Winter Influx of Visitors Begins for Explore Arizona Tours

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Snowbirds Aren't All Retired Anymore

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My husband and I decided to take a break from the cold this year. We stuck it out during the summer and saved his vacation for December. We're going to fly to Phoenix, stay the night, go the Phoenix Zoo and then head to Sedona for a few days.

Explore Arizona Tours is experiencing the annual influx of winter visitors many label "Snowbirds." This group is traditionally made up of older, retired individuals. But Explore Arizona Tours is noticing that the group's demographic is no longer so limited. More and more younger, non-retired people are traveling to Arizona during the winter months in addition to the retired set. The most popular Arizona tours amongst the winter group are currently Sedona tours probably because they offer a good view of the calm, Arizona winters that inspire winter travel in Arizona.

Lisa M., 27-year-old wife and mother of 2, said, "My husband and I decided to take a break from the cold this year. We stuck it out during the summer and saved his vacation for December. We're going to fly to Phoenix, stay the night, go the Phoenix Zoo and then head to Sedona for a few days."

Edward T., 59-year-old retiree, said, "We come to Arizona every winter. My wife would be happy staying all year, but I like to move around. She gets the winters in Arizona and I get to choose where we end up for the rest of the year. We usually stay in the Phoenix area, but she wants to try visiting Northern Arizona this year. We'll see how it goes."

Tyson Bailey of Explore Arizona Tours says, "We offer full service tours throughout Arizona for large or small groups out of Phoenix, Sedona and the Grand Canyon. We've seen a lot of additional interest this year in Sedona. Most are indicating that they've either been to Phoenix and want to see another aspect of Arizona or that they are looking to see a bit of a traditional 'winter' without being overwhelmed by cold and snow. Sedona gives a nice, calm, picturesque piece of what a lot of Arizona winter travelers are escaping from."

The increase of younger winter travelers could be due to a variety of reasons, but Explore Arizona Tours management suggested that it seemed as if it was due to a lack of funds in the summer (due to the recession) resulting in increased travel before vacation time expires at the new year. Regardless of the reason for the increased travel amongst the younger demographic during Arizona's winter can only benefit the state economy.

For further information on Explore Arizona Tours or the Arizona tourism industry get in touch with Tyson Bailey at 888-399-3531. Or you can visit Explore Arizona Tours online at http://www.explorearizonatours.com.

Contact: Tyson Bailey
Company: Explore Arizona Tours
http://www.explorearizonatours.com
Phone: 1-888-399-3531

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