What's New in Sedona, Arizona
Travel Trade News Summer 2017


Dear Industry Friends,

There is a place, unlike anywhere else on Earth.  Where you can walk among ancient red rocks.  Where crystal streams double as the fountain of youth.  A place where your spirit will soar, and your heart will race.  Where a simple stroll can turn into an adventure of a lifetime.  Where you can unplug from life as you know it, and connect to what's really important.  That place is Sedona, Arizona.

Sedona is built for fun and adventure, and visitors are encouraged to maximize every moment of vacation in the red rock paradise.  Soaring stone monoliths are so vivid they each have distinct personalities.  There are hundreds of miles of hiking and biking trails, clear running streams and hidden canyons engulfed amid 1.8 million acres of national forest.
You will want to seize the opportunity this summer to reconnect with the great outdoors. Take a hike or a swim.  Catch a fish or a nap.  Play some golf.  Climb a boulder.  Kayak a river.  Bike down a mountain.  You may get dirty and you may get wet.  You'll definitely create some memories to last a lifetime.

Yet beneath Sedona's rugged exterior lies a soft core of comfort and luxury.  A bevy of elegant motels, hotels and resorts are waiting for you.  Not to mention rejuvenating spas, excellent restaurants and boutique wineries.  Play like a kid all day in Sedona. Then relax like an adult when the sun goes down.   
Please let the Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau assist you with information, itinerary ideas, obtaining FIT or group rates and information from their business partners.
We look forward to welcoming you and your clients to Sedona, the Most Beautiful Place on Earth, in so many ways! 

Have a wonderful 4th of July!
Sedona Updates

Do you arrange Fly & Drive programs for your clients?  Metered pay parking took effect on SR 89A, in Uptown Sedona on June 28. The parking program was developed to help manage traffic flow and parking demand. 

Parking meters are easy to use - just be sure your clients know their license plate number so they can enter it into the meter station.   Get complete information on the parking program, including maps, rates, amenities, and navigation and pay options available by app on the city's Uptown parking web page.

Allegiant Air is launching eight new nonstop flights  from/to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. The new routes include flights to/from Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Kansas  City, Louisville, Omaha, St. Louis/Belleville, Boise and Tampa/St. Petersburg.   Internationally, Phoenix Sky Harbor announced that  a new route to Frankfurt, Germany , by Condor part of the Thomas Cook Group will fly Mondays and Fridays between May and September beginning in 2018.  

Sedona is about 2 hours from Phoenix Sky Harbor and 2.5 hours from Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airports.

Parking Fees at Sedona Airport Scenic Overlook
The parking fees for 7 days a week from 9am to 6pm at Airport Mesa Scenic Overlook are as follows:
Private Vehicles - $3.00 per day
Tour Buses - $20.00 per day 
Commercial Vans - $10.00 per day
Sedona-Oak Creek Airport Authority's booth will be manned daily to collect fees.  After hours patrons can use the self-service kiosk which does not differentiate between vehicles. After hours the fee is $3.00 per vehicle.
Annual Passes are also available.
Private Vehicles - $40.00 per year
Tour Buses - $200.00 per year
Commercial Jeeps/Vans- $100.00 per year
For inquiries, please contact Jake Allen, Sedona Airport Coordinator for the Sedona-Oak Creek Airport Authority at (928) 282-1046.

Sedona Lodging News
Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock
Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock is in the process of a $2 million update to their restaurant The Grille at Shadowrock.  During this transformation, alternative dining options will be available on property including the Blue Water Cafe featuring poolside dining.  Other restaurants are within walking distance with golf cart transportation available.  Your clients should feel little or no impact from the excitement.
The new restaurant and lounge offers a comfortable modern environment where guests can kick-start, recharge, or retreat after a fun day exploring the high desert of the Sedona Valley.  Locally influenced and freshly sourced fare can be shared with fellow adventure seekers gathered around a social communal bar, casual dining, or intimate outdoor gathering spots. Natural woods and metals combined with warm earth tones blend seamlessly from indoors to outdoors celebrating the natural light and landscape.  Fun experiences continue while playing games or trying craft cocktails and small bites in the open lounge area or on the newly expanded patio under the stars.   The anticipated completion date is August 31st, 2017.

Deals from Three Diamond Resort Properties in Sedona
Receive 15% off their Best Available Rates for the Summer and Fall!

Los Abrigados Resort |  160 Portal Lane |  Sedona, AZ 85541
Enjoy a getaway along the banks of Oak Creek, in a studio, one- or two-bedroom accommodation.  The resort offers Spoke & Wheel Tavern and Eatery, Timo Wood Oven Wine Bar, a full service spa, salon, fitness center, pools, an array of outdoor activities, and adjacent to Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village.

Bell Rock Inn  |  6246 State Route 179 |  Sedona, AZ 86351
Set amid the natural beauty of Sedona, Bell Rock Inn is laidback, friendly and provides easy access to the Coco
nino National Forest.  It is framed by the extraordinary view along the Red Rock Scenic Byway.

Sedona Summit |  4055 Navoti Dr |  Sedona, AZ 86336
Sedona Summit offers unparalleled opportunities for relaxation amid stunning mountain scenery.  Discover comfort in spacious studios, one- and two-bedroom lock-off accommodations with fully equipped kitchens, living and dining areas.  Pools, hot tubs, whirlpool spas, fitness center, BBQ areas and organized activities for all ages.

Book your stay at Los Abrigados Resort & Spa, Bell Rock Inn, or Sedona Summit at https://www.diamondresortsandhotels.com/?mkc=SEDONACC  with promo code SEDONACC.

Sedona Attractions News
Sedona Trail Zen
Sedona Trail Zen's commitment  is to bring you adventure, as well as proper trail use and ethics of enjoying the beautiful nature of Sedona respectfully and harmoniously.  

Do you offer MICE programs?  Elevate performance of your clients' team on and off the trail. Customize your team building needs to meet each of their individual personal goals and team goals.  Sedona Trail Zen is permitted by the US Forest Service to offer hiking tours.

Inquire today at 928-284-2654.

Sedona Events

Sedona Hummingbird Festival: July 28-30, 2017
45th Fiesta Del Tlaquepaque: September 9, 2017 
Sedona WineFest: September 2017
Sedona Arts Festival: October 7-8, 2017
Red Rocks Oktoberfest: October 21, 2017  
Sedona Plein Air Festival: October 14-21, 2017
Dia de los Muertos: October 28, 2017
Sedona Open Studios Tour : November 10-12, 2017 
Tree Lighting and Santa Visit: December 1, 2017
43rd Annual Festival of Lights: December 9, 2017

Sachiko Sado | Director of Tourism Development | sado@sedonachamber.com
Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau | http://www.VisitSedona.com 
45 Sunset Drive, Sedona, AZ 86336