The City of El Paso continues to receive national attention, this time Alaska Airlines is introducing travelers to the wonders of the Sun City with a feature article in its in-flight magazine, Alaska Beyond.
“We all know El Paso has so much to offer from our 300 days of sunshine to our cultural amenities including the museums and our historic sites,” said Museums and Cultural Affairs Department (MCAD) Director Tracey Jerome. “We are excited to welcome travelers to the Sun City.”
The five-page article titled “Historical El Paso,” explores the city as a cultural center and offers visitors suggestions on places to go, where to eat and what souvenirs to take home.
In addition, the article highlights the El Paso Museum of Art and the El Paso Museum of History as well as the Hueco Tanks State Park.
According to a recent economic impact study by Americans for the Arts; arts and culture related tourism have a $103.4 million annual impact to the regional economy.
This includes a $1.8 million impact on local hotels and 4,193 full-time jobs.
Alaska Airlines will begin daily nonstop service from Seattle and San Diego to El Paso on February 19.
Alaska Airlines is the fifth-largest U.S. airline based on passenger traffic and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington. Alaska Air Group serves 115 destinations with 1,200 daily departures in the United States, Mexico, Canada and Costa Rica. Major hubs include Seattle, Anchorage, L.A., San Francisco and Portland, Oregon.
The “Historical El Paso” article is on page 102 of Alaska Beyond and may be seen online here.