INSIDE TUCSON BUSINESS
July 20, 2012
Tourists spent a record $2.4 billion in the Tucson region last year, according to a new report from the Arizona Office of Tourism.
The amount topped the previous yearly record of $2.2 billion spent in 2006 and represents a 20 percent jump over the $2 billion spent in the region in 2010.
Spending by tourists in Tucson represents about 13 percent of the $18.3 billion that was taken in state-wide last year. The state-wide amount didn’t show as dramatic improvement as happened in Tucson, up 3.4 percent from $17.7 billion in 2010.
Editor’s Note: For more on Tucson tourism, visit the Tucson Metropolitan Convention & Visitor’s Bureau page, visittucson.org.