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Pat’s Personal Portraits: Tourism in Arizona

The worst year for Arizona tourism was 2009, according to Kristen Jarnagin, VP of Communications at the Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association. However, since then each year the tourism rate grows a little more, even in the hot summers.

I spoke to Jarnagin about the biggest attraction in Arizona, the Grand Canyon (can you believe that in Seattle, people think the Grand Canyon is in Colorado? I mean we’re the Grand Canyon State!) and the competitiveness of promoting our state, and how resorts in the Valley are actually really busy on the offseason.