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  Starting this week, commuters in Denver and Salt Lake City will be greeted with large-scale images of Mesa, Arizona on light rail cars, trains and buses. The Mesa Convention & Visitors Bureau (Mesa CVB) launched two outdoor marketing promotions to coincide with new non-stop air service from Ogden, UT on Allegiant Airlines starting later this month, and non-stop daily service from Denver starting in October on Spirit Airlines and November on Frontier Airlines. "This approach is new for us and we hope an effort on this scale turns heads," said Mesa CVB President & CEO

Thursday, November 4, 2010 12:00 AM by Visit Mesa

U.S. Junior Synchro Championships Make Debut in Mesa

                                                   Nearly 300 elite synchronized swimmers will gather at the Kino Aquatic Center, March 28-31 for the 2012 U.S. Junior Synchronized Swimming Championships. The event will feature athletes ages 15-18, who will vie for Junior National Titles in the solo, duet, team and combination events. The competition marks

Thursday, November 4, 2010 12:00 AM by Visit Mesa

Mesa Set to Host USA Rugby

Women's Premier League Championship - Division I & II Nov. 12 & Nov. 14 Tickets Available for Purchase, Public Welcome The Mesa Convention & Visitors Bureau, City Of Mesa Parks & Recreation and Mesa Public Schools have secured the first-ever rugby tournament in Mesa. Being held next week, the Women's Premier League Championship, part of USA Rugby, will compete Nov. 12 and Nov. 14 at Quail Run Sports Complex in Mesa. The public is welcome to attend the championships which begin at 9 a.m. on Fri., Nov. 12 and 9 a.m. on Sun., Nov. 14. Tickets can be purchased at the gate for $5

Arizona Desert Teems With Life Each Winter, Free Guidebook Highlights Sonoran Desert Attractions and Accessibility   The brand-new Exploring Mesa: A Pocket Guide to the Desert , published by the Mesa Convention & Visitors Bureau, is available now for visitors wanting to know more about the Sonoran Desert surrounding Arizona’s third largest city and the many ways to enjoy this popular tourism offering when visiting the Southwest.   This is the first-ever guide focused solely on desert exploration produced by Mesa ’s tourism bureau who created the piece in response to

Mesa is taking strides to promote the "green” side of golf. The City of Mesa along with the Mesa Convention & Visitors Bureau have formed a partnership with Dixon Golf – creator of the world"s first high-performance, eco-friendly golf balls – announcing Dixon Earth as the official golf ball of Mesa. This winter, numerous Mesa golf courses will feature the signature golf ball for purchase. Guests can recycle their used golf balls with Dixon Golf for credits toward the new Mesa golf ball which is manufactured without harsh heavy-metal pollutants like zinc, tungsten, cobalt or lead. More

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 12:00 AM by Visit Mesa

Senate Bill 1070 and the Tourism Industry

Since the signing of Arizona Senate Bill 1070, our office has received a number of inquiries about what types of documentation travelers will need to visit Arizona. Although nothing has changed pertaining to what identification residents and visitors need to travel within the Grand Canyon State, the following information can address the question: What type of documentation is needed to travel to and throughout Arizona? According to the bill the following items are acceptable forms of identification: 1.    Any valid United States federal, state or local government

Monday, April 5, 2010 12:00 AM by Visit Mesa

Mesa to Host Desert Challenge Games

The 20 th annual Desert Challenge Games for disabled athletes will be held May 19-23 in Mesa.  The competition is open to all U.S. and international athletes with a physical disability, ages 6 through adult.  Athletes will compete in track and field, weight lifting, archery and swimming.  This year Mesa is one of two locations in the U.S. to host International Classification.  Thirty-two athletes are expected to compete and obtain their International Classification on Wednesday, May 19 and Thursday, May 20.  Athletes from Mexico, Canada, and Bermuda are already

The DREAM (Developing Resources through Education and Athletics in Mesa) Foundation and the Mesa Convention and Visitors Bureau are pleased to announce the inaugural Southwest Prep Classic presented by Courtyard by Marriott Phoenix-Mesa scheduled for January 29-31, 2010 at Mesa Community College. Teams participating in this round-robin event are Impact Academy (Las Vegas, NV), Raleigh's Finest Academy (Oklahoma City, OK), South Kent School (Kent, CT), and Westwind Prep International (Phoenix, AZ). Players of interest in the tournament include: Westwind Prep International Jamal Franklin, 6'5" -