April 21, 2024


Fly with us

Sky Harbor, the Grand Canyon

Next a history breaking yr for tourism in 2019, the pandemic hit the journey industry in Arizona hard in 2020.  

Arizonans and people canceled vacation designs and many fought to get refunds for unused airfare or suspended cruises. Transatlantic flights temporarily halted from Phoenix as travel restrictions affected both international and domestic vacation. The state’s most significant airport at 1 point in April resembled a ghost city, and with handful of bookings, some of the Valley’s most legendary resorts quickly shut their doorways. 

Hundreds of hospitality and airline staff saw their life upended. And, as travel little by little resumed, it introduced with it fights more than carrying masks onboard and thoughts about what form of travel was harmless for these determined for a change of landscapes.

There have been some excellent moments during this tumultuous year, which compelled us to glance at the wonders all around us nearer to residence. Here is a seem again at some of my preferred vacation tales documented by The Arizona Republic in 2020.