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What Boycott? Arizona Tourism is Booming
FOX NEWS PHOENIX ^ | 07/30/2010

Posted on 07/30/2010 11:26:00 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

PHOENIX - When SB1070 was signed into law, there were calls from Los Angeles to St. Paul to Boston to boycott Arizona.

City councils, businesses, organizations, and even musicians vowed not to travel to Arizona, because of our stance on illegal immigration. But one study shows, the boycott strategy didn't deliver the knockout punch some hoped for.

The study found that occupancy rates at Arizona hotels are up more than 5 percent in May, and more than 11 percent compared to last year. The state raked in $48 million in tourism dollars.

The boom in numbers is apparently thanks in part to SB1070 supporters across the nation, and a massive PR campaign that was launched to restore Arizona's image.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; arizona; boom; boycott; tourism

1 posted on 07/30/2010 11:26:03 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Buycott success!


2 posted on 07/30/2010 11:26:51 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (We have, therefore, to resolve to conquer or die. - Samuel Adams)
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To: Psalm 144

Bumping for Great Justice !!!


3 posted on 07/30/2010 11:28:19 AM PDT by expatguy (Support "An American Expat in Southeast Asia" - DONATE)
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To: SeekAndFind

Yeah and I bet the surge from the bused in protesters helped too.
Only problem they will have to fumigate when they leave.


4 posted on 07/30/2010 11:28:19 AM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: SeekAndFind

5 posted on 07/30/2010 11:30:14 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Marty62
Only problem they will have to fumigate when they leave.

Why is that a "problem"? Increased business for local fumigators, de-flea-ers, and other assorted nuisance-vermin specialists.

;^)

6 posted on 07/30/2010 11:31:13 AM PDT by kromike
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To: SeekAndFind

7 posted on 07/30/2010 11:31:50 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: SeekAndFind

BYB (Bring Your Business)to AZ is working.


8 posted on 07/30/2010 11:35:12 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: kromike

:-)


9 posted on 07/30/2010 11:35:49 AM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: SandRat
BYB (Bring Your Business)to AZ is working.

Refugees from CA, which will eventually sink without them.

10 posted on 07/30/2010 11:38:26 AM PDT by thulldud (Is it "alter or abolish" time yet?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Arizona had a hole that needed to be plugged and the tourists took care of it!


11 posted on 07/30/2010 11:41:50 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: SeekAndFind

On the downside, there are alot of dirty dishes and unmowed lawns.


12 posted on 07/30/2010 11:44:14 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: SeekAndFind

If it benefits an AZ business owner, I buy it. Amazing how liberals think that a boycott would supercede the power of freedom loving Americans who will spend money that they actually earned.


13 posted on 07/30/2010 11:51:42 AM PDT by albie
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To: SeekAndFind

14 posted on 07/30/2010 11:52:27 AM PDT by nhwingut (Palin/Bachmann '12)
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To: SeekAndFind

Bad news for the La Raza, MEChA, and the other Hispanic KKK crowd.

Bet this is not reported on CNN. MSNBC, or even MS Fox News. It would upset their pro-Amnesty agenda


15 posted on 07/30/2010 11:53:04 AM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (JD for Senate ..... jdforsenate.com. You either voting for JD, or voting for the Liberal...)
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To: dead
Everytime I read about the success of 1070, I get the picture of Anna in I am Legion: It's working! It's working!

Legislative vaccine is WORKING against the invading disease.

16 posted on 07/30/2010 11:53:57 AM PDT by txhurl
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To: nhwingut

Arizona iced tea is made in NY, sorry.


17 posted on 07/30/2010 11:55:06 AM PDT by txhurl
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To: SeekAndFind

Can I spread a rumor? Here in Georgia we’re going to pass our own tough immigration law. Maybe even tougher than Arizona. You hear that, Eric Holder?

Stand back, Martha. I just put out the welcome sign for tourists!


18 posted on 07/30/2010 11:57:01 AM PDT by bigred44
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To: dead
On the downside, there are alot of dirty dishes and unmowed lawns.

Hey, it's about time Americans learned to work with their hands again instead of sitting on their butts, watching TV and reading People's Magazine all day.
19 posted on 07/30/2010 11:58:19 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

..All Your Boycott Are Belong To Us...


20 posted on 07/30/2010 12:01:10 PM PDT by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Incidentally, there are now RE-ELECT GOVERNOR BREWER billboards that use this very picture. I see one all the time on the I-17 North.


21 posted on 07/30/2010 12:59:21 PM PDT by Jake from AZ (HELP HELP I'M SURROUNDED BY POLITICIANS)
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To: SeekAndFind

Makes sense. Now it’s safer there.


22 posted on 07/30/2010 1:17:49 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (Language, Borders, Culture, Full employment for those here legally)
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To: WalterSkinner

*..All Your Boycott Are Belong To Us...*

The boycotters have been pwned!


23 posted on 07/30/2010 1:21:24 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (Language, Borders, Culture, Full employment for those here legally)
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To: SeekAndFind

On my Route 66 trip this summer we stayed in Munds Park with our R.V. 20 miles south of Flagstaff, one of my favorite American cities.
Went the mountain back round to Sedona, The Grand Canyon, Petrified forrest, Painted Desert. And the San Francisco Reaks are always a grand view.
Thank you Arizona.
I’ll be back.


24 posted on 07/30/2010 2:02:04 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Ya unAmerican p.o.s.)
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

Ping!


25 posted on 07/30/2010 2:28:52 PM PDT by HiJinx (I can see November from my front porch - and Mexico from the back.)
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To: Jake from AZ; IPWGOP

Linda, your artwork is getting out there!
I hope Governor Brewer’s campaign staff contacted you, first...


26 posted on 07/30/2010 2:32:12 PM PDT by HiJinx (I can see November from my front porch - and Mexico from the back.)
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To: Joe Boucher

Try the southern route next time, Joe...just stay on I-10. Take in Tombstone, the Cochise Stronghold, the San Rafael Swell, and Sky Islands of SE Arizona.

We may even be able to spend some time on the Sierra Vista Range. They have a great 500 yd firing line. We shoot from north to south...


27 posted on 07/30/2010 2:35:02 PM PDT by HiJinx (I can see November from my front porch - and Mexico from the back.)
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To: kromike
Why is that a "problem"? Increased business for local fumigators, de-flea-ers, and other assorted nuisance-vermin specialists

Hey, don't forget Bail-Bondsmen!!

28 posted on 07/30/2010 2:37:40 PM PDT by moehoward
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To: HiJinx

I did I-10 in November two years ago on the way to Vegas to celebrate my sons 21st. Been about 20 years but beautiful.
But this time of year it is too darn hot to drive I-10.
This is the time of year I stay home. Do a little diving, offshore fishing, sailing and just wait for a Hurricane.
About Sept 15 I’ll go out and about in the R.V. cause the temp will be a falling and the yuth will be back in school.


29 posted on 07/30/2010 3:27:21 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Ya unAmerican p.o.s.)
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To: SeekAndFind

We just got back from Maricopa, had a great time. Dropped some $$ in AZ and gladly.


30 posted on 07/30/2010 3:56:09 PM PDT by brushcop (CW4 Matthew Lourey CW2 Joshua Scott/ Kiowa pilots KIA Iraq '05. Thank you for our son's life.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Son and family went west for vacation this year and made a point of staying 2 days in Arizona...He said he was going to tell everyone he bought from that the reason was the boycott.......looks like lots of people thought the same thing.......good...


31 posted on 07/30/2010 9:13:49 PM PDT by goat granny
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