Published on : Friday, January 28, 2022
The Arizona Office of Tourism is pressurizing international travellers to come back to the US state. Arizona expereinced a major drop in international travel due to the pandemic, however, the office of tourism, at present, has high expectation that this will be the comeback year for the state.
At this moment, thousands of visitors are staying in Scottsdale due to the Barrett-Jackson car auction. There are many more events in the Valley to come in the forthcoming months.
“I think we’re seeing those positive indicators, great momentum with visitor spending and visitors coming back,” Becky Blaine, Deputy Director for the Office of Tourism said. “We are in high season right now we have Barrett-Jackson, The Phoenix Open, spring break, and Cactus League so all these things lead us to a positive spring and summertime.”
Blaine explained that the numbers are by now looking optimistic for 2022 even though predictions are tough these days.
“The pandemic has upended seasonality,” Blaine added. “There are no rules anymore as to when people will traditionally travel. Some of our international nonstop flights are coming back in April and May, and we’ve had our daily nonstop from London since August. We’re seeing people traveling at times that weren’t traditional times for people to travel.”