Norm and I were fortunate to attend the Annual Meeting of the Phoenix Convention & Visitors Bureau. Regional hospitality represenatives were there showing their support for our wonderful destination and a community of committed workers.

Many of you may wonder what CVB’s do and it varies from destination. On this event many were honored who were responsible in bringing business to Phoenix.

It takes a team and at you will find more support than you can imagine.

For tour operators and travel agents, its Travel Industry Sales team can assist in planning successful trips. The Greater Phoenix itineraries include more than Phoenix. A few included are Scottsdale, Tempe, Sedona and the Grand Canyon.

The Sales Team also takes part in travel industry trade shows and sponsor familiarization trips that educate travel professionals about all the things to see and do in our state.

When we move to Arizona in 2006, I was fortunate to participate in a familiarization trip. It resulted in many print articles and the ongoing desire to write about our community and learn more about our state.