Macerich Shopping Centers & Fashion Outlets partnered with British Airways and Experience Scottsdale to promote shopping during the most wonderful time of the year, taking a group to Scottsdale, Arizona for a cheeky pre-Christmas fam.
Staying at the Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows, the group enjoyed fantastic activities, luxury shopping and delicious dining over four days.
Trip highlights included a five-mile hike in The Sonoran Desert with Stellar Adventures, a shopping spree at the Luxury Scottsdale Fashion Square, a sunrise hot air balloon flight over the desert and a trip to the Musical Instrument Museum. The group also enjoyed the nightlife and festivities of Scottsdale Old Town.
Sue White from Cosmos said she enjoyed the whole experience and would definitely be promoting Scottsdale in the future, adding: “the food and drink was superb, as was the accommodation, the activities and the shopping!”
Paul Baxter from North America Travel Service described it as: “one of the best fam trips I have been on” and Sally Erritsos from Worldwide Escapes raved about the accommodation: “The Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows is a gorgeous hotel. Everything about it was perfect and I know exactly the sort of clients that this will suit. I was also wowed by the Hyatt Gainey Ranch and the amazing facilities for children – the gondola experience was really quirky.”
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