The Greater Phoenix Chapter was incorporated as a chapter in 1983. On September 1, 2005, the Southern Arizona Chapter united with the Greater Phoenix Chapter. With the merging of Southern AZ into our chapter, we felt it was time to officially recognize that our chapter is representative of all of our members statewide.
Today the Chapter boasts over 300 members representing hotels, resorts, transportation companies, entertainment companies, restaurants, destination management companies, meeting planners, airlines, golf facilities, audio visual companies, trade show services, tourist attractions, convention bureaus, and equipment rental companies, just to name a few.
Our Chapter holds educational meetings on the third Thursday of each month. In addition, we offer social and networking opportunities such as the Spring "Fun"Raiser held each April, the Annual Chinese Auction Fundraiser (normally held in June), the Annual Golf Tournament held in the fall and the Annual Holiday and Awards Banquet in December.
"To promote active participation of the membership with quality education, opportunity for professional growth and networking in the hospitality industry. To focus on: integrity and ethical practices, open forum and exchange of ideas, commitment to excellence and community support."