Press Releases

Read the latest news emanating from the Arizona Office of Tourism, including marketing initiatives, success stories and special events.

Visitors Spent $23 Billion in Arizona Last year—a New Record

Jul 17, 2018

More people visited Arizona last year than ever before—and spent record amounts of money—according to research released Wednesday by the Arizona Office of Tourism. Read More

Governor Ducey Signs Bill Establishing Native American Day

Apr 6, 2018

Governor Doug Ducey today signed SB 1235, legislation sponsored by Senator Jamescita Peshlakai (D), establishing June 2 as “Native American Day” in Arizona. Read More

British Airways increases nonstop service from London to Phoenix

Mar 26, 2018

British Airways announced it is bringing back an additional nonstop flight between London and Phoenix, Arizona, beginning March 27. Read More

Arizona Office of Tourism awards Hills Balfour contract for trade representation

Sep 26, 2017

The Arizona Office of Tourism (AOT) recently expanded its outreach in the UK and Ireland to include trade representation. The contract for this service was awarded to Hills Balfour. Read More

Arizona sees surge of Chinese visitors—and state tourism officials court more

Jul 22, 2017

China isn’t Arizona’s top source of overseas visitors—but that might soon change, thanks to a surge in interest from Chinese travelers and marketing efforts tailored to them by state tourism officials. Read More

Arizona Office of Tourism unveils ‘unreal’ ad campaign for Grand Canyon State

Jul 21, 2017

The newest advertising campaign for Arizona showcases experiences in the state that are at once authentic and unexpected, comfortable and grand, real and unreal. Read More

Direct impact of a record 43 million visitors to Arizona: $58 million per day

Jul 20, 2017

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 from the Arizona Office of Tourism. Read More

Virtual Reality Allows Viewers to Speed Down Sedona Slickrock, Skydive Over Grand Canyon

Jun 26, 2017

The latest tool the Arizona Office of Tourism is using to elevate awareness of Arizona’s tourism assets is virtual reality. Read More


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