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VHRA/AzLTA Industry Forecast Breakfast - Sponsored by LandCorp
August 17, 2016
Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort
Registration - 8:30am
Breakfast - 9:00am
Speaker: Alison Hoyt, Director of Consulting and Analytics at STR, INC.
Member Registration: $30
Non-Member Registration: $50
Click here to REGISTER

2016 GCOT A Success2016 GCOT A Success
The 2016 Governor's Conference on Tourism (GCOT) was held at the beautiful Westin La Paloma in Tucson July 11-13. Over the course of three days 430 attendees participated in the Taste of Tucson event, the General Sessions, workshops and the Awards Gala. Feedback from attendees praised the quality of the conference, the value of information presented and the impact of the keynote speakers. To view pictures of this year's conference take a look on our Facebook page.

Mark your calendars now for the 2017 GCOT at the Marriott Camelback Inn July 19-21, 2017.

MPI Local Chapter Presents Awards of ExcellenceMPI Local Chapter Presents Awards of Excellence
The Arizona Sunbelt Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI) recently recognized its members who have gone above and beyond in their volunteer efforts for the chapter. Congratulations to Lee Smith, director of conference services at Hotel Valley Ho, who received the President's Achievement Award for her outstanding work for the Arizona Sunbelt Chapter.

GCU Recruiting Hospitality Adjunct FacultyGCU Recruiting Hospitality Adjunct Faculty
Grand Canyon University - Colangelo College of Business's Hospitality Management Program is looking for an Adjunct Faculty for HOS-440: Hotel and Lodging Management and Operations I and HOS-465: Revenue Generation for Hospitality for Fall 2016 semester: Aug 29 – Dec 18. Applicants must be able to teach on the GCU Main campus. Minimum qualifications: MBA or Masters in Hospitality Management or Masters in Recreation and Tourism Management. Interested applicants should apply at the GCU.edu career page. http://jobs.gcu.edu/

Call For Hotel & Resort Photos!
Scottsdale Community College, and AzLTA/VHRA are looking to build their image libraries. We are asking members to please send in current photos of your hotels and resorts, both interior and exterior pictures, so we can use them in both print and digital advertising opportunities. Please click here to fill out a photo release form and send it along with your photos. Please email photos to Alex McAlister.

Don't Forget...Include VHRA In Your 2017 BudgetDon't Forget...Include VHRA In Your 2017 Budget
As you are planning for your 2017 budgets please remember to include your membership investment in VHRA. We count on your support to further our mission of Advocacy, Collaboration and Education, to promote the interests of our members and industry. Your support allows us to provide networking and educational programing to help members stay connected and current on issues affecting our industry locally and nationally.

Politics in the Yard with Jaime Molera To Air Again July 31
This segment originally aired on May 29, featured Kim Sabow as the guest on the CW's Politics in the Yard with Jaime Molera where they discussed the importance of Arizona's Travel and Tourism Industry and its vital contributions to Arizona's economy. If you missed the show's original air date, you can catch it again on July 31 at 7:00pm or you can view the segment on http://www.yourphx.com/politics-in-the-yard?videoId=469294788&carousel=1&index=1

Valley Hotel & Resort Association
1240 E. Missouri Avenue, Phoenix, AZ  85014
Phone: (602) 375-2996  ·  Fax: (602) 604-0769