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Mtg Planner Newsletter Jan2010

  1. 1. Having trouble viewing this email? Click here Think Tempe First for Meetings! January 2010 Meeting Planner Newsletter  Tempe is Good for Business In This Issue Tempe is Good for Business Arizona... When someone hears the name of our state, they might Tempe Transportation automatically think of the Grand Canyon, sweeping desert Sea Life Aquarium vistas and breathtaking sunsets. But one thing that shouldn't come to mind is the high cost of holding meetings. Tempe CVB team member Arizona has a wide variety of hotels and conference centers that can host meetings and events. But, not all Arizona cities Out & About in Tempe are resort destinations that would raise the eyebrows of CEOs or board members who are focused on the bottom line. Detours of Arizona Tempe is the place to hold first class meetings in a second On the Road tier city. It is an affordable location for groups from 5 to 500. Contact Us Our city offers flexible meeting space, sports facilities, unique event venues, teambuilding activities and a lively downtown - Quick Links - all surrounded by the breathtaking Sonoran Desert landscape. Meeting & Event Planners Get to Know Tempe Tempe is located adjacent to the Phoenix Sky Harbor Dining & Nightlife Things To Do International Airport, which has 102 nonstop flights to cities Where To Stay 2/2/2010
  2. 2. Page 2 of 4 in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, plus London and San Jose, Sports & Recreation Costa Rica. Most hotels offer complimentary airport Calendar of Events transportation and some are connected to the airport via Detours of Arizona METRO light rail. Our hotels can meet any need and budget, from a mountain- top resort to downtown and airport conference hotels to full and select service properties. Whether you hold all of your Experience a unique approach to Southwest events at your hotel, or if you choose an offsite venue that touring. Detours of showcases our desert setting, your attendees will be warmed Arizona offers custom tours by more than 330 days of sunshine a year. to all Southwest destinations including the Grand Canyon, Seona When meetings are over and business has come to a close for Tombstone and more. the day, Tempe rolls out the red carpet for our guests who have endless options for entertainment. See a Broadway For more information or to show in a theater designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Enjoy the book a private group please contact Detours at: tastes of Tempe in a dine-a-round on Mill Avenue or at Tempe 480-633-9013 local Marketplace. Hear live music at the Tempe Center for the Arts 866-438-6877 toll free or a local tavern. Attend a sporting event at Arizona State 480-633-8687 fax University. Bargain hunt at Arizona Mills. Attend a festival of the arts, farmer's market, boat race, cultural festival and more special events throughout the year. Tempe has it all. On the Road Contact the Tempe CVB to learn more: 866-914-0685 or Mark McMinn Tempe Transportation - Getting to and around Destination Showcase National Tempe is EASY! Washington, D.C. Feb 23-26, 2010 Getting to and around Tempe is easy. Let our members and Affordable Meetings Mid- America partners help you to achive your every goal. Southwest Chicago, IL Airlines and SuperShuttle are ready to accommodate your April 14-15, 2010 travel plans for your next meeting in Tempe. Learn more about Tempe's Transportation & Tours. Contact Us Southwest Airlines is Mark McMinn, CMP, CTA Director of Sales - ready when you are. For Corporate and Association low fares and deals, go to 480-305-1365 Raquél Hakel, CTA Offering programs for Group Sales Manager meetings, conventions and special events with discounts off SMERF: Social Military, our already low regular fares. Free company travel reports Education, Religious and availbale through SWABIZ, an online booking and reporting Fraternal 480-305-1357 tool. Visit for details. Sofia Preston, CTA SuperShuttle is more Membership & Services Manager convenient than driving and 480-305-1390 parking at the airport, and more economical than a taxi or limo. From your Home, Office or Hotel Call 1800-BLUE VAN (258-3826) 2/2/2010
  3. 3. Page 3 of 4 or book online Group Sales: 602-232-4628 $15 million Sea Life Aquarium Scheduled to Open in Tempe in June 2010 The company behind Madame Tussauds and the London Eye, Merlin Entertainments, is now building a Sea Life Aquarium at Tempe's Arizona Mills mall. It is scheduled to open in June 2010. UK-based Merlin is the world's biggest aquarium operator with 31 Sea Life attractions in Europe to date. Its first Sea Life center in the United States opened two years ago alongside Legoland California. Last year, Merlin acquired the Underwater Adventures Aquarium inside the Mall of America in Minneapolis. Sea Life Arizona will be 26,000 square feet with 12 different habitat zones housing over 30 display tanks. It will take visitors on a journey from Phoenix's lakes through river canyons and caves to the Cabo san Lucas shoreline. Then, visitors will take a trip off shore to explore a coral shoaling ring, a bay of rays and an underwater tunnel, complete with sharks and other deep ocean dwellers. For more information, contact Kelly Schwartz at (619) 985- 0650 or To learn about Arizona Mills, visit Tempe CVB team member: Raquél Hakel Born and raised in Santa Rosa, California, Raquél Hakel moved to Arizona to attend Arizona State University in Tempe. In 2005 Raquél graduated from ASU with a bachelor's degree in communications and a minor in Spanish. Currently taking additional classes in Spanish, she hopes to increase her knowledge of the language. Raquél has been with the Tempe CVB for a total of three and a half years. Handling the SMERF market for the past year and a half, she is now excited to manage the sports market as well. She took the sports market on just over a month ago and is eager to explore the new role. Raquél's love of Tempe began while she attended ASU and it has grown from there. One of the many things that she loves about Tempe is the wide variety of dining options that are available. From having fish and chips at Mill Avenue's Rula 2/2/2010
  4. 4. Page 4 of 4 Bula Irish Pub to enjoying a margarita at Maria Maria, showcasing regional Mexican cuisine, Tempe has flavors to satisfy every craving. Out & About in Tempe Music in the Garden Winter Concert Series January 31 - Back Porch Bandits - Bluegrass/Folk/Acoustic February 7 - Brazen Heads - Irish/Celtic/Rock February 21 - Cascabel - Latin/Rock/Pop Desert Botanical Garden 480-481-8188 MARY POPPINS February 11-28, 2010 ASU Gammage 480-965-3434 AVENUE Q March 9-14 ASU Gammage 480-965-3434 33rd Annual Tempe Spring Festival of the Arts March 26-28, 2010 Mill Avenue District 480-355-6069 7th Annual SRP Arizona Dragon Boat Festival March 27-28, 2010 Tempe Town Lake Circle K Tempe Music Festival April 9-10, 2010 Tempe Beach Park 480-663-0700 Forward email Email Marketing by This email was sent to by Update Profile/Email Address | Instant removal with SafeUnsubscribe™ | Privacy Policy. Tempe Convention & Visitors Bureau | 51 W. Third St. | Suite 105 | Tempe | AZ | 85281 2/2/2010