We are a non-profit organization funded primarily by bed tax collections at hotels & resorts in Tucson, Oro Valley and Pima County.
Our job is to promote the Tucson area as a travel destination. Taxes and revenue collected from tourism goes a long way to improve the local economy and supports more than 23,000 local jobs.
Our 520 local Partners understand the impact increased tourism and business travel has, especially during our peak season in winter when they see an increase in customers coming through their doors. Partners pay annual dues to Visit Tucson, and in return we list the Partners on our web sites www.visittucson.org and www.vamosatucson.com . We also refer visitors to our Partners through the Tucson Visitor Center (located on the campus of the University of Arizona); our call center and to meeting & event planners. While the funds raised from Partners make up a small part of our budget, it is considered private sector revenue which allows us additional opportunities to market Tucson.