explore-arizona-hikingAzLTA has partnered with City of Phoenix Parks & Recreation and Phoenix Fire to advise visitors on the safest ways to experience our state’s hiking trails. We encourage visitors to Take a Hike! Do it Right!

8 ways to stay safe on the trail

  • Watch the weather: Yes, it’s a dry heat – but Arizona’s temperature can be deceiving and deadly. Hike when it’s cool outside, try early mornings and evenings when there’s more shade.
  • Dress appropriately: Wear proper shoes, clothing, hat and sunscreen.
  • Bring water: Hydrate before you go. Have plenty of water — more than you think you need.
  • Keep in contact: Carry a mobile phone.
  • Team up: Hike with others. If hiking solo, tell someone your start and end times, and location.
  • Be honest: Do you have a medical condition? Asthma, heart problems, diabetes, knee or back problems? Don’t push yourself. (Even trained athletes have been caught off guard by getting dehydrated on Arizona trails.)
  • Don’t trailblaze: Enjoy the Sonoran Desert’s beautiful and undeveloped landscape, but stay on designated trails.
  • Take responsibility: Don’t be “that person” – the one who was unprepared, shouldn’t have been there for health reasons or ignored safety guidelines. Be the responsible hiker, who takes a hike and does it right!

This safety message is designed to educate those who take to the city’s trail system unprepared.

Is your Hotel in Compliance? Under Section 33-301 of the Arizona Revised Statues: Every keeper of a hotel, inn, boarding, lodging or apartment house, or auto camp, shall post in a conspicuous place in the office or public room, and in every bedroom of the establishment, a printed copy of sections 33-951 and 33-952, with a printed statement of charges by the day, week or month for meals, lodging or other items furnished. ORDER AZ LAW CARDS. Download the FILLABLE ORDER FORM. Minimum of 25 cards per order required.

What are Responsibilities and Rights as a Hotelier?
The Arizona Hotel & Lodging Association in partnership with Ogletree Deakins is proud to offer you the Arizona Hotel & Lodging Law Manual. This is a must have for any property. For members, please go to the “Members Only” area to download your complimentary copy.

Terrorism and the Hotel Industry: How to Fight Back Through Empowerment
The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) and the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) joined forces on an initiative to encourage and educate lodging employees to recognize, report, and react to suspicious and crisis situations that occur on property. DOWNLOAD Terrorism and Hotels

New Crib Regulation Compliance
The Consumer Protection Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has begun compliance inspections that will continue throughout 2014 to ensure hotels are complying with the final rules regarding mandatory standards for baby cribs that went into effect in December 2012. AH&LA encourages each property to review the regulations and ensure that cribs offered for consumer use are fully compliant. Visit the CPSC crib information center for details on the new standards and safe sleep practices for infants.

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