Tourism

Grand Canyon National Park
The east entrance to Grand Canyon National Park will reopen Thursday, April 8. When the Navajo Nation was hit by the coronavirus, it imposed limits on travel and visitation.
Apr. 7, 2021
San Carlos, Sonora
Officials in neighboring Sonora have so far been relaxed about health requirements for visitors to popular tourist destinations during spring break and Semana Santa. But they say they will be strictly enforcing the rules this holiday weekend.
Apr. 2, 2021
Airbnb
An Arizona House panel unanimously voted to give local governments more power to regulate short-term vacation rentals. It would allow civil penalties and other sanctions if owners fail to give their contact info to local authorities and fail to maintain appropriate liability insurance.
Mar. 17, 2021
Puerto Peñasco beaches
A new travel warning for U.S. citizens is suggesting travelers abstain from going to Mexico during the upcoming spring break vacation.
Mar. 12, 2021
Tourism in the U.S. and Mexico has been severely affected by the pandemic. But people from both countries have started to travel across the border — and for the same reason. The pandemic is generating some tourism in both directions across the border.
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Feb. 26, 2021
people waiting for bags
Travel at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport remains about half of pre-pandemic levels but as more people get vaccinated some airlines expect that will change.
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Feb. 25, 2021
Boo Bar Concert
Earlier this week, the U.S. expanded a pilot program to make travel easier for Mexican shoppers in Arizona. But cross-border travel has been officially off-limits to shoppers and tourists since March. Now would-be travelers are still getting mixed messages about whether or not it’s safe to cross the border this holiday season.
Dec. 22, 2020
Unfinished cruise port
Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued its highest level advisory against travel to Mexico, warning that all travel to the country should be avoided because of the high risk of contracting or spreading the coronavirus.
Dec. 3, 2020
Tourists
In May, economist Dennis Hoffman was hopeful about the state’s economic recovery following the pandemic. But the latest numbers from the Arizona Office of Tourism suggest that’s not enough. The Show caught up with Hoffman to find out where these latest numbers leave us.
Oct. 7, 2020
Canyon de Chelly National Monument
Popular tourists sites on the Navajo Nation, such as the Four Corners Monument will be closed through at least the end of the year.
Oct. 6, 2020
Kingman
The pandemic is still taking a major toll on tourism. That’s been especially hard on Kingman. Mayor Jen Miles said the Mohave County city is trying to be proactive in keeping local businesses afloat.
Sep. 7, 2020
Sonoyta Border
In early July protesters in a border town in Sonora, Mexico, turned away U.S. visitors — many on their way to the beach town Rocky Point. Now, protesters have removed their blockade. But local officials are installing their own so-called health checkpoint at the border to discourage nonessential travel during the pandemic.
Jul. 17, 2020
Fajada Butte
New Mexico has seen a spike in COVID-19 cases in the last couple of weeks, so the state is asking travelers to self quarantine. New Mexico shares borders with both Arizona and Texas, which have seen COVID-19 cases rise quickly in recent weeks.
Jul. 11, 2020
Rocky Point
The popular tourist town Rocky Point, in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, completely shut its doors to outsiders in March to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. On Tuesday, it started reopening to visitors — but with some restrictions.
Jun. 16, 2020
Iconic red rock formations in Sedona, Arizona
As we head into Memorial Day weekend, and as the state reopens, we might see a lot more Arizonans hitting on the road. It could be a much-needed boost for the state’s decimated tourism industry. But, how do you encourage Arizonans to travel again safely?
May. 22, 2020
Woman on beach vacation
The summer travel season is underway. But with the impact of COVID-19 on air and train travel and most states in some sort of process of reopening, more Americans are trying to figure out just how far away from home they’re comfortable with going.
May. 20, 2020
Terminal 3 walkway
Gov. Ducey wants travelers flying in from Connecticut, New Jersey and New York to self-quarantine for 14 days when they arrive in Arizona. However, his executive order applies to anyone from an area that has a "substantial community spread" of the coronavirus.
Apr. 9, 2020
Traveler at airport curb
The fourth case of coronavirus was confirmed in neighboring Sonora, Mexico on Sunday. The patient is a 22-year-old student who recently returned from Spain, health officials said Sunday. Sonoran authorities are relying on travelers to self-isolate to prevent the spread of the disease.
Mar. 23, 2020
There are now a total of five cases of coronavirus in Arizona. Maricopa County Public Health Director Dr. Rebecca Sunenshine joined The Show to talk about self-quarantine and what Arizonans can do to avoid getting and spreading the virus.
Mar. 9, 2020
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