourage travel instate, the Arizona Office of Tourism has teamed up with Arizona State Parks department and the Arizona Trail Association to launch the Arizona Passages campaign.

  • March 14, 2008
    AOT has developed the Arizona Music Project (AMP), a six-minute musical tribute to Arizona that captures the state’s diverse geography, culture and heritage in music. In addition to the composition, a documentary was created to chronicle the journey of the musicians who contributed to the project.
  • February 25, 2008

    The Arizona Office of Tourism (AOT) has released the 2008 Official State Visitors Guide and Map (OSVG). As with previous editions, the 2008 OSVG continues to be a valuable resource for visitors planning to travel to the Grand Canyon State. The OSVG offers information on Arizona state parks, hotel accommodations, golf courses, spas, events, and family adventure opportunities.

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