Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Last Laugh: Arizona Tourism Thriving

So a few weeks ago I talked about how San Diego was afraid of losing some tourism because of their boycott of Arizona. Well apparently the boycott of Arizona really isn't doing much because the hotels are seeing an increase of business compared to last year at the same time. From the article;
The data from hotel industry research firm STR showed that for the state of Arizona, hotel occupancy was up 5.7 percent in May and up 8.3 percent in June compared with the same time a year ago.

In Phoenix, occupancy was up 10.6 percent in June; in Scottsdale, it was up 10.7 percent for the same period. Revenue also was up, with Arizona hotels raking in $148 million last month -- up more than 11 percent from a year ago.
This article and post really sums up The Last Laugh.

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