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Celebrate Love and Travel with Diamonds

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By Kelly Potts

Love is in the air, and there is no better spot to celebrate than a place decorated with Diamonds.

With more than 70 AAA Four and Five Diamond properties sprinkled across the state, there are plenty of options to pull out all the stops and...

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How Concierges Have Stepped Up the Game

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By Kelly Potts

While technology has changed the way guests interact with resort concierges, upscale resorts are continuing to revamp their personalized service.

“The concierge desk remains the hub of the resort,” said Robbie Delaney, front office manager for The Four Seasons Scottsdale at Troon North, a AAA Five Diamond property.“ In fact, each concierge handles roughly 60 guest requests in any given day.”

Concierges typically maintain a wealth of local, insiders-only knowledge, as well as unmatched personal connections...

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It Is a Cruise World After All: New Mega-Ships to Set Sail

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Story by: Kelly Potts

When it comes to cruising, think big.

Three new mega ships – cruise ships that hold more than 6,000 passengers – will be added to the cruise industry’s fleet over the next year.

Harmony of the Seas, Royal Caribbean’s new mega-ship, is due out in fall 2016 and will be sailing in the Bahamas, Caribbean and the Mediterranean. Oasis and Allure also will debut.

“Cruise ships are getting bigger and better,” said Amy Moreno, travel manager for AAA Arizona. “Mega ships might seem intimidating, but they’re...

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Fun Three-Day-Weekend Trips in Arizona

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This Labor Day, why not spend your three-day-weekend exploring your state for some outings that are unique to Arizona. Whether you’re in the mood for a relaxing resort weekend, want to be one with nature or are looking to entertain the kiddos, there are tons of opportunities just hours away from the Valley. Read on to discover our top getaways for fun three-day-weekend trips.

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Four Freebies All Resort Guests Love

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There are new properties popping up everywhere for vacationers. Everything from luxurious resorts, to boutique hotels, to no-frills. With no shortage of places to stay, resorts have become creative in order to set themselves apart. One area where resorts are aiming to be different is in the area of guest freebies.

  • Happy/Social Hours: Many properties are now dishing out complimentary drinks and small bites during specific morning or evening social hours.
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