Hospitality industry eyes potential windfall from Super Bowl 57
With the prospect of great weather and a highly competitive game, NFL fans have traveled from around the country to visit the Valley and experience the pageantry surrounding Super Bowl 57. Behind the scenes, the hospitality industry is excited about the financial boost the event at State Farm Stadium in Glendale could provide on the heels of a challenging pandemic.
Hospitality, tourism, sports industries fight human trafficking
It’s a Penalty, an organization working to prevent abuse, human trafficking and exploitation worldwide, campaigns around major sporting events year-round with the goal of eradicating exploitation, abuse and human trafficking by 2030. That organization, as well as the tourism, sporting and hospitality industries are working together to fight human trafficking ahead of Super Bowl LVII.
Ducey cuts jobless benefits, offers incentives to work
Gov. Doug Ducey is cutting off the $300 a week in extra federal jobless benefits in a bid to help the restaurant and hospitality industry find more people willing to work for what they are paying.
Has Airbnb hurt Arizona’s hospitality industry?
Arizona has built a reputation on its multi-billion dollar travel industry with its sprawling resorts and luxury offerings for tourists. But experts acknowledge that demographics and preferences change, and it’s unclear whether Airbnb’s presence will grow in the future.
Lucrative contracts at Grand Canyon up for bid
Two of Grand Canyon National Park's most lucrative contracts, worth an estimated $1.5 billion over 15 years, are going out to bid.
Arizona’s workplace-safety efforts focus primarily on construction
As a former room service worker at a Phoenix hotel, Daria Ovide said she saw housekeepers harm their backs, knees and wrists lifting dozens of heavy mattresses each day.
Arizona two-year jobs forecast projects increases
State economists say Arizona is on a pace to add about 50,000 nonfarm jobs annually but that the rate of increase still trails the period before the Great Recession.