Destination: Arizona


About Arizona

Arizona has long held an allure for newcomers. The state promises warm weather, vast unexplored terrain, stunning scenery and a desert life.

Just take Jamie O’Neil’s country song “There is No Arizona,” which opens with “He promised her a new and better life, out in Arizona. Underneath the blue never-ending sky…” O’Neil goes on to sing about painted deserts, Sedona and the Grand Canyon, all of which she hoped to discover.

She isn’t the only one who feels that way. According to the 2010 census, Arizona’s population has increased by 24.6% in the last decade, the second-largest increase in the nation after Nevada.

And Arizona doesn’t just attract residents, but meetings too. Not only will the state boost attendance and excitement surrounding a program, but its colorful deserts and endless blue sky will inspire your attendees and breathe new life into your event.

Outside of the scenery, weather and extra meeting offerings, the state is also known for its world-class resorts and top-rate meeting venues. These range from modern convention centers to resorts set against the backdrop of Camelback Mountain.

Plus, if you are looking for great value, Arizona should be at the top of your list. For even better rates, summer is the time to come. Contrary to what George Strait cheekily croons in his song “Oceanfront Property”—“I got some oceanfront property in Arizona. From my front porch you can see the sea”—you won’t find ocean views here, but you will find a productive meeting underneath the blue never-ending sky.