Record 43 million Arizona visitors equals $58 million per day

A record 43 million overnight visitors came to Arizona last year, and they collectively spent $58 million per day during their stays, according to new research focused on Arizona tourism from the Arizona Office of Tourism. “Over 43 million visitors—which is larger than the population
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The numbers are in: Columbus’ travel and tourism industry continues to grow

The mid-year 2017 State of the Industry Report is out and with the help of the 195 conventions, sporting events and meetings that took place from April to June alone in Columbus, the number of travelers to the area increased from the same period last year. “As more visitors come to ou
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More people are visiting Columbus and are staying longer, report says

Columbus saw nearly 40 million visitors last year, according to research released Wednesday by convention and visitors bureau Experience Columbus. That’s an increase of 1.5 percent over 2015, a modest uptick that appears to be continuing during the first half of 2017. Travelers also l
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Officials: 2016 saw record visits to New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE — Travelers looking for cultural authenticity and the great outdoors continue to boost tourism in New Mexico, the state’s chief promoter said Wednesday while releasing data showing the state is seeing tourism travel growth that is twice the national average. “The numbers s
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New Mexico to unveil new ‘record-breaking’ tourism numbers

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is expected to announce record-breaking tourism numbers for the southwestern state. [Full article here.]
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NM tourism numbers continue to climb

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — It was another record-breaking year for tourism trips in New Mexico in 2016. According to the state Tourism Department, there were an estimated 34.4 million trips in New Mexico last calendar year, up from 33.4 million in 2015. The increase marked a 3 percent growth
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Here is how big an economic impact Phoenix’s 18.2M visitors had in 2016

Phoenix’s visitors had a $6 billion economic impact on the city in 2016, according to the latest data from Visit Phoenix. The city’s agency that promotes tourism released their 2016 data, which was compiled by Longwoods International and Tourism Economics. As the city is g
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Colorado bursts into top 10 tourist-attracting states with record year

Colorado moved back into the top 10 tourist-drawing states in America for the first time in 22 years in 2016, as it set records for a sixth straight year for the numbers of tourists that streamed into the Centennial State and the amount of money they pumped into the local economy. The
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Another visitor spending record set in Denver in 2016

Overnight visitors to Denver generated $5.3 billion in revenue in 2016, an increase of 5 percent over the previous year and setting a new record, according to numbers released Wednesday by Visit Denver. [Read more.]
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When budgeting, note the return on investment of tourism marketing

In these tumultuous economic and politicized times, it is important that we look beyond the rhetoric that, on its face, may make sense but, in reality, debilitates our state and local economies. Few on either side of the aisle disagree that tourism is a bright spot in an otherwise str
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