Tucson hotels are making progress but recovering slower than the industry nationwide.
Regulating rentals would add revenue, uphold standards.
Gem show's direct spending rose 20 percent since 2007, study finds.
Area projected to be top US market for demand growth in 2015.
It appears Pima County won’t join the city in its efforts to lure the film industry back to Tucson.
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.
Tucson took a first step to try to get back into the movie business by approving a local film incentive on Wednesday.
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.
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.
Tucson has spent years promoting itself as a travel destination with typical images of saguaros, sunsets and golf courses - much like Phoenix and Scottsdale.
"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.
After several tries, the Tucson visitors bureau and the town of Marana haven't been able to make up after a dramatic breakup.
After several tries the Tucson visitors bureau and the town of Marana haven’t been able to make up after a dramatic breakup.
Tourists looking for information about the Tucson area won't find anything about Marana hotels and resorts from the local visitors bureau.
The Metropolitan Tucson Convention and Visitors Bureau is getting a makeover, including a name change.