Five members of the Arizona US Congressional Delegation recently sent a letter to the Department of Justice, asking it to investigate an ongoing hotel booking scam that has been causing consumers problems as they work to book their summer vacations. Third-party travel sites are trying to pass themselves off as actual hotels, leaving consumers without particular room requests or sometimes even a reservation. Kristen Jarnagin, senior vice president of the Arizona Lodging and Tourism Association, will tell us more about the scam.
The Governor’s Conference on Tourism takes place July 13-15th in Scottsdale. We’ll discuss the state of Arizona’s tourism industry with Debbie Johnson, President and CEO of the Arizona Hotel and Lodging Association; Brian Johnson, General Manager of Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson; and Rachel Sacco, executive director, Scottsdale Convention and Visitors Bureau.
The city of Glendale is working 24/7 to prepare for the 2008 Super Bowl. From public safety, to sanitation, to marketing, Glendale is getting ready for visitors, residents and the eyes of the world to focus on the city for the big game. In the area around the stadium, there are nine new hotels under development. Glendale mayor Elaine Scruggs joins HORIZON to talk about all of the work that has been going on leading up to the game.