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Minimal growth for Tucson as hotel industry recovers

Minimal growth for Tucson as hotel industry recovers

Tucson hotels are making progress but recovering slower than the industry nationwide.

October 22, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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City could regulate, tax short-term home rentals

City could regulate, tax short-term home rentals

Regulating rentals would add revenue, uphold standards.

September 10, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Gem show revenues on the rise

Gem show revenues on the rise

Gem show's direct spending rose 20 percent since 2007, study finds.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Forecast says demand for Tucson tourism will grow

Forecast says demand for Tucson tourism will grow

Area projected to be top US market for demand growth in 2015.

August 24, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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County declines to participate in city effort to lure film makers

County declines to participate in city effort to lure film makers

It appears Pima County won’t join the city in its efforts to lure the film industry back to Tucson.

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Proposal could make it easier for wealthy Mexican tourists to bypass Tucson for Phoenix

A proposal to let Mexican visitors easily visit any part of Arizona, not just the southern end, could mean wealthy shoppers will drive past Tucson and spend their money in Phoenix, local leaders fear.

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City approves incentives to try to bring back film makers

Tucson took a first step to try to get back into the movie business by approving a local film incentive on Wednesday.

January 09, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Westin La Paloma finishes top-down 'rejuvenation'

Westin La Paloma finishes top-down 'rejuvenation'

One of Tucson’s iconic resorts has officially completed a $35 million makeover, from the greens of its golf course to the pillows in its guest rooms.

October 20, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Alaska Airlines to begin daily nonstop Tucson-Portland flight Nov. 1

Financial incentives helped Tucson land a new daily nonstop flight to Portland, Ore., nine years after Tucson's last nonstop service to the City of Roses was dropped.

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Ads put Tucson 'out there'

Ads put Tucson 'out there'

Tucson has spent years promoting itself as a travel destination with typical images of saguaros, sunsets and golf courses - much like Phoenix and Scottsdale.

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Ads put Tucson 'out there'

Ads put Tucson 'out there'

"I think this destination is in a position where all the stars have aligned," says Peter Yesawich, vice chairman of MMGY Global, speaking of Tucson's potential for tourism.

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Visitors bureau, Marana on the outs

After several tries, the Tucson visitors bureau and the town of Marana haven't been able to make up after a dramatic breakup.

January 18, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Visitors Bureau and Marana continue feud

After several tries the Tucson visitors bureau and the town of Marana haven’t been able to make up after a dramatic breakup.

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Visitors Bureau gives Marana hotels the boot

Tourists looking for information about the Tucson area won't find anything about Marana hotels and resorts from the local visitors bureau.

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Visitors bureau to recast itself as Visit Tucson

The Metropolitan Tucson Convention and Visitors Bureau is getting a makeover, including a name change.

October 10, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

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