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    Two nights at the Springhill Suites in downtown Prescott, transportation to and from adventure activities, two days guided adventure activities, breakfast and lunch both days.

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    Transportation to and from adventure activities, two nights accommodation at the Marriott Springhill Suites in downtown Prescott, breakfast and handcrafted lunch both days.

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Tours are designed for travel editors and qualified freelance travel writers. Each tour has limited space (six to eight journalists depending on the tour) and journalists will be selected according to eligibility and tour preference. Please note that dates are subject to slight changes and that some listed activities may not be included in the final itinerary.

If you would like to be considered for these tours or an individual press trip, please provide documentation of a confirmed assignment, including as much detail as possible on the story and outlet to feature it, and/or a selection of recent clips from publications to which you will be marketing the story.

For questions about these tours or to request consideration, please contact:

Tony Alba, Media Relations Manager
Arizona Office of Tourism
Address: 1110 W. Washington Street, Suite 155
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: (602) 364-3715

If there is not a group media tour that fits your specific needs or your schedule, the Arizona Office of Tourism also can arrange an individual media tour. See our Press Trips Policy for more information on how to submit a request. 

Red, White & Blue Adventures in Arizona:  Home to red wine, white water and blue lakes 
Locations: Lake Havasu, Colorado River/Peach Springs, Cottonwood, Carefree & Cave Creek 
Date: September 30-October 5, 2013
Audience: Domestic and International travel writers
Program Summary: Prepare to be surprised! Arizona may not be known for water, but we have some memorable places to get wet and a little bit wild—on a one-day Grand Canyon rafting trip on the Colorado River. Similarly, Arizona may not be associated with wineries, but we have vineyards producing award-winning wines that are gaining national notice. This press trip will appeal to active, adventurous writers with an appreciation of wine and small towns.

Not a Food Desert: Exploring the agricultural bounty of Arizona
Locations:  Yuma, Tucson, Florence, Gilbert and Mesa
Date: February 3-7, 2014
Audience: Limited to Canadian and U.S travel writers
Program Summary:  Far from an arid basin, Arizona has a diverse and thriving agricultural scene and an up-and-coming wine industry. Highlights will include several gastronomic immersion opportunities:  a farm-to-table you-pick experience in Yuma; Tucson’s new streetcars and its thriving downtown; lunch at a new winery in Florence; yoga in the Superstition Mountains bordering Mesa; and visits to the Valley’s olive mill in Queen Creek and Agritopia in Gilbert. This press trip will appeal to active, culinary-focused travel writers.

The Arizona You Don’t Know: See the State Like a Local

Locations:  Petrified Forest, Winslow, Flagstaff, Sedona and Tempe
Date: March 3-8, 2014
Audience: Domestic and International travel writers
Program Summary:  The tour begins with a visit to the Petrified Forest/Painted Desert National Park, which is doubling in size and opening new hiking trails. Additional highlights include a visit to the historic La Posada Hotel in nearby Winslow; touring three National Monuments; exploration of Flagstaff’s heady beer scene; insiders’ Sedona; and Tempe’s culinary side. This press trip will appeal to active writers who have previously visited Arizona or first-timers who want to glimpse the Arizona more frequently experienced by residents.






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