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A question of economic impact: What if Cardinals make Glendale’s Super Bowl?

Come February, thousands upon thousands of fans and their wallets will flock to the Valley for Super Bowl XLIX and activities surrounding it, buying hotel rooms, meals and more in the process. But what becomes of the estimated $600 million economic impact from all of those visitors if the Super Bowl becomes a home game for the Arizona Cardinals, whose fans don’t necessarily have to travel?... Read more»

Page businesses cheer start of U.S. 89 repair

More than a year after a landslide closed the route, the Arizona Department of Transportation has begun work to reopen a key highway linking Page to the rest of Arizona. The goal is to have U.S. 89 ready for traffic before the summer tourist season. ... Read more»

Tourists swarm Mexican beaches after security image facelift

Mexico is receiving record foreign visitors thanks to efforts to change its security image. But Mexico still has more murders than the U.S., which has a much bigger population. And last year, Mexico reported the highest number of kidnappings on record, with 1,698 abductions, according to the police.... Read more»

Fly to Machu Picchu: Dream come true or nightmare?

Peru’s famous Inca citadel is about to get a new airport nearby that will allow millions more to visit every year.... Read more»

In France, ghosts of WW II are still very much alive

As Europeans prepare to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day, war tourism is thriving.... Read more»2

With Super Bowl a year off, planning underway for visitors, safety

With this city’s Super Bowl less than a year away, officials are organizing to make sure the many attendees not only have a safe and enjoyable time but leave planning their next trip here.... Read more»

A fortune made of sand: How climate change is destroying Cancun

Cancun’s perfect tropical beach is its principal selling point. Made from the remains of long-dead corals, it famously stays cool even on the most scorching days. Yet the only reason the resort still has a beach is thanks to a $70 million project in 2010 to replenish it by dredging up more than 1 billion gallons of sand from the seabed.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Easy way to compare airline ticket costs out of Tucson

Former Tucson Mayor Bob Walkup, now an honorary consul for the Republic of Korea. Also, Dr. Jeffrey Silvertooth, UA College of Agriculture associate dean for economic development and director of Arizona Cooperative Extension. Plus, Mary Davis, senior director of business development and marketing for Tucson International Airport.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Alaska Airlines announces nonstop to Portland

A legislative update from state Rep. Ethan Orr (R-LD 9), and an update from Tucson International Airport about Alaska Airlines' announcement that it will begin nonstop service between Tucson and Portland, Ore.. Also, Michael Guymon, vice president of Tucson Regional Economic Opportunities, and Buckmaster legal contributor, attorney Don Loose.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: The plan to bring more visitors to Tucson

An interview with former state Rep. Ted Vogt, the new director of the Arizona Department of Veterans Services. Next, financial planner Shelly Fishman had the Tuesday Money Maker Report. Plus, Visit Tucson's new effort to attract more visitors to Southern Arizona, while Tucson Weekly Arts Editor Margaret Regan had the every-other Tuesday Arts Report.... Read more»


Faith in values: Sequestration hurts all of us, not just most vulnerable

It’s Day 90 of sequestration—the across-the-board spending cuts that went into effect March 1, which the Obama administration predicted would be devastating and conservatives insisted wouldn’t be so bad. Three months in, it’s worth asking how harmful the phased-in cuts have been—although that depends on whom you ask.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Rebranding Tucson tourism

Interviews with Allison Cooper, vice president of marketing at the Metropolitan Tucson Convention and Visitors Bureau, plus Councilwoman Karin Uhlich and historian Ken Scoville on the 6th Annual Historic Miracle Mile Open House, and a preview of this Saturday's "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive with Community Food Bank President/CEO Bill Carnegie and Dan Turrentine of the National Association of Letter Carriers.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Tucson summer air travel preview

Ready for another cup of coffee? Coffee is on our agenda with Victoria Maizes, MD, executive director of the UA Center for Integrative Medicine. Also, a preview of the summer air travel season with Richard Gruntzel, CFO of the Tucson Airport Authority. Plus, Dr. Robert Hendricks, Buckmaster education contributor, on a cheating scandal that is rocking the education world.... Read more»

John C. Scott Show

J.C. Scott: Az Legislature marks first 100 days

Interviews with Brent DeRaad, CEO of the Metropolitan Tucson Convention and Visitors Bureau, along with Democratic state Sen. Steve Farley, Republican state Rep. Ethan Orr, and Arizona Capitol Times reporter Hank Stephenson.... Read more»

Az’s National Park sites had fewer visitors in 2012

While the National Park Service saw a slight increase in visitors across the country in 2012, its sites in Arizona recorded a third straight year of overall decline.... Read more»

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