FIND YOUR FLAIR Tempe Arizona Tourism Office We’ve waited all year to celebrate Tempe’s signature events, perfect hiking trails, inventive flavors and immersive nightlife with you. From music festivals to performing arts, here’s a preview of the season ahead. TINA – The Tina Turner Musical, a tribute to the legendary. Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll takes the stage at ASU Gammage Oct. 10-15, 2023. ROLLIN’ TO TEMPE Join the Arizona Coyotes for Pride Night, Oct. 27, a celebration of the LGBTQ+ athletes and community at Mullett Arena. CELEBRATE WITH US Four Peaks Brewing Co. presents Oktoberfest – three days of live music, contests, brats, beer and more – Oct. 13-15 at Tempe Beach Park. WILLKOMMEN Explore more at TempeTourism.com tempe arizona Tourism Office
FALL IN LOVE WITH TEMPE THIS SEASON! We’ve waited all year to celebrate Tempe’s signature events, perfect hiking trails, inventive flavors and immersive nightlife with you. From music festivals to performing arts, here’s a preview of the season ahead. TINA – The Tina Turner Musical tribute to the legendary Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll takes the stage at ASU Gammage Oct. 10-15, 2023. Join the Arizona Coyotes for Pride Night, Oct. 27, a celebration of the LGBTQ+ athletes and community at Mullett Arena. Four Peak Brewing Co. presents Oktoberfest – three days of live music, contests, brats, beer and more Oct. 13-15 at Tempe Beach Park.
Aloha…I’m Paul Jesus one of the managers at Betty’s Beach Cafe. As some of you may know…Betty’s did not survive! Lahaina Town has lost homes and businesses due to Hurricane Dora. This fundraiser is to help my staff that lost everything to relocate and get them back on their feet after this tragedy. Anything helps. Please keep Maui in your prayers as we figure out the next steps in rebuilding this beautiful town. We love and thank you all so much for all of your support throughout the years.
The LGBTQ+ community has been “exploding” back onto the travel scene in the past year as the COVID-19
CMI recently completed its 17th Annual LGBTQ Community Survey, a broad look at the LGBTQ+ community, including its travel habits. Paisley spoke about the survey results this week during a webinar.
Paisley theorized that the LGBTQ+ community was slower to come back to travel than the general population because COVID became such a political issue in the United States.
The survey and other CMI research suggests travel is largely happening at a greater level than before the pandemic among the LGBTQ+ community, Paisley said. That is particularly true of people ages 18 to 54. There is still some reluctance to travel among older survey takers.
In other research Paisley conducts for specific destinations, he often asks where survey takers have traveled in the past 12 months. Statistics for every destination in 2023 are exceeding 2019 across the board, he said.
“I think the LGBTQ community went through a pattern [where] we were actually underperforming for a couple of years, and we’re sort of exploding out of it right now,” he said.
CMI’s Community Survey found that more than half of respondents planned to book a hotel room (57%) or take a flight primarily for vacation (52%) in the second half of the year. Just under half, 49%, plan to take a vacation by car from home. Only 12% said they did not expect to travel for vacation for the rest of the year.
Big cities or metro areas were the most popular destinations for those planning travel for the remainder of the year (55%), followed by a beach destination (40%) and a road trip (37%).
Of those planning to travel during the remainder of the year, 77% will travel within the mainland United States, 19% will go to Europe and 11% to Mexico. Rounding out the top five destinations are the Caribbean and Canada (tied at
This year, 14,432 self-identified LGBTQ+ community members completed the survey from April to June.
For more information on the survey go to Community Marketing Insights https://cmi.info/
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DIVE INTO SUMMER FUN IN TEMPE! Grab your sunglasses, sunscreen and sense of adventure because summer has arrived in Tempe! Sun and soak at the pool by day and take in a Broadway show or explore the wonders of the Sonoran Desert after sunset. Flashlight Nights shine with a self-guided tour through the Desert Botanical Garden all summer long. HAIRSPRAY, Broadway’s Tony Award-winning musical comedy phenomenon, returns to ASU Gammage this June! Rooftop Pools make for a perfect oasis during the summer. Catch some rays, some spectacular views and relax in Tempe.
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CATCH A SNEAK PEEK OF SPRING IN TEMPE! Tempe spring events are a can’t miss! Explore a variety of outdoor events that will honor and inspire you with Tempe’s culture and spirit. ASU Pow Wow celebrates the heritage, beliefs and traditions of American Indian culture at Sun Devil Stadium. CHECK IT OUT Pat’s Run supports the Pat Tillman foundation with a 4.2 Mile run or walk through the streets of Tempe ending inside Sun Devil Stadium. GET THE SCOOP Music in the Garden presents a spectacular lineup of local musical talent at the Desert Botanical Garden. SEE FOR YOURSELF